Session

Management, Business and Economics

Description

Tax evasion and the ethics about it are widely discussed topics nowadays and they have revived a lot of debates among ethics analysts or government representatives and business mangers or owners. The first ones argue that it is unethical hiding revenues to avoid taxes, since they are one of the ways business owners contribute to their proper countries in order for the society of that country to benefit from those. On the other hand, businessmen argue that they already pay too much tax and do philanthropic donations, so there is no reason for them to feel they should pay more since they already contribute to the society. But what is tax evasion? Is tax evasion ethical or justifiable? Why would owners of huge businesses avoid tax even though they already have too much money in their bank accounts? Why would random people avoid taxes, even though the sum they have to pay is not too big to handle? How does it work for Albania? This paper gives some answers to the above raised questions. For this purpose, a questionnaire was prepared and filled by 200 students of the University of New York in Tirana (UNYT).

Keywords:

tax, tax evasion, ethics, government, taxpayers

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-12-3

First Page

124

Last Page

128

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

7-11-2015 5:00 PM

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Ethics of Tax Evasion, The case of Albania

Durres, Albania

Tax evasion and the ethics about it are widely discussed topics nowadays and they have revived a lot of debates among ethics analysts or government representatives and business mangers or owners. The first ones argue that it is unethical hiding revenues to avoid taxes, since they are one of the ways business owners contribute to their proper countries in order for the society of that country to benefit from those. On the other hand, businessmen argue that they already pay too much tax and do philanthropic donations, so there is no reason for them to feel they should pay more since they already contribute to the society. But what is tax evasion? Is tax evasion ethical or justifiable? Why would owners of huge businesses avoid tax even though they already have too much money in their bank accounts? Why would random people avoid taxes, even though the sum they have to pay is not too big to handle? How does it work for Albania? This paper gives some answers to the above raised questions. For this purpose, a questionnaire was prepared and filled by 200 students of the University of New York in Tirana (UNYT).