The Italian Revenue Agency reaches new important results
Tackling tax evasion and simplifying the tax language.
Tackling tax evasion
Simplifying the tax language
The Italian tax education programme follows its way
Italian pupils go back to fiscal lessons for becoming honest taxpayers. For the third time, the Italian Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Education signed the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Fisco e Scuola (Tax and School), the project aimed at disseminating the culture of tax legality to new generations, in order to make them aware of their role as "future taxpayers".
Since 2004, Fisco e Scuola carried out almost 9,000 activities (around 1,500 per year). This trend should be confirmed in 2010, considering they were arranged more than 800 events in the first semester of this year. The programme foresees: classes with Revenue Agency's officers, on-site visits to tax offices, conventions, workshops, theatrical labs. During the meetings, students are provided with specific kits, called "Together for tax legality", made up of poster, leaflet, brochure, comic, DVD, in which two nice characters, named Pag & Tax, explain the importance and necessity to contribute by paying taxes to the progress of the society. With the support of this two characters, who use a funny, informal and accessible language, tax officers can easily explain issues concerning tax compliance and legality, fostering things to ponder and discuss in class.
Further to the positive outcomes produced so far, the new agreement include also the organization of a specific "tax legality day", with the aim of reflecting upon the correct relationships between citizen's rights and the duty to contribute to the commonwealth. (al.len.)