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ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF TAX ADMINISTRATION ON REVENUE GENERATION IN GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA

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ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF TAX ADMINISTRATION ON REVENUE GENERATION IN GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA

 

 

Abstract

Taxes have been the bedrock of revenue generation to any government. The administration of tax is very important to any government as it is the body responsible for implementing and governing the tax laws and other tax related to assessment, collection and remittance of tax. This study is aimed at ascertaining the effect of tax administration on revenue generation in Gombe state. The study uses survey research design. The primary source of data collection was adopted, which analysed using descriptive statistics was made up of frequencies and simple percentages. Cronbach’s Alpha diagnose was carried out to seek for reliability of the questions contained in the questionnaire Three Hypotheses were presented in this research and were tested using Spearman’s Rank correlation, Pearson correlation and linear regression. Research findings indicated that Tax Administration in the state is not efficient and effective. The study revealed further that revenue generated in the state is low to meet its objectives due to low level of enlightenment of tax payers and incidents of tax evasion and tax avoidance. To this end, the study recommends, among others, that authorities should embark on more enlightenment campaign of citizens on the significance of paying Personal Income Tax, the quality and efficiency of tax workers should be improved so that more effective administration will be achieved and automation of the system.

 

Keywords: Tax Administration, Revenue Generation, efficiency and effectiveness, tax payers’ enlightenment, tax evasion and avoidance, Gombe State, assessment, collection, remittance, Social Contract Theory