34. International Public Finance Conference
Institutional Structure in Tax Audit: A Case Study of TurkeyMustafa Erkan Üyümez, Sema Ünlüer, Ali Osman Yılmaz
Tax audits are carried out within the structure of Tax Audit Board since 2011 as a result of the merging of the former audit units under a single umbrella. Tax audits can directly or indirectly be affected by various factors. It is necessary to identify problems related to the corporate structure in tax audits and to develop the recommendations for solution. Therefore, the main purpose of the research is to identify the issues related to the institutional structure of the tax audits system in Turkey and to propose recommentations to eliminate these problems. In order to obtain in-depth information in this context, the research was carried out by qualitative research method. Qualitative research was designed as a case study. The data were collected through semistructured interviews with 15 taxpayers, 11 accounting professionals and 17 tax inspectors. The analysis of the research data was carried out with the help of NVivo 11 Pro which is one of the computer aided qualitative data analysis program by induction analysis. The findings of the research were presented based on the research question and these findings were evaluated in the context of institutional structure in tax audit.