the minister of The Action and of the public accounts announced the figure on Twitter, pointing to "outstanding results".
The fight against tax fraud has enabled the French State to recover 12 billion euros in 2019, announced Wednesday on Twitter that the minister of the public Accounts Gérald Darmanin, which evokes a year "record." "These outstanding results are the fruit of the strategy that we have run for 3 years for a more effective fight against fraud", he added.
In detail, the revenue from the tax inspection amounted to nearly 11 billion euros, in addition to 358 million euros from the processing service returns amended (behind pads) and 530 million euros of the convention judicial of public interest (CJIP) in the business Google and Carmignac, according to figures published by les Echos and confirmed by the ministry of Economy.
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It is more than the 9 billion euros announced in mid-February in a previous balance sheet by the Prime minister Édouard Philippe. "In February, we had consolidated data up to the beginning of October," explained Gérald Darmanin Echoes. This represents even an increase of 50% compared to the previous year, and 2 billion more than in 2015, the previous record which stood at nearly 10 billion euros, said the ministry of public Accounts.
"the Fruit of the strategy," conducted for the past three years
"These exceptional results are the fruit of the strategy that we have been conducting for the past three years for a more effective fight against fraud", welcomed also on Twitter Gérald Darmanin. According to the ministry, this strategy is based in particular on a strengthening of the tools made available to the tax authorities and judiciary to detect, combat and punish fraud", as the "name and shame" (possibility to make public the names of the fraudsters), or the "tax police", from the law against tax fraud.
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In parallel, "the rights and penalties put in recovery thanks to the "datamining" (search and cross-referencing of different databases) are high in 2019 at more than 785 million euros," said the same source. The adjustment procedures in the course of control, have greatly improved in 2019, with a total of over 36 000 adjustments (compared to about 3,900 in 2018), according to the same source. "The taxpayer accepts the results of the control in more than one case in four (compared to one in five in the past)," says the department of public Accounts.