There is no doubt that two things that everyone will have to face: death and taxes. Neither is liked by anybody in this world but of the two, possibly everyone will prefer taxes to death. In this study, we focus our attention on a region in Turkey to study how individuals’ perception of taxes differed across different demography. The demographic factors we cover in this study included age, gender, education level and income level and so on. But we report our findings on education level only. We examined individuals’ perception of the purpose of tax, awareness of tax and equity of the tax structure. We found that the perception of the purpose of taxation differed across education level. We found that perception on how to increase awareness of taxation also differed across different education level. Most persons with low educational levels learned about the tax structure from their accountant whereas those with higher education learned from media. Finally, there was no significant difference across different educational levels as far as the equity of tax structure was concerned.
Turhish, Taxpayer, decision