top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
Explore
arrow down

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.

Stay informed:
Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter
Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. News analysis, features and practical help for English-speakers in France

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Healthcare in France*
Featured Help Guide
- Understand the French healthcare system, how you access it and how you are reimbursed - Useful if you are new to the French healthcare system or want a more in-depth understanding - Reader question and answer section Aimed at non-French nationals living here, the guide gives an overview of what you are (and are not) covered for. There is also information for second-home owners and regular visitors.
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now