Fraud Friday: Tax evasion stats - Spidell

Fraud Friday: Tax evasion stats

Here are a few tax evasion stats: Nearly all Americans believe that cheating on taxes is morally and ethically unacceptable. The voluntary compliance rate in the U.S. is generally around 81% to 84%. This is one of the highest rates in the world. By contrast, Germany’s voluntary compliance rate is 68% and Italy’s is 62%. The typical tax evader in the U.S. is a male under the age of 50 in the highest tax bracket and with a complicated return, and the most common means of tax evasion is overstatement of charitable contributions, particularly church donations. (Source:

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