Required Practices for Successful Tax Amnesty

Kosovo Case

  • Enis Abdurrahmani Trepça Joint Stock Company, Kosovo
  • Zeki Doğan Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Keywords: tax compliance, successful tax amnesty, amnesty impact, tax reforms


The tax amnesties have been used as economic performance tool to promote economic development, collection of public revenues in the short run and improvement of tax compliance in the country. The Republic of Kosovo has practiced their application twice during the past 10 years. The main purpose of this study is to provide practical guidance on the required actions for a successful tax amnesty. The survey method is used for data collection. Data processing is done through SPSS and statistical techniques. The major findings revealed key practices for a successful tax amnesty. Evidence has shown that most businesses which had previously evaded taxes are now regular taxpayers after the tax amnesty. Therefore, according to the results it is concluded that the success of tax amnesty depends on the fulfillment of certain conditions such as; the confidentiality of the tax amnesty beneficiaries, the time to take advantage from tax amnesty should be sufficient, facilitating tax amnesty procedures should encourage participation in the amnesty, it should be clear that no other tax amnesties will be repeated in the future, tax offices must be equipped with advanced technology and serious and strict sanctions must be applied after the tax amnesty.


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