Performance of the Indirect Tax Administration in Malaysia: A Comparison with International Benchmarks
This study critically evaluates the performance of the indirect tax administration in Malaysia using international benchmarks by means of document analyses of published and unpublished sources and a taxpayer survey. It is found that 14 out of 48 tax administrative tasks examined are below the international benchmarks. The top five areas of concern are; enforcement, payment and collection, information technology, tax personnel management, and sanction and penalty. It is discovered that most of these problems are attributable to lack of resources. The result of the taxpayer survey indicates that the quality of the service provided by the Malaysian indirect tax administrators is only moderate. The policy implication of this study is that further resources (both in terms of capital and human resources) should be made available to the Malaysian indirect tax administrators so that they can improve the quality of their service to the taxpayers and perform their tax administrative tasks in an efficient and effective manner.
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Muzainah Mansor, "Performance of the Indirect Tax Administration in Malaysia: A Comparison with International Benchmarks" (November 2010). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2010. Working Paper 58.
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