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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Connecting fiscal devices to the National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria

02 Birželis 2013
  • Bulgaria
  The severe drop in state revenues following the economic crisis of 2008 led to a renewed public interest in the undeclared work debate. Since 2008, Bulgaria has experienced high revenue losses and a higher level of tax evasion. To address this situation, the government decided to connect the fiscal devices of all trade entities with the computer system of the National Revenue Agency in real time. The measure aims to strengthen the government’s administration of taxes and curtail informal activities.  
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    Deterrence: improve detection

Rules for Business Centre, Bulgaria

02 Birželis 2013
  • Bulgaria
 
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    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Prevention

Joint effective control on undeclared work, Bulgaria

02 Birželis 2013
  • Bulgaria
 
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Deterrence: increase penalties

‘Work legally’ campaign, Bulgaria

28 Spalis 2009
  • Bulgaria
  The ‘work legally’ campaign was initiated in 2008 by the government. Prior to this, the fight against the informal economy and undeclared work was supported by all central employer organisations and trade unions at a number of seminars and workshops. The initiative has been implemented in two main ways: through an information campaign and through the monitoring of specific companies. Special attention has been paid to informing workers about the negative effects of undeclared work and to highlighting the sanctions for offending employers.  
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Mandatory registration of individual employment contracts, Bulgaria

28 Spalis 2009
  • Bulgaria
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‘Come into the light’ initiative, Bulgaria

28 Spalis 2009
  • Bulgaria
  In 2007, two of the largest representative employer organisations in Bulgaria, with the help of eight national media outlets, united their efforts to bring to light the undeclared or ‘grey’ economy. A special website was set up and – through joint initiatives, publications and information – the employers are trying to provoke a wide public debate in order to overcome the existing problems. The initiative is supported by the state institutions and trade unions.  
  • Sectors

  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Deterrence: improve detection