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Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "COFFERS" data sheet

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postcode: 3584 CS

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙986˙989 €
 EC max contribution 4˙986˙989 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (The mechanisms to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth)
 Code Call H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2020-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) coordinator 1˙073˙050.00
4    CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 638˙155.00
5    UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IE (LIMERICK) participant 564˙412.00
7    UNIVERZITA KARLOVA CZ (PRAHA 1) participant 198˙475.00
8    ALTINBAS UNIVERSITESI TR (ISTANBUL) participant 150˙297.00
9    THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK (COVENTRY) participant 65˙648.00
10    UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER UK (LEICESTER) participant 62˙421.00


 Project objective

Since 2008 'fiscal leaks' have become an immediate policy challenge for EU governments, partly as a result of tax abuse. The COFFERS project unfolds as EU tax authorities transition to a new era in tackling tax abuse based upon policy innovation at the OECD, EU and national levels. COFFERS recognizes this creates a state of flux where much tax authority expertise regarding past regulations, systems and practices is now irrelevant and understanding has, instead, to focus upon the on-going change process. Deploying principles of evolutionary political economy COFFERS both studies and is an integral part of this change process. COFFERS recognizes that identifying and tackling the tax gap to relieve inequality is the ultimate aim. Noting the tax gap exists both domestically and internationally and ranges from criminal money laundering to sophisticated tax avoidance, COFFERS benchmarks current understanding of these issues, undertakes comparative analysis of approaches taken to tackle them across EU Member States, and assesses resources being allocated to the task of closing the tax gap. In parallel expert networks in business, the tax profession, secrecy jurisdictions and the criminal economy that develop the mechanisms undermining the expected effectiveness of tax systems will be appraised, especially with regard to responses to regulatory changes taking place. This results in COFFERS outputs that transmit analysis, risk assessment and policy advice. Deliverables of use to EU tax authorities include new tax gap analyses by state, tax risk maps identifying risk by jurisdiction, a new anatomy of money laundering risk, and tools to help tax authorities understand the risks that they face domestically and internationally. COFFERS delivers value for money in enhancing tax yield, effectiveness in creating the tools to achieve that goal, and behavioural change in taxpayers and their advisers as a result of recommendations made, all with the aim of reducing inequality.


List of deliverables.
Scientific paper on AEoI submitted to scientific peer reviewed journal Documents, reports 2020-01-22 09:54:48
Conference paper on the role of jurisdictions in tax regimes Documents, reports 2020-01-22 09:54:48
Field Study Findings for Interim Report Documents, reports 2020-01-22 09:54:48
Working Paper on Tax Crime and Money Laundering Documents, reports 2020-01-22 09:54:48
COFFERS website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-22 09:54:48
Working paper on the use of tax gap data by EU tax authorities Documents, reports 2020-01-22 09:54:48

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of COFFERS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Petr Jansky, Miroslav Palansky
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investments
published pages: , ISSN: 0927-5940, DOI:
International Tax and Public Finance 2020-04-01
2019 Murphy, R
Tax and modern monetary theory
published pages: , ISSN: 1755-9472, DOI:
Real World Economics Review 2020-04-01
2019 Brooke Harrington
Turning vice into virtue: Institutional work and professional misconduct
published pages: , ISSN: 0018-7267, DOI:
Human Relations 2020-04-01
2019 Murphy, R., Petr Janský and Atul Shah
BEPS Policy Failure—The Case of EU Country-By-Country Reporting
published pages: , ISSN: 2246-1809, DOI:
Nordic Tax 2020-04-01
2019 Christensen, R.C.
Politics and Professionals: Transnational Struggles to Change International Taxation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Leo Ahrens, Fabio Bothner
The Big Bang: Tax Evasion After Automatic Exchange of Information Under FATCA and CRS
published pages: 1-16, ISSN: 1356-3467, DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2019.1639651
New Political Economy 2020-04-01
2019 Baker, A and Murphy, R
The Political Economy of ‘Tax Spillover: A new Multilateral Framework\'
published pages: , ISSN: 1758-5880, DOI:
Global Policy 2020-04-01

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