TAXATION AS A SIGNIFICANT TOOL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (A STUDY OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE)
This research work examines as a significant tool for economic development. It concludes that a tax has played an important role in the economic development of a state. Tax policy has not been effective in enhancing social development in terms of distributing social income or encouraging social desirably activities. The relationship between taxation and the economic development is perhaps not as obvious. A case can be made that tax policy has had a positive impact on the development of the state. Data for this study were collected through questionnaire on 45 respondents drawn from internal revenue service, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The researcher questions were raised and the hypothesis was tested through the use of correlation analysis. The result of the research study shows that taxations has a significant contribution on economic development of a state and citizens are liable taxes because there is nothing free.