The Impact of Demographic Factors on Tax Compliance: Evidence from Hetauda

Authors

  • Bhojraj Dhakal Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal
  • Krishna Prasad Paudel Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal
  • Pabitra Pathak Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal
  • Rajan Neupane Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/irjmmc.v4i4.61281

Keywords:

Tax Compliance, Attitude, Demographic Factors, Behavior, Economy

Abstract

This article explores the impact of demographic factors on tax compliance behavior in Nepal collected from Hetauda Sub- Metropolitan City. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of demographic factors on tax compliance. Focus of this study is to investigate what actually happens in the economy with the low tax compliance ratio in Nepal, which results in unexpected low tax revenue day by day. To this end, the author used quantitative research approach only. The target population of the study was taxpayers of the Hetauda city categorized in both private and public job and business. The primary data were collected through survey questionnaire from 300 selected samples to meet the target population. Binary logistic regression model and Pearson Correlation Matrix were employed to analyse the data through SPSS and EViews. The result of this study has shown the demographic factors incorporated with attitude variables under four different model. The impact of the demographic factors on tax compliance is mixed in nature. Some demographic factors are inversely related to tax compliance and vice-versa. A low tax compliance problem is related to low tax revenue of a particular country. The beauty of this study is to bridge the knowledge gap of emerging issue of the tax compliance behavior in several ways.

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Author Biographies

Bhojraj Dhakal, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

Lecturer of Economics

Krishna Prasad Paudel, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

Lecturer of Economics

Pabitra Pathak, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

Lecturer of Economics

Rajan Neupane, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

Lecturer of Economics

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

Dhakal, B., Paudel, K. P., Pathak, P., & Neupane, R. (2023). The Impact of Demographic Factors on Tax Compliance: Evidence from Hetauda. International Research Journal of MMC, 4(4), 19–25. https://doi.org/10.3126/irjmmc.v4i4.61281

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