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Tax Evasion in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Perception from Taxpayers and Tax Inspectors


  • Saudin Terzic

    (Indirect Taxation Authority, Bosnia & Herzegovina)

  • Miro Dzakula

    (University of Mostar &Indirect Taxation Authority, Bosnia & Herzegovina)

  • Elvir Muminovic

    (University of Business Studies & Indirect Taxation Authority, Bosnia & Herzegovina)


Tax evasion is more of a disciplinary problem, produced by numerous, big and turbulent changes. The growing problems with tax evasion are present all over the world and they require a global solution of the problem. Although tax evasion is a global phenomenon, this is also the issue that most developed countries in the world are dealing with, there are significant differences between individual countries, all depending on the legal order, the entire social system and it is depending from country to country, and this is especially evident among transitioning countries. The problem of tax evasion is particularly acute in Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter BiH). The main research result indicates that tax evasion has multiplicative effects; by reducing tax evasion, the situation in public finances improves substantially. This article discusses tax evasion in BiH and the perception of taxpayers and tax inspectors towards tax evasion. In this line, this article presents the theoretical analysis of the phenomenon of tax evasion (which is not a goal in itself), including the empirical analysis factors that have the greatest influence on tax evasion by using logistic regression modeling method. The paper checks the main hypothesis by identifying the factors that affect tax evasion and by determining their significance and impact, it is possible to construct logit model for determining factors of tax evasion in BiH.

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  • Saudin Terzic & Miro Dzakula & Elvir Muminovic, 2020. "Tax Evasion in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Perception from Taxpayers and Tax Inspectors," Eurasian Journal of Economics and Finance, Eurasian Publications, vol. 8(1), pages 24-37.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejn:ejefjr:v:8:y:2020:i:1:p:24-37

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    1. Francesco Flaviano Russo, 2010. "Tax Evasion and Community Effects in Italy," CSEF Working Papers 254, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
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