Tax Avoidance in Pakistan: Drivers and Necessary Policy Interventions

  • Dr. Sikandar Hussain Soomro Assistant Professor, Department of Economics University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Roshan Ali Umrani Lecturer, Shahdadkot Campus, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  • Dr. Imdad Ali Khowaja Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Keywords: Tax evasion, Tax Determination, Taxation, Pakistan, Communal Policies


Tax avoidance in Pakistan is extremely high, prompting a weakening in the monetary circumstance and an absence of arrangement of open administrations. The report breaks down four factors of expense resolve: sentiments of blame and disgrace; absence of trust in the administration; discernment about different residents who make good on assessments; and levels of set approvals, as factors of tax avoidance in the Republic of Pakistan. The work incorporates a review led through a poll disseminated among a deliberately chosen test of 400 salaried representatives to gather reactions that were dissected utilizing the t-test. The discoveries propose that the view of the utilization of cash, the components of disgrace, the impression of the consistent conduct of different residents, and the degree of authorizations influence tax avoidance. In any case, the factors of blame and view of defilement don't significantly affect shirking conduct. Some strategy mediation's to control the danger of tax avoidance have been proposed toward the finish of the archive. These approaches incorporate persuading citizens through strategies, for example, selling, forcing fines and punishments, and distributing the names of defaulters through the media and the duty office site.

How to Cite
Dr. Sikandar Hussain Soomro, Roshan Ali Umrani, & Dr. Imdad Ali Khowaja. (2020). Tax Avoidance in Pakistan: Drivers and Necessary Policy Interventions. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 1(4), 146-156.