Tax agency eyes next generation

The tax-collecting agency is trying to reach the next generation with video games.

The Ministerio de Hacienda said that there are three video games that have been prepared by the ministry’s Dirección de Educación y Cultura Fiscal.

The idea is to give children an appreciation of why taxes are important to a community. In one video game, Somos equipo, “We are a team,” the youngsters try to build a soccer field to understand the social use of taxes. This game was created this year.

The two other games, Declarando mis impuestos and Memotest are updated versions of games that have been available since 2010.

Two of the three games come from Argentina where the tax agency there also uses them. The games are in use in other Latin countries, too. The games will be available for download from the ministry Web site soon.

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