The "Taxes in Europe" database is the European Commission's on-line information tool covering the main taxes in force in the EU Member States. The system contains information on around 650 taxes, as provided to the European Commission by the Ministries of Finance of the EU Member States. Access is free for all users.
The information can be found quickly and easily using the search tool.
The "Taxes in Europe" database contains, for each individual tax, information on its legal basis, assessment base, main exemptions, applicable rate(s), economic and statistical classification, as well as the revenue generated by it.
The database is not meant to constitute a reference for legal purposes (see also important legal notice).
The "Taxes in Europe" database covers the following types of taxes:
The database does NOT cover information on:
A SOAP web service to consult the applicable VAT rates is available. Please check the following WSDL link:
Enquiries on the "Taxes in Europe" database may be addressed to: TEDB@ec.europa.eu
Links to the websites of the national Ministries of Finance.
Please note that the European Commission does not answer questions on individual tax compliance requirements.