A tax is a compulsory financial charge or stipulated amount of payment imposed upon an individual or entity by a government organization or institution in order to fund various public expenditures. Tax is simply a huge revenue base for every government and when expended properly, it can really make a difference.
Going back to the question, i think your answer lies with the government in question. I took the time to go through your profile before answering this question. I see you're from Nigeria. Am afraid to say this, but the honest truth is that tax payer system is unfortunately not used properly in Nigeria.
Although Nigeria is ranked as number one economy in Africa and 23rd in the world with a GDP of $ 1.169 trillion, Nigeria is still ranked 129 economy per capital putting the country as one of the poorest in the world. With a GDP as that of Nigeria, you won't expect the later ranking. This is because Nigeria has a bad reputation for putting the wrong leaders in charge of public affairs and funds. Ever since our independence in 1960, Nigeria has continued to experience constant breach of trust by our leaders. Billions of dollars are looted on a regular basis, tax payer money included.
It is reported that Nigeria generates over $25 billion dollars from taxes every year. But untill the recent government which came into power in 2015, most of the previously generated revenues for taxes are unaccounted. More than 60% of citizens lack the basic amenities of life. They have bad roads, lack proper water system and live with constant power outage, all of which tax payer system is suppose to provide. So yes, tax payer system is not used as it should be in Nigeria.