Ways of Consensus Building for Income Tax Compliance in Cooperatives

Authors

  • Babul Khanal Deputy General Manager, National Cooperative Federation of Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/prashasan.v53i1.46329

Keywords:

Cooperatives, Income tax compliance, Consensus building

Abstract

Income tax compliance is a significant phenomenon in the tax administration in both developed and developing countries. Literatures stress on the consensual way of resolving disputes on tax policy process. By virtue of its identity, cooperative model of development is regarded as a pathway of establishing the equitable society based on social justice and personal dignity. The demand of setting a reasonable income tax has exposed a considerable debate in cooperative sector in Nepal. This study was carried out in order to find ways of building consensus for income tax policy process through a sample survey based on Israel (1992) in 100 savings and credit, multipurpose and consumer cooperatives in Kathmandu district and 25 policy makers, bureaucrats, cooperative leaders and professional as key informants. The district was supposed to be the most potential in terms of both tax contribution and evasion. The data were analyzed with qualitative method using descriptive statistical techniques in SPPS. The study found out the ways of consensus building for the full compliance of income tax through the fair service and consensual policy process that needs to be delivered by the government. The value based operation of the cooperatives needs to be carried out within the legal frame while contributing to increasing production, creating employment, and enhancing the quality of life. Therefore, it is suggested to both stakeholders for regularly interact to show mutual trust and flexibility while developing and pursuing the income tax compliance policy decently.

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Khanal, B. (2022). Ways of Consensus Building for Income Tax Compliance in Cooperatives. Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration, 53(1), 182–194. https://doi.org/10.3126/prashasan.v53i1.46329

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