Financial authorities are adapting their tools to enter the digital age

The tax authorities will soon be able to ban platforms from, among other things, selling French users products from companies that “do not comply with their tax obligations in France”. SORAPOP UDOMSRI/sorapop –

ANALYSIS – The Finance Bill 2024 contains several measures aimed at strengthening the technological arsenal. In particular, the aim is a final assessment of the costs of fraud in France.

During a meeting with tax agents, Public Accounts Minister Thomas Cazenave looks at the screen of a smartphone handed to him by a tax inspector. “You see, we can investigate Le Bon Coin – there we can see a suspicious amount of Ferraris for sale on that site – but we can’t do the same on Facebook sales tooleven though we know it’s a popular platform for fraudsters”, the agent explains. The difference between the two platforms? The second requires creating an account to access the content. Investigators can uncover fraud cases there, but not use the elements in their file.

This is an important nuance that puts it at a disadvantage daily tax services », comments the minister who wanted to add measures to correct this problem in the fraud plan launched a bit hastily by his predecessor Gabriel Attal at the end of a difficult retirement sequence. “From now on it will be…

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