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Platform for Tax Good Governance

The Platform for Tax Good Governance assists the Commission in developing initiatives to promote good governance in tax matters in third countries, to tackle aggressive tax planning and to identify and address double taxation. It brings together expert representatives from business, tax professional and civil society organisations and enables a structured dialogue and exchange of expertise which can feed into a more coordinated and effective EU approach against tax evasion and avoidance.

What's new?

2016

2015

Operation

The Platform meets several times a year. It is chaired by the Director-General of DG Taxations and Customs Union, Mr. Stephen Quest.

 

Membership

Members of the Platform are the tax authorities of all Member States and 15 organisations representing business, civil society and tax practitioners. Representatives from accession countries and from the OECD may be invited to the Platform as observers.

Organisations selected as members of the Platform

ActionAid

AmCham EU

BEPS Monitoring Group

BUSINESSEUROPE

European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)

CFE

Christian Aid

European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP)

European Public Service Union (EPSU)

European Tax Adviser Federation ETAF AISBL

Federations of European Accountants (FEE)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

MEDEF

Oxfam International

Tax Executives Institute

 

Key documents:

 

Meetings & Documents

Date

Documents

  • 30 Nov 2015
  • 24 September 2015
  • 10 July 2015
  • 2 March 2015
  • 19 December 2014
  • 10 June 2014
  • 06 February 2014
  • 16 October 2013
  • 10 June 2013

 

Background

2013

  • On 10 June 2013, the Platform held its opening meeting in Brussels.
  • On 8 May the due date for the Call for Applications ended. The members of the newly established Platform were appointed from the respondents to the Call for Applications. In total 15 organisations were informed of their selection and accepted their nomination.
  • On 23 April 2013 the Commission adopted a Decision setting up the Platform for Tax Good Governancepdf Choose translations of the previous link  . On that same date, the Call for Applications to select the members of the Platform was launched.

2012