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Tax compliance attitude and behaviour: Gender & ethnicity differences of Malaysian taxpayers


Kasipillai, Jeyapalan and Abdul Jabbar, Hijattullah (2003) Tax compliance attitude and behaviour: Gender & ethnicity differences of Malaysian taxpayers. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Asia Academic Accounting Association, 27-29 October 2003, Nagoya, Japan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Prior tax compliance research has focused little on gender as a predictor of compliance.In Malaysia, ethnic background of a taxpayer also could be a major determinant of tax compliance.This study investigates whether gender and ethnicity differences occur in relation to tax compliance attitude and behaviour of Malaysian taxpayers.A personal interview approach is used to obtain information from taxpayers in urban towns. Univariate test suggests that males and females were found to have similar compliant attitudes. As for ethnicity, a similar result was observed.A regression analysis of the data revealed that ethnic factors, academic qualifications and attitude towards noncompliance were statistically significant in relation to income reporting behaviour. The findings of this study are useful for policy implementation in identifying groups that require additional attention to increase voluntary compliance through tax education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 14:15
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2012 14:15
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5222

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