Tuesday 21 February 2017 the Council will take stock of work on the establishment of an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation matters. And it may be called on to agree on a proposal aimed at closing down 'hybrid mismatches' with the tax systems of third countries.
The 'blacklist' will contribute to efforts to prevent tax fraud and money laundering and to promote good governance worldwide. A screening of jurisdictions is about to start and the Council is due to finalise the list at the end of the year.
The proposal on hybrid mismatches is aimed at preventing corporate taxpayers from exploiting disparities between tax jurisdictions in order to reduce their tax liability.
The Council's agenda also includes preparation of a G20 meeting and issues related to the EU budget: budgetary discharge for 2015 and guidelines for 2018.