Building Trust & Ethics

G20 Public Trust in Tax

IFAC
Mar 31, 2017 | Surveys & Reports
English

This report details the results of new study that surveyed citizens across the G20 on issues of trust and international taxation. Prepared by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and IFAC, the study draws on the views of more than 7,600 people across G-20 countries.

Some of the key findings include:

  • people want governments to put tax cooperation ahead of tax competition—73% of people in G20 countries think it is important or very important for governments to cooperate with each other on tax policy to create a more coherent international tax system;
  • 57% of people in G20 countries trust or highly trust professional tax accountants as a source of information about the tax system; and
  • in contrast, people in G20 countries have become deeply distrustful of politicians when it comes to information about the tax system, with 67% either distrusting or highly distrusting politicians.
 

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