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Tax checks bring in €9bn to French treasury

Over €9billion was collected after extra tax checks were carried out on firms and individuals in 2019 – up 16% on 2018.

The increase of more than a billion is partly due to artificial intelligence.

The fact that big fraud dossiers are now automatically passed to the public prosecutor is also likely to be a factor.

Over half related to VAT, corporation tax, stamp duty or wealth tax. The total sum is equal to the budget of the Justice Ministry, the Prime Minister said.

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