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The threat of taxation: management by responsive regulation

Braithwaite, Valerie; Murphy, Kristina; Reinhart, Monika


This paper analyses taxpaying as a threatening experience that intrudes on freedom and financial well-being. A new model (ROAM – regulation through self, oppression and autonomy) is proposed to explain why enforcement activity by tax authorities can generate outcomes that are counter-productive in eliciting future compliance. Responsive regulation is proposed as an approach that allows tax authorities to understand the mentalities of those they wish to regulate, to gain greater insight into the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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