The tax policy debate

20-03-2015

Tax policy has been placed top of the European Union (EU) agenda. Annual tax reports take stock of progress made, and still to be made, to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and fraud. Journalistic investigations of certain controversial tax practices used by multinational corporations (the so-called 'LuxLeaks' affair) have created fresh impetus for the introduction of new rules. The Commission's 18 March 'Tax transparency package' provides a first set of answers.

Tax policy has been placed top of the European Union (EU) agenda. Annual tax reports take stock of progress made, and still to be made, to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and fraud. Journalistic investigations of certain controversial tax practices used by multinational corporations (the so-called 'LuxLeaks' affair) have created fresh impetus for the introduction of new rules. The Commission's 18 March 'Tax transparency package' provides a first set of answers.