Civic Education in Ukraine


10 December 2020

“Are our taxes a money pit?” – a new course has launched at VUM online

Recently, a new course “Are our taxes a money pit?” has launched at the VUM online.

We have to pay taxes. When you start this course, you will be surprised at how much the average Ukrainian actually pays to the state. But in Ukraine, most people view this duty more as a bribe to officials. And unfortunately, this is partly true.

So what should be done to turn the “bribe” into a contribution to the common goal? What should be the tax sense in the democratic country?

This course is developed for a wide range of citizens who are interested to know how much, in what way and for what exactly they give their hard-earned money.

In this course you can find answers to the following key questions:

  • Why should we pay taxes?
  • What are the types of taxes, and why are there so many types?
  • Are taxes really high in Ukraine?
  • Why is the Ukrainian tax system inefficient?
  • What do we propose to do to correct the situation?

The course is in Ukrainian. It is free and open to everyone.

The course was created with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Representation in Ukraine.