Tax knowledge, tax ethics and tax non compliant behavior of non-accounting postgraduates from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam / Mira Susanti Amirrudin

Amirrudin, Mira Susanti (2007) Tax knowledge, tax ethics and tax non compliant behavior of non-accounting postgraduates from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam / Mira Susanti Amirrudin. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

The objective for implementation of the self-assessment tax system (SAS) is
to increase voluntary tax compliance among taxpayers. Under SAS, taxpayers are
required to compute their own tax liability. Hence, taxpayers need to have basic
personal tax knowledge to fill out tax return form correctly and accurately. To help
them reduce tax liability within the tax laws, taxpayers need to understand the
differences between tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax planning.
This study aims to assess the level of tax knowledge of postgraduates from
non-accounting disciplines and examine their tax ethical beliefs. In addition, the
study attempts to identify whether they understand the differences between tax
evasion, tax avoidance and tax planning and to seek their opinions about the
introduction of tax subject at non-accounting postgraduate's level. A survey was
used to collect data from seven non-accounting faculties in Universiti Teknologi
MARA, Shah Alam. A total of 620 questionnaires were distributed and the response
rate was 35.97% (223/620).
The findings indicated that 640/0 of respondents (who are taxpayers) had
medium level of knowledge in personal taxation. About 62.80/0 of respondents (who
are taxpayers) showed negative level of tax ethics. Interestingly, majority of
respondents were unable to define and classify tax behaviours into tax evasion, tax
avoidance or tax planning correctly. The level of tax knowledge for those who had
studied taxation is higher than those that had not studied taxation. Furthermore, the
tax ethics score for male is higher than female which indicates that male taxpayers
had higher negative tax ethics level than female. In addition, there is significance
difference in the taxpayers experience and the level of tax knowledge. Only 37.7% of
respondents favoured that tax subject be introduced in their course.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Amirrudin, Mira Susanti
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Lai, Ming Ling (Dr.)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Managerial accounting > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Tax accounting
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Revenue. Taxation. Internal revenue
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Tax collection. Taxpayer compliance > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Accountancy
Programme: Master of Accountancy
Item ID: 3555
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-assessment tax system (SAS), tax compliance, taxpayers, tax knowledge, tax liability, tax
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3555

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