Sehr geehrte / Sehr geehrter Generaldirektion Wirtschaft und Finanzen,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
I know a person that is trying to evoid tax within two EU countries. British citizen living in Czech Republic, longterm, more than 20 years living in Prague. He claims to czech financial authorities that he pays tax in UK but according to law he is tax resident in CZ. The result is that he doesn´t pay tax anywhere. In UK he sais to the authorities that he pays in CZ.
Therefore I am asking how does british and czech cooperation work and to which EU-authority is it possible to send details about this case. Not only that there is obviously tax invasion in both countries but also this person has illegal saving in Swissland and piece by piece is trying to legalise these money in EU. Its also important to say that this person claims openly high living costs but doesn´t have official income since more than 10 years.
So please tell me which EU-authorities are able to investigate such a case. Authorities in Czech republic seem to ignore it, probably they are not able to see "whole picture".
Thank you for replying soon.
Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Dear Ms Volhejnová,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/02/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents.
Please note that your request has been assigned to Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union (in copy) and will be handled as a request for information rather that a request for access to documents under the Regulation 1049/2001.
Your request for information will be treated according to the rules of the Code of Conduct of Good Administrative Behaviour for the Commission Services.
Under the Code, a response should be given within 15 working days.
ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR, business correspondent, business continuity and control
The European Commission does not have competence to investigate tax evasion.
The competent authorities are Member States' administrations.
The UK tax administrations (HMRC) has online information on how to get in touch with them to report suspected tax evasion:
We do not know about a comparable form or information in the case of the Czech Tax Administration. Contact details of the latter are however online at:
TAXUD Unit D2
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs Unit R.1 – HR, business correspondent, business continuity and control