After a series of special committees and a committee of inquiry, created to delve into the various tax leaks and scandals of recent years, Parliament established a permanent tax subcommittee on 18 June 2020.
The European Parliament has been a key actor in the EU’s fight against tax fraud and tax avoidance, in particular by creating special and inquiry committees over the past years.
The subcommittee on tax matters will be composed of 30 members. It will deal particularly with the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and tax avoidance as well as financial transparency for taxation purposes.
The Commission welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to create a permanent subcommittee.
For the European Commission, fair and effective taxation in the EU and the fight against tax fraud and evasion are key priorities.
Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy, said:
The European Parliament has for many years been an essential partner of the Commission in the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion. I am certain that this new subcommittee will become a key forum to take forward that fight, in the interest of honest citizens and businesses throughout Europe. I look forward to maintaining our excellent collaboration with the European Parliament by continuing to regularly update MEPs on the progress in the EU’s tax agenda, our shared priority.
The proposal can be found here.