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Taxation and Customs Union

Why do we need the economic analysis of taxation?

DG TAXUD carries out work in the area of the economics of taxation in order to inform EU policy making and to improve the understanding of tax structures and developments in the EU.

The results of this work feed into numerous policy processes at EU level (e.g. the European Semester, and initiatives on tax transparency and the fight against tax avoidance) and also provide national experts with internationally comparable tax data and analyses.