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Prosecuting non-lodgers: to persuade or punish?

Williams, Robert


Prosecution in the court is one of the Australian Taxation Office’s (Tax Office's) last resort enforcement procedures for the small numbers of taxpayers who fail to lodge a tax return. The Tax Office has generally assumed that prosecution will obtain lodgment of the return being sought and, via deterrence, improve longer-term compliance behaviour in the prosecuted individual. This paper examines these assumptions by relating tax return data to the outcomes of court cases of prosecuted...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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