Public Seminar May 2017

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Boosting tax compliance in Indonesia using insights from behavioural economics
Tuesday 23 May 2017, 12.15 - 1pm
Speaker: Chris Hoy, University of Sydney

Indonesia only collects around 12 per cent of GDP in tax revenue and around 40 million people are estimated to be failing to meet their tax obligations. To address this challenge, a variety of ‘nudge’ interventions informed by behavioural economics are being trialled to boost tax compliance. These interventions have drawn upon what has been shown to be effective in a number of countries, such as the UK and Guatemala. This presentation will provide an overview of the evidence to date about how ‘nudge’ interventions have boosted tax compliance as well as presenting some innovative approaches that are being trialled in Indonesia. In addition, the challenges of implementing these types of interventions will be reflected.

More information and registration to this event is available here.

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