This study aims to examine the effect of CSR towards tax avoidance and earnings management practices as well as the role of political connections as moderating variable. This study finds evidence that CSR has a positive effect toward tax avoidance, real earnings management, and aggregate earnings management. The results indicate that broader CSR disclosure is done to cover opportunistic behaviors and maintain the legitimacy and corporate image in the eyes of the stakeholders. However, for political connections, it is generally not proven to have a significant role in moderating the effect of CSR towards tax avoidance and earnings management practices. This research is expected to provide input to users of financial statements to be more careful in assessing company ethics. Besides, the government is also expected to make regulations to ensure that the content of disclosures made by the company is not just a green wash statement for stakeholders.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||International Journal of Business|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Earnings management
- Political connections
- Tax avoidance