Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Tax: the government wants to track fraudsters on social networks


The government wants to intensify its hunt against tax evaders and plans to use the data published on social networks. Elements that will feed the files of targeted taxpayers.

Tax: the government wants to track fraudsters on social networks

The tax authorities plan to track down fraudsters on social networks. It could be Bercy’s new weapon, something to worry some taxpayers. In fact, everything that is published on the internet, photos, GPS locations or classified ads, could be harvested. Thousands of information processed by an algorithm that would alert tax officials in the event of potential fraud. For the National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (Cnil), the use of this tool requires safeguards. “We have a text that is proposed, which is extremely broad, and which can allow a lot of things ”, indicates the head of the department of sovereign affairs at the Cnil, Emilie Seruga-Cau.

A device tested for three years

The government assures that these controls will not affect all taxpayers, but only major tax evaders. This device must be adopted in the next finance law before being tested for three years.