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How are They Spending my Taxes? Tax Compliance and Citizens’ Interest in Politics


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Dawson, P. and Jones, P., 2010. How are They Spending my Taxes? Tax Compliance and Citizens’ Interest in Politics. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 11/10)

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    Abstract

    In neoclassical economics, individuals are assumed to perceive tax payments as commensurate with any other payment. This paper challenges this assumption. Individuals are more likely to identify with the community when they pay a higher share of their income in tax and when compliance is also an expression of civic duty. An analysis of questionnaire responses from over 20 countries suggests that citizens take a greater interest in politics when they are more tax compliant.

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    Item Type Reports/Papers (Working Paper)
    CreatorsDawson, P.and Jones, P.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsinformation, political participation, tax evasion
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
    Research CentresBath Economics Research
    RefereedNo
    StatusPublished
    ID Code21047

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