Core mission and values

Focus on the accomplishment of our core missions in a correct and efficient way

Our Federal Public Service:

  • guarantees correct taxation, tax collection and recovery in due time
  • ensures optimal funding of the state, guaranteeing the balance between the State Treasury and the outstanding public debt
  • within the framework of legal transactions involving goods, ensures legal certainty by supplying patrimonial data
  • supervises flows of goods upon importation, transit and exportation
  • contributes to preventing and fighting all forms of fraud and crime within our areas of competence
  • provides policy expertise and support

Accomplishing our core missions allows us to contribute to the economic and social welfare of every citizen and company and to help build a healthy, safe and future-oriented society. We are transparent, we apply the tax system correctly and we provide legal certainty and financial stability.

Values

The FPS Finance applies an integrated framework of values involving four different approaches: the persons concerned, the organisation, the individual attitude and the rules.
Combining these perspectives results in four prominent core values: passionate (organisation), helpful (towards the persons concerned), correct (rules) and sound (attitude):

CORRECT

We commit ourselves to treat everyone correctly and unprejudiced. At all times, we will take account of the laws and rules applicable and will pay sufficient attention to equality between and equal worth of citizens and colleagues. We will motivate our decisions, give preference to dialogue and trust and communicate transparently on the objectives and results which we have set.
Both internally and externally, we will behave beyond reproach and show respect towards both citizens and colleagues.

SOUND

We are aware of our social role and pay sufficient attention to the band of trust between citizens and authorities. Therefore, we will always work righteously and loyally and will avoid all forms of corruption.
In this respect, the “Guideline with the deontological framework” is a major point of reference for the staff members of the FPS Finance. This guideline clarifies the rules of conduct which apply to federal officials as described in the federal deontological framework. 

HELPFUL

We are here to serve both internal and external persons concerned and try to meet their legal needs and expectations as appropriately as possible. We are willing to listen and communicate transparently with a view to accessible service provision. We are willing to help both citizens and colleagues and are also attentive to the public’s potential new needs.

PASSIONATE

We pursue a professional excellence and are motivated to have our public service functioning in the best possible way. We show commitment, dedication and perseverance and are open to innovation and change.  As part of our self-fulfilment, we are inquisitive and flexible, and daring to evaluate both the functioning of our organisation and ourselves with a view to favourable progress.