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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.

Do you know your VAT rate?

Tax policy is a Member State competence with EU-level influences, which means that each Member State can introduce its own tax rates. As a result, taxation rates vary across the EU. What do you know about the situation in your country?

October, the month of Financial Education in Italy

In Italy, every year in October, the Minister of Economy and Finance organizes the month of Financial Education.

Future policies on tax avoidance and offshore wealth: what to expect?

Have you heard of the EU Tax Observatory? It is an independent research laboratory which conducts research on taxation. On 13 June 2022, the Observatory held its first annual conference in Brussels to discuss the future policies on tax avoidance and offshore wealth. Find out what happened.