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A majority of Liberians want the rich to pay more taxes but find it difficult to know how tax revenues are used, study shows

29 Jun 2021 Liberia

A majority of Liberians want the government to levy higher taxes on the rich to pay for development programs to benefit the poor, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

However, most citizens say it is difficult to find out what taxes and fees they are supposed to pay and how the government uses tax revenues.

More than half of Liberians think that the rich pay too little in taxes and that taxing the wealthy at higher rates than ordinary people is fair.

A majority of citizens think the government generally uses tax revenues for the well-being of the citizenry.