Action programme to improve the operation of taxation systems in the European Union 2014-2020 FISCALIS 2020 Open!


The overall objective of the programme shall be to improve the proper functioning of the taxation systems in the internal market by enhancing cooperation between participating countries, their tax authorities and their officials.

The specific objective of the programme shall be to support the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning and the implementation of Union law in the field of taxation by ensuring exchange of information, by supporting administrative cooperation and, where necessary and appro­priate, by enhancing the administrative capacity of participating countries with a view to assisting in reducing the administrative burden on tax authorities and the compliance costs for taxpayers.

The achievement of the objectives shall be measured on the basis, in particular, of the following:

  • The availability of, and full access to, the common communication network for the European Information Systems;
  • The feedback from participating countries on the results of actions under the programme.


  1. To implement, improve, operate and support the European Information Systems for taxation.
  2. To support administrative cooperation activities.
  3. To reinforce the skills and competence of tax officials.
  4. To enhance the understanding and implementation of Union law in the field of taxation.
  5. To support the improvement of administrative procedures and the sharing of good administrative practices.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 223,37 Million EUR (Global Budget)

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