Fiscalis 2020 is an EU cooperation programme which enables national tax administrations to create and exchange information and expertise.
It allows developing and operating major trans-European IT systems together, as well as establishing networks by bringing together national officials from across Europe.
Fiscalis 2020 has a budget of € 234.3 million.
The current programme covers the period 2014-2020.
Infographic on the Fiscalis 2020 programme
EU Tax policy makes a substantial contribution to the fight against tax fraud and supports revenue collection for the EU and Member States' budgets.
It is a key element in efforts to strengthen an EU Internal Market in which the co-existence of 28 national tax systems raises issues of double taxation and distortion of competition.
The Fiscalis 2020 programme helps tax administrations in the participating countries to get fully equipped to meet future challenges in these fields.
To improve the proper functioning of the taxation systems in the internal market by enhancing cooperation between participating countries, their tax authorities and their officials.
To support the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning and the implementation of Union law in the field of taxation by
The achievement of these objectives shall be measured on the basis, in particular, of the following:
(a) the availability of, and full access to, the common communication network for the European Information Systems;
(b) the feedback from participating countries on the results of actions under the programme.
The above objectives and priorities shall be pursued with a particular emphasis on supporting the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning.
The programme is objective-driven which means that the objectives of all actions under the programme have to be in line with the objectives and priorities outlined in the programme regulation and the resulting Annual Work Programme.
This Annual Work Programme is a strategic and forward looking plan, drafted and adopted by the Commission with input from the participating countries.
The European Commission is responsible for the implementation of the programme. It is assisted by the Fiscalis 2020 Committee, composed of delegates from each EU Member State
All actions are open to officials working in tax administrations in:
Candidate and potential candidate countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
If you are an official interested in organising or participating in programme activities, you should get in touch with your national programme coordinator.
This person can advise on the eligibility of your idea for funding and can inform you about any forthcoming initiatives being organised in other participating countries.
You can also contact the European Commission: TAXUDemail@example.com.