EU Tax policy makes a substantial contribution to the fight against tax fraud and supports revenue collection for the EU and Member States' budgets. It is a key element in efforts to strengthen an EU Internal Market in which the co-existence of 27 national tax systems raises issues of double taxation and distortion of competition.
In order to build on this work and allow the tax administrations in the Member States to be fully equipped to meet future challenges in these fields, the European Commission on 29 August 2012 adopted a proposal for the Fiscalis 2020 programme.
What and how?
With a budget of € 234.3 million, the programme will run for 7 years from January 1 2014.
- Fiscalis 2020 will support cooperation between tax authorities in the EU to help maximise their efficiency and avoid mismatches in their work, which could hinder the functioning of the Internal Market.
- It will facilitate networking, joint actions and training amongst tax personnel, while also funding IT systems to support the exchange of information between tax administrations.