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EU Commission publishes online update of national tax lists

On 12 October the Commission published an online update of information supplied by Member States about their national tax lists. The information is now portrayed on the DG TAXUD website as an interactive map under the title  “Tax good governance in the world as seen by EU countries” . 

Commenting on the update the OECD and Global Forum stated that: 

The main outcome is that the controversial list of the 30 jurisdictions prepared by the EU Commission has been removed from the site and corrections and updates have also been made. The map which remains on the website is a factual presentation of the third countries listed by each of the EU Member States individually and pursuant its own criteria and sovereign decision. This map has been updated from the information provided by EU Member States and reflects the situation on 30 June 2015. In its press release the EU Commission has also clarified its objective which is to introduce more transparency into national listing processes across the EU, while also encouraging third countries to engage with Member States on tax good governance matters. The OECD and the Global Forum Secretariat welcome the clarification made by the EU Commission on its website and will continue to engage with the EU Commission on the issue.”