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Tax compliance of small enterprises in Greece


  • Vasileios A. Vlachos
  • Aristidis Bitzenis


The discussion about tax compliance and tax morale has been over stimulated after the eruption of the Greek crisis. In this paper, we use data from the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey of the World Bank to explore the determinants of tax compliance of small enterprises in Greece. Our findings indicate that tax burden and corruption are the primary determinants of non-compliance behaviour in our sample. With regard to the problems faced and exaggerated due to the economic crisis, non-compliance of small enterprises in Greece cannot be evidently considered as a means to survival.

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  • Vasileios A. Vlachos & Aristidis Bitzenis, 2016. "Tax compliance of small enterprises in Greece," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 28(2/3), pages 380-389.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:28:y:2016:i:2/3:p:380-389

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