• Call for Research Proposals on Tax Literacy with CIOT: deadline 15 October 2015

    ciotCall for Research Proposals on Tax Literacy

    The CIOT invites proposals to better understand the impact of tax literacy on the UK economy. The CIOT encourages and supports high quality relevant research that will have an impact on the profession and/or businesses.

    We invite academics and practitioners to submit applications with the aim of addressing the following questions:

    • What is the level of tax literacy/knowledge among individuals?
    • What is the evidence on tax literacy, in particular among businesses and corporations?
    • How can you successfully engage taxpayers?
    • Should working individuals be educated regarding tax prior to entering the labour market?
    • Should entrepreneurs and business owners be educated prior to developing their activity?
    • What is the relationship between tax literacy and tax non-compliance? Is tax literacy important?
    • What is the knowledge among the different economic agents on how tax functions and how are taxes calculated?

    Interested individuals, in the first stage of the process, are asked to submit a Pre-Proposal Application Form obtainable from: www.tax.org.uk/grants. All submissions will be treated in confidence by the CIOT and its referees.

    The Pre-Proposal should not exceed two pages and your submissions should be made by 15 October 2015.

    Proposals can request up to £7,500 to undertake this project. Please note that this will include direct costs incurred, such as travel.

    Submissions should be signed and emailed in PDF format. All queries and submissions should be emailed to Andy Brodrick at abrodrick@ciot.org.uk.

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