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