Socio-demographics of tax stamp compliance in Upper Denkyira East Municipal and Upper Denkyira West District in Ghana

Stephen Amponsah (School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)
Kofi Osei Adu (Department of Banking and Finance, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Publication date: 13 November 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to analyse social and demographic factors that affect tax stamp compliance in Upper Denkyira East Municipal and Upper Denkyira West District in Ghana.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design to sample 783 micro-taxpayers through the use of multi-stage sampling technique. Primary data were collected from micro-taxpayers by using a structured interview. Ordered logit regression model was used to regress the extent of tax stamp compliance on socio-demographic factors in relation to tax stamp cases in the study area.

Findings

The study found that occupational association status, location, gender, type of business operated, age, level of education and household size are significant predictors of tax stamp compliance in the study area.

Originality/value

The originality of the study is in twofold. First, the study dwells on extant literature on social and demographic factors of tax compliance in general and specifically applies them to a special kind of presumptive tax, tax stamp, in Ghana. The study is also considered as the first of its kind to perform rigorous statistical analysis of social and demographic factors in relation to tax compliance.

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Citation

Amponsah, S. and Adu, K.O. (2017), "Socio-demographics of tax stamp compliance in Upper Denkyira East Municipal and Upper Denkyira West District in Ghana", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 59 No. 6, pp. 1315-1330. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-10-2016-0092

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