Thursday, 13 January, 2022

The government will reform the tax audit

The Minister of Action and Public Accounts Gérald Darmanin wants to set up a new relationship between tax services and businesses with a device called “fiscal partnership”, he said in an interview with Les Echos.

“In exchange for greater transparency on the part of the company, the administration will offer a reinforced legal security service to settle the major tax issues over time”, explains the minister in this interview published by the business daily in its Monday edition.

To enter into this partnership mechanism, “companies with more than 250 employees or 50 million euros in turnover will have to be up to date with their declarative and payment obligations” and “will have to present a history of compliance”, specifies The Minister.

“Better detect fraudsters”

Mr. Darmanin adds that there will also be the establishment of a procedure “which will allow companies to spontaneously come to resolve problematic situations, with a reduction in penalties”.

“The administration must be able to support those who wish to pay their fair tax and better detect fraudsters”, underlines the minister, who ensures that the tax audit remains “essential” and that “there is no question of undressing it”.

For the Minister of Public Accounts, this new device will be a success “if within two years, we see a few dozen large groups entering into the fiscal partnership, and a few hundred SMEs and mid-cap”. According to Les Echos, Mr. Darmanin should present this initiative to companies by the end of the month. “

(With AFP)


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