International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Impact of Tax Audit on Tax Compliance in Nigeria
Kennedy Prince Modugu, John Obi Anyaduba PhD

This paper examines the impact of tax audit and other qualitative attributes on the tax compliance level of companies in Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to staff of sampled companies in selected states of the five geo-political zones of Nigeria. Ordered Logistic Regression technique was employed to analyse the responses. The result showed that there exists a positive relationship between tax audit and tax compliance. The result also revealed that the probability of being audited, perception on government spending, penalties and enforcement, the joint effect of tax audit and penalties have a tendency to significantly influence tax compliance in Nigeria. We therefore recommend that the relevant authorities should seek more pragmatic and effective means of enhancing the impact of tax audits on corporate tax compliance in Nigeria in order to consolidate on government’s revenue.

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