Tackling undeclared work database

Undeclared work can be defined as work which is in itself legal but is not declared to the authorities for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes. Across the 28 Member States of the European Union, a great deal of effort is being invested into developing and testing policy measures that aim to tackle undeclared work.

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Reverse VAT in construction, Finland

02 Junio 2013
  • Finland
  Reverse VAT is a system used in the construction sector in which VAT is paid by the buyer (main contractor) as opposed to the seller (subcontractors), as is usually the case. The purpose is to ensure the due collection of VAT and discourage the use of undeclared work.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Tax deductions for domestic service work, Sweden

02 Junio 2013
  • Sweden
  Undeclared work accounts for about half of the total tax gap in Sweden and the country has taken important measures to tackle undeclared work, especially in sectors such as commerce, construction and other sectors with high cash turnover. From 8 December 2008, Swedish citizens can apply for a tax deduction amounting to 50% of the labour cost for renovations, repair, cleaning, maintenance work on homes, etc. This measure aims to boost employment and transforming undeclared work to legal work.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Workplace ID cards, Iceland

02 Junio 2013
  • Iceland
  The Icelandic Confederation of Labour and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers have agreed on the obligation, in selected industries, for all employers to ensure that their employees get workplace ID cards when they begin working. They have also formed inspectorate units: under this system, inspectors go to worksites to check on workplace IDs, thus taking action against undeclared work.  
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising

Illegal Work Leaves Traces campaign, Montenegro

02 Junio 2013
  • Montenegro
  In order to counter undeclared work in the Montenegrin tourism sector, the hotel industry and the Montenegrin government launched a joint campaign. The campaign sought to highlight that unfair trade damages markets and legal business, destroys social and socio-political relations and is detrimental to all citizens and to the Montenegrin community. The campaign encouraged citizens to actively stand up and join the fight against undeclared work.   Background
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Changing attitudes: commitment to tax morality

Rules for Business Centre, Bulgaria

02 Junio 2013
  • Bulgaria
 
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Prevention

New rules for marginal employees, Germany

02 Junio 2013
  • Germany
  The federal government introduced new regulations for marginal part-time employment, specifically lower tax and insurance contributions, in an effort to boost employment in the low-wage sector and tackle undeclared work. In addition, a Mini-job Centre was set up with responsibility for the registration of mini-jobs and the collection of contributions.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Undeclared work inspections, Czech Republic

02 Junio 2013
  • Czech Republic
  In order to cut down on the numbers of illegally employed citizens of the Czech Republic as well as foreign nationals and to enhance the client-oriented approach in employment services, a new system of undeclared work inspections has been introduced. The project is being implemented by the State Labour Inspection Office with its partners, the Employment Office of the Czech Republic and the Czech Social Security Administration. The duration of the project is two and a half years.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Services vouchers, Belgium

02 Junio 2013
  • Belgium
  On 1 January 2004, the Belgian federal government launched a system of services vouchers in a new attempt to boost job creation by promoting the demand for domestic services and proximity services and to offer an alternative to the local employment agencies’ scheme.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

New tax rules against undeclared work, Denmark

02 Junio 2013
  • Denmark
 
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Social information and investigation service, Belgium

02 Junio 2013
  • Belgium
  The federal government of Belgium has set up the Social Information and Investigation Service to intensify and streamline the fight against social welfare benefit fraud. This new organisation is specifically designed to improve coordination between the various parties involved in fraud prevention. As part of this initiative, the competencies of social welfare inspectors have also been extended.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

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