Fighting tax crimes – Study on cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units

PANA Study on "Fighting tax crimes – Cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units"
Study on cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units © European Union - European Parliament

Financial intelligence units (FIUs) are the national structures responsible for the receipt, analysis and dissemination of financial information to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Given the strong cross-border dimensions of money laundering, the exchange of information across FIUs is key to ensure illicit flows of money are properly detected and subsequently investigated by law enforcement authorities.

This study, prepared by our European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), aims to provide a better understanding of the current state of play in relation to the role, powers and activities of FIUs in fighting financial crime in general and tax crimes in particular, both at European and International level.