Poultry farmers willingness to pay for agricultural tax: evidence from the Bono region, Ghana, Dr. Nicholas Mensah, Ernest Amrago, Jeffery Asare, Frank Tutu and Anthony Donkor
Dr. Nicholas Oppong Mensah, Ernest Christlieb Amrago, Jeffery Kofi Asare, Frank Osei Tutu, Anthony Donkor
University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the poultry farmer's willingness to pay for agricultural tax in the Dormaa Municipality of Ghana. Besides, the study analysed the mean agricultural tax and constraints impeding the payment of the agricultural tax.
Design/methodology/approach: One hundred (100) poultry farmers were selected for the study. The logit and Kendall’s coefficient of concordance were used to examine the factors that influence payment of agricultural tax and the constraints impeding the payment of the agricultural tax, respectively.
Findings: Instructively, 83% of the respondents were interested in the regressive taxation model relative to 12 and 5% who were interested in the proportional and progressive taxation model, respectively. The empirical results of the logit model revealed that tax awareness, probability of being audited and public service provision of roads influenced the poultry farmer's decision to pay for the agricultural tax. Perception of corruption and high tax rates were the primary constraints impeding the payment of the agricultural tax. The results further revealed that the farmers are willing to pay an average maximum amount of Ghc 152.00 (US 26 dollars) agricultural tax per month.
Originality/value: Despite the increasing relevance of agricultural tax, studies on poultry farmer's willingness to pay agricultural tax have been scarce in West Africa, particularly, Ghana. As a consequence, this paper broadens the frontiers of the existing literature on agricultural tax as well as the constraints impeding the poultry farmers to pay agricultural tax.
Keywords: Agricultural tax; Poultry farmers; Willingness to pay; Logit model; Ghana.
Citation: Mensah, N.O., Amrago, E.C., Asare, J.K., Osei Tutu, F. and Donkor, A. (2021), "Poultry farmers willingness to pay for agricultural tax: evidence from the Bono region, Ghana", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 290-306. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-04-2020-0037