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Is It Unethical to Evade Taxes in an Evil or Corrupt State? A Look at Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mormon and Baha'i Perspectives


Robert W. McGee


Fayetteville State University


Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 149-181, Winter 1999

Abstract:     
The ethics of tax evasion has been a neglected topic in both the accounting and ethical literature. Until recently, not much has appeared on this topic. The present article reviews the recent literature, focusing on the question of whether tax evasion is unethical in an evil or corrupt state. The author concludes by giving his own views on the subject.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: Ethics, tax evasion, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Islam, Mormon, Baha'i, religion

JEL Classification: H26, D63

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Date posted: January 27, 2001  

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McGee, Robert W., Is It Unethical to Evade Taxes in an Evil or Corrupt State? A Look at Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mormon and Baha'i Perspectives. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 149-181, Winter 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=251469 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.251469

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Fayetteville State University ( email )
School of Business and Economics
Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States
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