Auditions

VOIR TOUS

Une commission peut organiser une audition d'experts lorsqu'elle estime que celle-ci est indispensable pour ses travaux sur une question déterminée. Les auditions peuvent aussi être conduites conjointement par deux commissions ou plus. La plupart des commissions organisent régulièrement des auditions, qui leur permettent de connaître les points de vue d'experts et de débattre sur de grands enjeux. Vous trouverez sur la présente page tous les renseignements utiles sur les auditions organisées par les commissions, notamment les programmes et les interventions des orateurs.

28-06-2018 - Public hearing on "VAT Fraud"

TAX3 12-09-2018 - 17:56
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on VAT Fraud

On 28 June 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on VAT Fraud. Member States in the European Union are yearly losing around 150 billions of euros in value-added tax (VAT) revenues because of fraud, mainly cross-border fraud, and inadequate tax collection systems. One can wonder why a solution to tackle VAT fraud could not be found while the problem is known since the introduction of the EU VAT transitional system in the nineties.

The current review of the EU VAT framework aims at creating a more simple and transparent system that prevents and fights cross-border VAT fraud.

Yet, the question is: end of the VAT transitional regime, end of the VAT (carousel) fraud?

Invited experts will enlighten the TAX3 Committee on ways to reduce VAT fraud. Member States' cooperation in the fight against fraud, notably via Eurofisc, will be addressed as well as how innovation can help reducing VAT fraud or be used for fraud purposes (notably with the use so-called zappers).

Lieu : Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002

    Biographies of the speakers

Neven Mates, Member of the European Court of Auditors

      Statement
      Reply to written questions

Maite Fabregas Fernandez, Director - DG Taxation and Customs Union - European Commission

      Statement
      Reply to written questions

Alma Olofsdottir - Swedish Tax Agency and Chair of Eurofisc

      Statement
      Presentation
      Reply to written questions

Richard Murphy, Director of the TAX Research UK

      Statement
      Written evidence
      Reply to written questions