Trust, Corruption and Sustainable Development are Interconnected Issues in Public’s Attitude towards Tax

The Public Trust in Tax survey, which covered 7 700 members of the public across the globe, shows that accountants have a major role to play in addressing corruption. This negatively impacts on attitudes towards tax in economies across the globe.

Results show that 53,8% consider corruption a major factor; however, most people believe professional accountants contribute to improving tax systems by making them more efficient (59%), more effective (57%), and fairer (55%).

The findings follow the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), expanding their biennial G20 Public Trust in Tax survey to address sustainable development and corruption, and how these two interconnect with trust in the tax system. Accountants remain the most trusted players in tax, according to the survey.

This year’s survey was launched on 14 September at an online event hosted by IFAC, ACCA and CA ANZ.

The 2022 Global Perspectives report can be accessed at: