The Effect of Tax Audit on Tax Compliance in Nigeria (A Study of Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue)



This paper assesses the effect of Tax audit on tax compliance in Nigeria a case of Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue. The methodology employed for data collection is only primary source, which involved the use of questionnaires, in which 48 questionnaire were administered to the staff of Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue, some selected individuals tax payers and corporate bodies within Bauchi State out of which only 42 questionnaires were completed and returned. The data generated for the study were interpreted using simple percentage. The main finding of the study include among other; the Relevant Tax Authority (RTA) employed tax audit towards achieving target revenue, that tax audit reduce the problems of tax evasion, that tax payers do not usually cooperated with tax audit personnel during the exercise. etc The paper recommends that; the RTA at all levels should improve the standard of tax audit employed for effectiveness and efficiency, tax audit should aim at reducing the level of tax evasion and RTA should provide a policy that would allow the tax payers to cooperate during the period of tax audit..

Key words: Relevant Tax Authority (RTA), Tax payers, Tax audit, Tax compliance, Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue

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