Developing an Effective and Efficient Tax System in a Developing Economy - a Case Study of Ghana

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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT TAX SYSTEM IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY - A CASE STUDY OF GHANA

A PROJECT WORK PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR AWARD OF A BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE.

JUNE 2005

MEMBERS OF THE PROJECT TEAM

NAME SIGNATURE NUMBER

1. ADU NUAMAH, Lydia ---------------------- 1. MAMAH, Joseph ---------------------- 10031682 2. FUMMEY, Randolph Yao ---------------------- 10032763 3. GYAASE, Emmanuel ---------------------- 4. GHANSAH, Isaac ---------------------- 5. HALIDU, Babamu Osman ---------------------- 6. TOGOMERY, Rester ---------------------- 7. AGYEKUM, Obeng Gideon ---------------------- 9. AMPAH-BRIENT, Edward ----------------------

TABLE OF CONTENTS

|Section |Contents |Page | | |Table of contents |i-iv | | |Acknowledgement |V | | |Preface |Vi | | |Certification |Vii | | |Executive summary |Viii | |CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION | |1.0 | |Background of the study |1-3 | |1.1 | |Statement of the problem |3-4 | |1.2 | |Objectives of the study |4 | | 1.2.1 | |General objective |4 | | 1.2.2 | |Specific objectives |4-5 | |1.3 | |Significance of the study |5-6 | |CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW | |2.0 | |Introduction |7 | |2.1 | |Effective and efficient tax system |7-8 | | 2.1.1 | |A system |8 | | 2.1.2 | |Criteria / principles of effective and efficient tax system |8-11 | |2.2 | |The tax system in Ghana |11 | | 2.2.1 | |Type of taxes |11-12...
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