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Parliamentary question - E-004161/2016Parliamentary question

Rules governing tax on goods and services

Question for written answer E-004161-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Jarosław Wałęsa (PPE)

Regulation of the internal rules on tax on goods and services will help to reduce illegal activities by dishonest companies. Companies in various industries, which pay taxes and are responsible for creating new jobs, should operate under conditions of fair competition. Corporate VAT frauds leads to an increase in the size of a country's informal economy. As a consequence, national budgets are deprived of resources. The losses borne by taxpayers and the Member States amounts to EUR 50 billion. In 2013, the tax gap in the EU was EUR 170 billion.

1. What is the Commission's position on the fight against corporate tax fraud?

2. What measures is the Commission planning to take to eliminate unfair competition in the market?