Exploring Voluntary Tax Compliance Factors in Slovenia: Implications for Tax Administration and Policymakers
In this paper we test the significance of norms and trust in authorities for voluntary tax compliance in Slovenia. The empirical analysis has shown that national and social norms are significant factor of tax compliance, whilst trust in authorities (the Parliament and the European Union) was not proved as significantly related variables of tax compliance in Slovenia. We discuss possible policy responses to our findings. Since norms and trust in authorities are non-economic factors of tax-compliance the indirect control approach, which focuses on the development of a high trust and high commitment culture of taxpayers has been examined more thoroughly. Due to the generally valid recognition that both direct and indirect control measures need to be used together to tackle the shadow economy, we briefly introduce the responsive regulation approach and the slippery slope framework.
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