Escobari, Diego (2011): Imperfect Detection of Tax Evasion in a Corrupt Tax Administration. Forthcoming in: Public Organization Review
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This article models the imperfect detection of tax evasion motivated by the existence of a corrupt tax administration. Consistent with previous literature, fines and audit probabilities both have a positive effect on compliance. Moreover, the model shows that they have a negative effect on the bribes paid to corrupt tax officials. More corruption decreases compliance levels, giving honest auditors incentives to work harder to detect evasion. Giving inspectors a share of the detected evasion (tax farming) makes auditors work harder; however, increasing their wages reduces their exerted effort to discover evasion. Higher compliance can as well be achieved by hiring more efficient inspectors.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Imperfect Detection of Tax Evasion in a Corrupt Tax Administration|
|Keywords:||Taxation; Evasion; Corruption|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
H - Public Economics > H8 - Miscellaneous Issues > H83 - Public Administration; Public Sector Accounting and Audits
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H26 - Tax Evasion
|Depositing User:||Diego Escobari|
|Date Deposited:||03. Jun 2012 16:16|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 14:21|
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