The European Economic and Social Committee broadly supports the Commission's legislative proposals on more efficient and fair taxation and praises their coordination at global level.

In its opinion adopted by the plenary assembly on 24 February, the EESC gives full support to the European Commission's package for fair and simple taxation. The rapporteur of the opinion, Krister Andersson, says that these proposals should be coordinated with the global discussions carried out at the OECD within the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. "This is key in order to achieve a global consensus, avoiding unilateral measures," he explained.

The EESC shares the view that achieving fair and efficient taxation is even more important in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. In its opinion, the consultative body delivers its vision on key topics such as good tax governance in the EU, combatting tax fraud and evasion, tax reporting requirements, VAT treatment of financial services, and tax and employment rules for digital platforms. Among other proposals, the EESC puts forward the idea of a European pact to effectively combat tax fraud, evasion and avoidance and money laundering.  (na)