Christian Views on the Ethics of Tax Evasion

14 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2003  

Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Abstract

One hesitates to make general statements about "Christian" views on anything, given the fact that Christians of various sects have persecuted and even killed each other (not to mention Jews and Muslims) over the centuries because of doctrinal disputes. Nevertheless, I will attempt to make some general statements regarding Christian doctrine on the ethics of tax evasion. The literature on this topic is scant, or at least was scant until recently. Therefore, I will necessarily be limited in my discussion to some Biblical passages, a few recent articles, the views of some Popes and a doctoral dissertation that was written in the 1940s.

Keywords: Christian, tax evasion, ethics

JEL Classification: H26, D63

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Christian Views on the Ethics of Tax Evasion. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=461398 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.461398

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

Paper statistics

Downloads
741
Rank
25,527
Abstract Views
4,692