By Robert W. McGee (auth.), Robert W. McGee (eds.)
Why do humans avoid paying taxes? this can be the significant query addressed during this quantity by way of Robert McGee and a multidisciplinary team of members from around the globe. utilising insights from economics, public finance, political technological know-how, legislation, philosophy, theology and sociology, the authors think about the advanced motivations for no longer paying taxes and the stipulations less than which this habit may be rationalized. utilising theoretical methods in addition to empirical study, The Ethics of Tax Evasion considers 3 common arguments for tax evasion: (1) in circumstances the place the govt. is corrupt or engaged in human rights abuses; (2) the place voters declare lack of ability to pay, unfairness within the tax method, purchasing issues that don't profit the taxpayer, excessively excessive tax premiums, or the place taxes are used to aid an unpopular struggle; and (3) via philosophical, ethical, or spiritual competition. The authors additional discover those matters via asking even if attitudes towards tax evasion fluctuate through state or different demographic variables equivalent to gender, age, ethnicity, source of revenue point, marital prestige, schooling or faith. the result's a multi-faceted research of tax evasion in cultural and institutional context, and, extra often, a learn in moral dilemmas and rational choice making.