Cuban kids get pro-tax videogame

Cuba’s children can look forward to a new video game on the joy of paying taxes, reports Reuters.

Dubbed “Tributin,” or “Little Tax,” by its creators at the Superior Pedagogic Institute . . .  the game is meant to support economic reforms by Fidel Castro’s brother, President Raul Castro, who is expanding Cuba’s tiny private sector. The game is expected to roll out in October.

Cuba’s new entrepreneurs are expected to pay between 25 and 50 percent in taxes, which the cash-strapped government will use to keep financing generous social programs.

. . . “Tributin” would show children how the money they spend when they buy candy puts in motion mechanisms that benefit their communities in the form of school improvements.

Raul Castro is laying off government workers and hopes the private sector will provide jobs. People who start businesses must get a self-employment license and then pay income tax, sales tax and employment tax on workers they hire. Fun for the whole family!

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  1. Before you get all upset about this, keep in mind that the U.S. corporate tax rate is roughly 32 percent. http://www.cato.org/pubs/tbb/tbb-0204.html

    And there’s a point to be made that corporations get a great deal in return for that tax, including a great deal of say in how the country is run, police and military protection, infrastructure, education of the workforce, and more.