Tax Professional Survey

Tax Professional Survey
By Sashi Athota

Executive Summary

Dear Tax Professional,

Many thanks in advance for your time. I am a lawyer educated in the U.S. and admitted to the State Bar of California. Currently, I am doing a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. For my research, I need to elicit the views of tax professionals in India through a survey. I hope you can spare a few minutes to consider the below survey. Please note that the survey is completely anonymous and no one, including me, will be able to identify any of the people who respond to the survey. The Human Ethics Committee of my university has given me permission to only conduct an anonymous survey and I am only allowed to use data collected anonymously. Any questions regarding the anonymity of the survey can be sent to my supervisor or the HEC convener, whose contact details are on the first page of the survey. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for your time. Best regards,


Anonymous Tax Survey

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10 Minutes to Complete

Respondents will remain completely anonymous

Survey to Record Opinions of Tax Professionals about the Indian Tax System

Approved by the Human Ethics Committee of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

This research is anonymous. This means that nobody, including the researchers will be aware of your identity. By answering the survey, you are giving consent for us to use your responses in this research. Your answers will remain completely anonymous and entirely unidentifiable. Once you submit the survey, it will be impossible to retract your answer. Please do not therefore include any personal identifiable information in your responses.

Data collected by this survey will be kept secure and destroyed within 5 years from the date of this survey. The instructions on how to answer the survey are clearly mentioned on each page. The information from my research and the results of this survey will be used in my PhD dissertation and doctoral thesis and/or in academic publications and conferences.

I am a PhD (doctoral) student at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. I invite you to participate in research I am conducting to understand the Indian tax appeal process and the behaviour of litigants in Indian tax appeal cases. Your participation in this survey will help me understand the tax appeal process and the behaviour of tax litigants better. This research has been approved by the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee (ref. # 28612). This survey will ask you questions about the Indian tax administration and appeal systems. The survey will take you around 10 minutes to complete.

Please complete this online survey only once. Many thanks in advance for your time. Please feel free to contact me at sashi[dot]athota[at]vuw[dot]ac[dot]nz with any questions at any time.

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Posted on: January 22nd, 2022

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