The European Commission has started a new EU learning portal that offers tax and customs professionals across the EU an opportunity to build, upscale or share their knowledge on important topics in the field. Capitalising on the advantages of online learning, it aims to build common expertise and improve the skills of customs and tax professionals working in national administrations and authorities, businesses, academia and researchers in the field of tax and customs, with some specific content for staff of public administrations.
The new portal proposes a combination of different learning formats: self-paced learning, development, interactive exchanges of best practices. It is supposed to help to improve customs and tax competencies in the EU by providing a new way for people working in the field to share experiences and knowledge.
It can also serve as tool to help professionals to build common skillsets to resolve such challenges as fraud, tax avoidance and digitalisation. Tax and customs play a vital role in European societies and in the functioning of the EU’s Single Market by ensuring efficient revenue collection, contributing to the prosperity of businesses, supporting the safety and security of citizens, and by facilitating legitimate trade. Customs and tax professionals and their administrations and enterprises must be able to respond to and anticipate change to remain effective in a constantly evolving social, political and economic global context.