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The power of voice in stimulating morality: Eliciting taxpayer preferences increases tax compliance

Abstract:

Decisions about paying taxes represent one of the most common moral quandaries faced by citizens. In the present research, we argue that taxpayer compliance can be raised by increasing “voice”: allowing taxpayers to express non-binding preferences about the way their taxes are used. We first test for effects of preference expression on tax compliance with a tax in a laboratory setting. Here, we find that allowing participants to express non-binding preferences over tax spending priorities le...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/jcpy.1022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Said Business School
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Consumer Psychology Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
2
Pages:
310-328
Publication date:
2017-12-13
Acceptance date:
2017-11-17
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ISSN:
1532-7663
Pubs id:
pubs:747042
URN:
uri:2638e52e-2db2-4661-8573-b3cce76f0f86
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uuid:2638e52e-2db2-4661-8573-b3cce76f0f86
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pubs:747042

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