Internal Revenue Launches the 2014 Taxpayer Calendar with Tax Culture Murals
The murals were painted by Elementary and Middle School students of 11 schools of the National District and Santo Domingo.
The General Directorate of the Internal Revenue (DGII) launched the 2014 Taxpayer Calendar promoting selected works of the educational project “Murales de Cultura Tributaria” (“Tax Culture Murals”) to promote awareness of the taxpayer contributions in Dominican society.
The contents of this new edition highlight each month the mural painted by the students of 11 schools of the National District and Santo Domingo, from Elementary and Middle school levels, who participated in this project that is being organized by the Department of Tax Education of the DGII.
As a result of an extended event that achieved the integration of the DGII, the teachers, and the students of each school, the 2014 Taxpayer Calendar presents the murals painted at the Invivienda School, the Barbados School, the San Judas Tadeo School, the Espíritu Santo Parrish School, the Leoncio Manzueta School, the Olimpo Ramón School, the Padres y Maestros School, the San José Obrero School, the Casita del Saber School, the Santa Clara School, and the Marillac School.
Additionally, the annual Internal Revenue publication highlights in its front cover the mural painted by the students of the DGII-2013 Summer program, in which the children of the institution employees participate.
In early 2013 the Department of Tax Education of the General Directorate of the Internal Revenue initiated the Project “Murales de Cultura Tributaria” with the purpose of promoting taxpayer culture at all levels of the national education system, using art as a space for social and cultural transformation. Each mural highlights, as a focal message, the benefits that paying taxes have on society, the importance of taking care of public property, and the awareness that paying taxes is their civic duty.
With this tax education initiative, the agency creates a dynamic that combines aspects of coexistence, the arts, and community relations, with a view to changing personal attitudes and social relations in regard to the civic responsibility of paying taxes.
Each year, the Directorate General of the Internal Revenue presents the “Taxpayer Calendar” with an attractive slogan to guide the taxpayers in regard to the commitments and deadlines for payment of their taxes, and thereby facilitating the fulfillment of their civic duties.