Taxation and Customs Union

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.

News

2020

On 31 March 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 14 February 2020, the EU Commission published a call for applications for the selection of non-governmental members of the Platform for Tax Good Governance. 

2019

On 16 December 2019, the EU Commission renewed the mandate of the Commission Expert Group “Platform for Tax Good Governance, Aggressive Tax Planning and Double Taxation” (COMMISSION DECISION (2019/C 428/08), replacing COMMISSION DECISION C(2015)4095. 

Operation

The Platform meets a few times a year. The Platform is chaired by the Director-General for Taxation and Customs Union or a representative.

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

Accountancy Europe

ActionAid

American Chamber of Commerce in EU

BEPS Monitoring Group

Business Europe

European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)

European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP)

European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

European Network on Debt and Development (EuroDaD)

Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE) Tax Advisers Europe

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Oxfam

SMEunited

Tax Executives Institute (TEI)

Tax Justice Network (TJN)

Key documents

 

Meetings & Documents

Date

Documents

26 March 2019
19 December 2018
12 September 2018
23 March 2018
14 December 2017
18 October 2017
15 June 2017
7 December 2016
16 September 2016
  • 14 June 2016
  • 15 March 2016
  • 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

2016

  • On 28 January the Commission presented a Communication on an External Strategy for Effective Taxation as part of its Anti Tax Avoidance Package: Next steps towards delivering effective taxation and greater tax transparency in the EU. The External Strategy outlines measures to promote tax good governance internationally and formally updates the overview of third country jurisdictions listed by Member States for tax purposes.
  • On 15 January the Commission published a Call for applications for the selection of non-government members of the Platform for Tax Good Governance.

2015

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 Governance . On that same date, the Call for Applications to select the members of the Platform was launched.

2012