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In Bercy, the "right to the error" worries the unions

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Fronde at Bercy. The unions of the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGFIP) announce a memo that their new director, Jerome Fournel, signed on July 12. The document, revealed by Mediapart, presents  " orientations" intended to promote "An appeased conclusion of fiscal controls" In the enterprises.

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The former chief of staff of Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Action and Public Accounts, asks agents to demonstrate"A state of constructive spirit" and benevolence in their dealings with companies. The objective displayed in this note that The world it's got is to tie "A new relationship of trust with companies" and from"Improve the efficiency" of the action of the taxman. And this, "In continuity" of the law "for a State in the service of a company of trust" (Essoc) of August 2018. This text, known as the "right to the error" ", Intends to build confidence and simplicity in the relationship between the administration and the citizens.

For this, Mr. Fournel recommends, in particular, "Good faith taxpayers", "A measured application of the tax law so as not to punish hard failures that do not strictly respect the letter of the text". Because, he pleads, this is "Misunderstood and perceived as unfair". The DGFIP also wishes to favor recourse to the transaction, which consists of reducing fines, tax surcharges or late payments. Because this presents  € œThe advantage of closing the proceedings definitivelyâ €even if the administration has filed a complaint. In situations "Particularly complex", he is finally forbidden to "To conclude with the taxpayer a global agreement" to  € œto speed up the conclusion of control and reduce the risk of litigationâ €.

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"Pragmatic approach"

Unions do not see it in a good light. "For us, it's like giving free rein to fraudsters and telling them indirectly that cheating does not matter.", entrusted Olivier Villois, for the CGT, to Mediapart. National Secretary of Solidaires Public Service, the majority union, Paule Guglielmi entrusts the World fear that the position of the controllers will be weakened: "In the meantime, the company will be tempted to haggle, to negotiate, she believes. We are here to apply the law and we should not be able to deal with the law. It's dangerous. AT" The researcher insists that this conception of the role of the agent makes it possible to"Avoid a distortion between the companies that cheated and others. These are likely to be at a disadvantage ".

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