About this initiative


The Commission intends to evaluate to what extent the tools it currently uses to communicate with the public about EU taxation policy are fit for purpose and cost-effective.

It will look in particular at its:

  • ‘Taxation Trends’ report

  • ‘Taxes in Europe’ database

  • ‘Tax policies in the EU’ survey

  • ‘Taxation Papers’ studies

The findings should help the Commission decide whether and how to further improve its communication efforts on this issue.

Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
07 May 2019 - 04 June 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (4)

  • European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) (Belgium)
    4 June 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) (Belgium)

    The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) is a European umbrella organisation for more than 280.000 tax professionals from France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Romania and Hungary. ETAF thanks the Commission for the opportunity to comment on the above-mentioned roadmap. In ETAF’s view, the communication channels used by the European Commission to disseminate information on EU tax policy are sometimes lacking homogeneity which makes it difficult...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    14 Maggio 2019 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Ritengo che non ci sia una buona comunicazione tra la commissione e i soggetti interessati. Bisogna aumentare la divulgazione della politica fiscale dell'UE, rendendola più semplice e chiara

  • Miroslav SABOL (Slovakia)
    11 May 2019 EU citizen
    Miroslav SABOL (Slovakia)

    There is a lack of a single system of taxation or clarification of taxation procedures across the EU. There is a lack of guidance on registration and tax handling within Member States. Neither can these guidelines exist when Member States determine taxes themselves so as not to break the single market. And by doing so, ordinary consumers and entrepreneurs are punished. And there is room for speculators to withdraw money through VAT and intra...

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Public consultation

Feedback: open
Feedback period
21 June 2019 - 13 September 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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