Clamping down on tax evasion and avoidance: Commission presents the way forward
Around one trillion euros is lost to tax evasion and avoidance every year in the EU. The European Commission on 6 December presented an Action Plan for a more effective EU response.
It sets out a comprehensive set of measures, for now and for the future, to help Member States protect their tax bases and recapture billions of euros legitimately due. The Commission also adopted two Recommendations, one on tax haven and the other on aggressive tax planning, to encourage Member States to take immediate and coordinated action on specific pressing problems.
For more information see the press release (IP/12/1325), the questions and answers (MEMO/12/949), the Action Plan, the recommendation on tax havens, the one on aggressive tax planning, and our new dedicated web section.
The 'Electronic Databases' page of our website has been revamped, and the set of data on Tax Identification Numbers has been improved.