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

33 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2001  

Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

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.

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

JEL Classification: H26, D63

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=251469 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.251469

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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