This paper tries to analyse individual tax compliance problems faced by Indonesia using data of 2.383 taxpayers in fiscal year period 2013 in a district namely Duren Sawit. Moreover, the analysis is based on five explanatory variables consisting in two demographic factors: age level and gender of taxpayers, and three other explanatory variables: service-sector taxpayers, tax return status in 2011, and tax return status in 2012. Compared to previous studies, this research paper uses internal data obtained directly from Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) of Republic of Indonesia while most of prior studies used survey method. By comparing three statistical methods, which are Probit method, Logit method, and Linear Probability Method, the analysis of this paper is divided into two models based on the inclusion and exclusion of the previous tax return status. The first model finds that all explanatory variables are statistically significant in influencing individual tax compliance. However, in the second model, only service-sector variable demonstrates statistical significance in explaining individual tax compliance. In conclusion, sector of taxpayers has a significant correlation to individual tax compliance problems in Indonesia.

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Rieger, Matthias
Economics of Development (ECD)
International Institute of Social Studies

Rio Widianto. (2015, December 11). The Effect of Demographic Factors on Individual Tax Compliance in Duren Sawit (East Jakarta, Indonesia). Economics of Development (ECD). Retrieved from