Non Legislative, European Commission, Economy, finance, tax and competition
On 23 April, the European Commission will set up a platform for tax good governance made up of a group of experts from Member State authorities, businesses, tax professionals and civil society. Their role is to discuss, exchange expertise and assist the Commission in the selection and preparation of appropriate measures to progress in the field of tax havens, aggressive tax planning and double (non)-taxation. They will contribute to implementing the Commission's recommendations on tax havens and aggressive tax planning to the widest extent possible, the Commission's report on measures in the recommendations encouraging third countries to apply minimum standards of good governance in tax issues and measures to tackle current double (non) taxation problems.
In December 2012, the European Commission presented an action plan of over 30 measures to fight tax evasion and tax avoidance, including two recommendations on tax havens and aggressive tax planning. The action plan also announced the creation of a platform for tax good governance as one of the measures to better help the fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance.
Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, will make a statement at the beginning of the midday briefing in the Commission's press room on Tuesday 23 April.
Press materials available on the day.