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Students from Badajoz, Pontevedra, Murcia and Tenerife, awarded in the national Civic-Tax Education competition for schools 2022-2023 of the Tax Agency

The Tax Agency has awarded the prizes to the winning and finalist students of the 2022-2023 national competition for schools, a competition that the Agency has been holding annually within the framework of its Civic-Tax Education Program. The awards have been granted in the different existing modalities: "Editing", "Drawing" and "Advertising Piece".

The winning students, who last year attended Primary, ESO and Baccalaureate in centers in Badajoz, Pontevedra, Murcia and Tenerife, received, like the finalists, the prizes in an event at which Family and teachers attended. After the awards were presented by the Secretary of State, Jesús Gascón, and the general director of the Tax Agency, Soledad Fernández Doctor, in an event held at the new headquarters of the Central Delegation of Large Taxpayers, the schoolchildren read and presented their works, chosen from those previously selected by the different territorial delegations of the Agency.

The winning and finalist works are published on the AEAT Civic-Tax Education Program Portal.

The holding of the contest is part of a series of measures that aim to reinforce the Civic-Tax Education Program that the Agency has been developing since 2003 and that it plans to intensify and develop, in accordance with its Strategic Plan.

The program has the participation of officials who give talks to students in the last years of primary education, ESO , Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and universities. The programme's activities, carried out in schools and education centres, also include training courses for teachers and open days for schools at the 52 regional delegations of the Tax Agency.

Last year, 329 trainers from the different territorial delegations of the AEAT have given more than 2,600 hours of training to more than 72,000 students.

The objective of these talks is to explain to young people the social meaning of paying taxes and their correspondence with public spending, as well as the damage that tax fraud represents for society as a whole.

By incorporating tax and civic education content into the school curriculum, the initiative hopes to encourage young people to develop a sense of civic responsibility. The works selected for this national competition incorporate these messages and show the need for an ethical correspondence between personal interests and common benefits in a society.