The influence of debt-to-equity ratio, capital intensity ratio, and profitability on effective tax rate in the tourism sector

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Andreas Chang, Meiryani ORCID logo, Ujang Sumarwan, Theresia Gunawan ORCID logo, Sonnya Rahma Devi, Samukri, Gazali Salim

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Masri and Martani (2012) explain agency problems that arise with the existence of influenceive tax rate due to differences in interests between the shareholder and management. Influence tax rate aims to apply tax regulations correctly to achieve the expected profit efficiency. This study examines the influence of debt level, capital intensity ratio (CIR), and company profitability on influenceive tax rates. Effective tax rate is measured in this paper, the debt level is measured using debt-to-equity ratio (DER), profitability is measured using return on assets (ROA) and the CIR shows property fixed assets in the company by compared total assets owned. The population in this study is the tourism sub-sector that has been audited and listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). This research period was conducted for 3 (three) years using a purposive sampling method. In this study, the data analysis techniques used were descriptive statistical analysis, classical assumption test, multiple linear regression analysis, F-test, t-test, and coefficient of determination test using the Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) program. The results of this study indicate that the level of debt, capital intensity ratio, and company profitability does not influence effective tax rate. This shows that if DER, ROA, and CIR have increased or decreased, the effective tax rate is not affected.

Keywords: Effective Tax Rate, Debt-to-Equity Ratio, Capital Intensity Ratio, Profitability

Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization — M. and A.C.; Investigation — U.S.; Resources — S.R.D., T.G., and S.; Writing — M. and G.S.

Declaration of conflicting interests: The Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

JEL Classification: D7, M2, M4, Z3

Received: 03.04.2022
Accepted: 17.01.2023
Published online: 20.01.2023

How to cite this paper: Chang, A., Meiryani, Sumarwan, U., Gunawan, T., Devi, S. R., Samukri, & Salim, G. (2023). The influence of debt-to-equity ratio, capital intensity ratio, and profitability on effective tax rate in the tourism sector. Journal of Governance & Regulation, 12(1), 53–67.