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39% Pakistanis claim high taxes are the main reason for not paying or hiding taxes.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 39% Pakistanis said that high taxes are the main reason for not paying or hiding taxes; 35% said the main reason is desperate financial situation.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “What are the main reasons for not paying or hiding the taxes?” In response to this question, 39% respondents said the main reason for not paying or hiding taxes is high taxes, 35% said the main reason is desperate financial situation, 30% said the main reason for non-payment of taxes is unfair treatment of different businesses, 22% said the lack of clarity regarding tax legislation is the main reason, while 20% blamed frequent changes of tax laws and 12% mentioned complicated procedure for filing taxes as the main reason. 1% respondents did not respond.

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