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Online shopping: What you need to know

As we enter the festive season, many of us will be looking online to buy gifts for family and friends. However, don’t let unexpected extra costs on your online purchases dampen your holiday spirit. In this article, we introduce some of the additional costs and consumer rights that may affect you, depending on where your online purchases are dispatched from.

Launch of Revenue’s ‘Introduction to Tax’ module

On 19 October 2023, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Irish tax and customs) launched an ‘Introduction to Tax’ education module for students in Transition Year. Transition Year is the first year of the senior cycle (final three years) in Ireland’s education system with students typically aged between 15 – 16 years old

5th Edition of the Urban Financial Education Camp Project in Romania

Between June and September 2023, the Ministry of Finance (MF), the National Bank of Romania (BNR), the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) and the Romanian Association of Banks (ARB) organised the 5th edition of the Urban Financial Education Camp, a project dedicated to 6th and 7th grade students. Former editions were organised in June 2019, July-August 2021, as well as June-September 2022.

Unveiling taxes: the backbone of public services

Everybody pays taxes. For instance, when you buy something in a shop, when you earn a salary in your job, or when you own a house, you will pay tax. Taxes are not a new idea. Taxes have been paid throughout history, some of which we still pay today. For example, in the Ancient Roman Empire, people paid Property Tax, Customs Duties, General Tax on Sales of Goods and Inheritance Tax.

Navigating the employment maze in the EU

‘Are you an employee or self-employed?’ This may seem like a simple question. An employee is someone who works for an employer, while a self-employed individual works for themselves.

“Grandad, I can help you!”, for inclusive digitalisation

In Italy, the Regional Directorate of Marche of the Italian Revenue Agency has initiated a project called “Grandad, I can help you!”

It’s back to school… back to tax education

Everything seems new when September arrives. A new beginning. New projects. The hustle and bustle of school. The joyful sound of children when they reunite with their friends and teachers.

Úbeda (Jaén). Programa de Educación Cívico-Tributaria. Jornada de Puertas Abiertas

El pasado 16 de mayo, en el marco del Programa de Educación Cívico-Tributaria (PECT), se celebró la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas en la Administración de Úbeda (Jaén).

PECT. National Writing Contest - SPAIN

Awards Ceremony. The Tax Agency has awarded the prizes to the winning and finalist students of the 2021-2022 national contest for schools, a contest that the Agency has been organizing annually within the framework of its Civic-Tax Education Program and that it is now resuming after the contest held in 2019, before the health crisis.

What’s your take on the future of taxation?

What’s the right tax mix for the EU over the next 20-30 years? The European Commission held a high-level Tax Symposium in Brussels to answer this question.