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Tax fraud: getting the missing part back
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Published on 02-09-13

Every day around one fifth of EU public money is lost to tax fraud and tax evasion. Although combatting them is primarily the responsibility of national governments, these harmful practices span across borders and a single country on its own will not achieve a lot.

    Tax fraud: getting the missing part back

    The EU has long provided tools to help member countries fight fraud more effectively. It now has an Action Plan to move up a gear. Through IT and other means, the EU allows for co-operation and exchange of information among its member countries on all sorts of taxes, particularly savings taxation and VAT. For instance, an EU system of mutual assistance enables national tax authorities to recover unpaid taxes from one EU country to the next.

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