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Benford’s Law: an instrument for selecting tax audit targets?


  • Christoph Watrin


  • Ralf Struffert
  • Robert Ullmann


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  • Christoph Watrin & Ralf Struffert & Robert Ullmann, 2008. "Benford’s Law: an instrument for selecting tax audit targets?," Review of Managerial Science, Springer, vol. 2(3), pages 219-237, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:rvmgts:v:2:y:2008:i:3:p:219-237
    DOI: 10.1007/s11846-008-0019-9

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    Cited by:

    1. Henselmann, Klaus & Scherr, Elisabeth & Ditter, Dominik, 2013. "Applying Benford's Law to individual financial reports: An empirical investigation on the basis of SEC XBRL filings," Working Papers in Accounting Valuation Auditing 2012-1 [rev.], Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Accounting and Auditing.
    2. Henselmann, Klaus & Haller, Stefanie, 2017. "Potentielle Risikofaktoren für die Erhöhung der Betriebsprüfungswahrscheinlichkeit - Eine analytische und empirische Untersuchung auf Basis der E-Bilanz-Taxonomie 6.0 -," Working Papers in Accounting Valuation Auditing 2017-1, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Accounting and Auditing.
    3. Dlugosz, Stephan & Müller-Funk, Ulrich, 2012. "Ziffernanalyse zur Betrugserkennung in Finanzverwaltungen: Prüfung von Kassenbelegen," Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik 133, University of Münster, Department of Information Systems.

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    Audit target selection; Experiments; Benford’s Law; Tax audit; Noncompliance; H26; C91;

    JEL classification:

    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior


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