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The aim of the hearing was to better understand the different methodologies that exist to estimate the amount of tax avasion and avoidance and hence the tax gap. The tax gap for a country is commonly defined as the difference between what should be collected...

  Digitalization changes everything. Disruptive technologies, such as blockchain do not only change the way financial transactions are made between individuals, but also affect taxation and especially money laundering. Trying to adapt legislation to the new challenges, on Thursday June 7th the TAX3 committee held a...

On Tuesday 15 May  the TAX 3 committee held its third hearing. This time on the agenda was the current state of the measures against harmful tax practices within the EU and abroad, with  special attention given to the Blacklist (a list of countries that...

In its April plenary, Parliament will vote on the trilogue[1] result of the AMLD5 (Anti-Money Laundering Directive) negotiations. Council and Parliament concluded their talks during the Strasbourg week just before Christmas. The revision of the current anti-money laundering directive does bring with it important improvements....

Die Kritik war bereits groß, als die Finanzminister der EU Mitgliedstaaten im Dezember ihre lang verhandelte schwarze Liste Steueroasen vorstellten. Diplomatisches Geschachere, ein intransparentes Verfahren und laxe Kriterien haben zu einer löchrigen Liste geführt, auf der jegliche großen Steueroasen und Schattenfinanzplätze wie die Schweiz, die...