The French tax authorities announced Wednesday, October 23 that they had recovered 5.6 billion euros in unpaid taxes. Julien Cholin explains the reasons on the plateau.
The government has announced for several years making tax evasion a priority. And he does not hesitate to use it as a communication tool. Indeed, he announced Wednesday, October 23, to have recovered several billion euros since the beginning of 2019, or 40% of additional revenue compared to 2018. “Over the first nine months of the year, the tax authorities recovered 5.6 billion euros in unpaid taxes, against 4 billion last year”, specifies journalist Julien Cholin on the 19/20 set.
Google paid to avoid a lawsuit
“Good results that the government attributes to a law adopted last year , and which allows companies that are caught with their hands in the bag to negotiate a tax adjustment. Two companies chose this option, among them, Google. The American firm wrote a check for 465 million euros to avoid a lawsuit ”, recalls the journalist.