In a 2017 IRS Study, 88% of Americans agreed with the statement that it is not acceptable to cheat on their taxes. Since they were responding to the IRS, we need to discount their responses.
However, according to an article by The Atlantic, America’s voluntary compliance rate still scores higher in tax compliance than most nations.
Taxes are paid when there is strict compliance or a high degree of trust in the government. As followers of Jesus, we have a higher standard for paying taxes.
Romans 13:2 teaches, “Whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Although we may not always agree with our government’s practices, we need to submit to God by paying our taxes.