Fairness of Tax Laws and Regulations Influence on Tax Compliance in Tanzania: Lessons from SMEs in Arusha Tanzania

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess the influence of fairness of tax laws and regulations on tax compliance in Tanzania taking SMES in Arusha city as a case study. Mixed approach and survey design were employed to conduct this study, where systematic and purposive sampling techniques were used to select 100 respondents to take part in the study. It was revealed that there is positive and significant influence on tax compliance. An adjusted R2 =59.6% while    F(8, 87) =28.86 P < 0.000 were revealed, implied that fairness of tax laws and regulations had positive and significant influence on tax compliance in Tanzania. It was recommended that tax legal framework in Tanzania should be improved; to include making assessment basing on reality of business in Tanzania and eliminates complexity in tax payment processes.

Citation: Maseko F.E and Sawe I E. (2022) Fairness of Tax Laws and Regulations Influence on Tax Compliance in Tanzania: Lessons from SMEs in Arusha Tanzania, European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research, Vol.10, No. 11, pp.52-68

Keywords: Tax Compliance, Tax Evasion, fairness of tax laws and regulations, tax avoidance

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ejaafr.2013/vol10n115268

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 52-68 (Download PDF)

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