FIGHTING TAX EVASION: EU & MONACO SIGN NEW TAX TRANSPARENCY AGREEMENT        

Signature accord Taxud avec l'UE. ©DR
From left to right :
Serge Telle, Monaco’s Minister of State, Peter Kažimir, Slovak Minister of Finance in Brussels (under Slovakia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union),
Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. ©DR

Author: European Commission.

The following press release was issued by the European Commission on July 12, 2016 15:12.

This will ensure that both sides are better equipped to detect and pursue tax evaders, who will nolonger be able to hide income and assets in financial institutions abroad.

Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, said: “Today’s agreement reinforces Monaco’s commitment to international tax transparency standards. The EU and Monaco have today sent a joint clear signal: we are allies when it comes to tax transparency and allies in the fight against international tax avoidance and tax evasion.”

Under the new agreement, Member States will receive the names, addresses, tax identification numbers and dates of birth of their residents with accounts in the Principality, as well as other financial and account balance information. This is fully in line with the new OECD/G20 global standard for the automatic exchange of information.

Today’s agreement marks the latest in a series of international landmark deals the EU has signed with Switzerland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Andorra.

For more information, see: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/personal_tax/savings_tax/revised_directive/intl_developments_en.htm
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EU & Monaco sign a new exchange of information agreement

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