Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (201)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

201. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 85 of 18 June 2013, the mandate given to the official of the Revenue Commissioners appointed to sit on the EU's tax platform and the grade of the official. [30333/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The role of the platform is as set out in recommendation 9 of the Commission's Action Plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and evasion which states: "The Commission plans to establish a Platform for Tax Good Governance composed of experts from Member States and stakeholders representatives to provide assistance in preparing its report on the application of the two Recommendations, and in its ongoing work on aggressive tax planning and good governance in tax matters." The official appointed to sit on the EU's tax platform is at Assistant Secretary grade. His role is to take an active part in the work of the platform.