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French compliance crackdown claims another victim as Google pay €1 billion fine

Friday 27th September 2019

France – a country known for some of the best food, wine and art in the world – is also unsurprisingly a contractor hotspot. Business is booming in the Gallic nation – with so many new companies starting up in the country that some employers are warning that skilled workers are becoming increasingly hard to source. Another… [continue reading]

France and USA team up to achieve global digital taxation

Monday 11th March 2019

Here at 6CATS, we’re clear about the fact that authorities across the globe are increasing efforts to target tax evasion. Be it huge multinational corporations, or independent contractors, more and more scrutiny is being employed by authorities to ensure compliance. The latest development in this movement comes from France and the USA, two destinations that… [continue reading]

Tax evasion in France scrutinised more than ever with record fine

Tuesday 5th March 2019

It’s clear that authorities worldwide are striving to introduce stricter tax and compliance systems. The latest news illustrating this comes out of France, a country that has undoubtedly been taking a leading role in this movement of late. We have previously written about the destination’s role in pushing for tax to be introduced to digital… [continue reading]

French tax authorities set to catch tax-evaders through social media

Friday 23rd November 2018

It is clear from recent news that authorities across the globe are increasing efforts to target tax evasion and regain lost funds. Be it huge multinational corporations, small businesses, or independent contractors, more and more innovative methods are being employed by authorities to ensure the law is followed. Furthermore, with the introduction of the Common Reporting Standard, the speed at which information can be shared between international tax bodies has made it easier than ever to zero… [continue reading]

Country guide: contracting in France

Friday 11th May 2018

As we continue our tour around the globe, this week we’ve landed in France – a place of rich wines, culinary delicacies and, as recent reports have shown, a wealth of business opportunities. With President Macron now a year into his term, his pledge to reboot the country’s economy appears to be coming to fruition…. [continue reading]

Amazon agrees tax settlement in France

Friday 16th February 2018

As governments across Europe continue to investigate the tax payments of the leading digital economy giants – known as GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) – it looks like online retailer, Amazon, is losing its battle. According to recent reports, following a tax settlement deal with Italy in December, the firm has now made a… [continue reading]

French comedian facing tax evasion trial

Sunday 31st December 2017

In previous blogs we’ve uncovered some of the more complex tax evasion schemes that have been used by well-known celebrities and global brands. But it would appear that some individuals have opted for rather more simple attempts at fraud. Hiding money, quite literally A well-known French comedian, Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, is facing trial for a number… [continue reading]

HSBC pays to settle tax probe

Monday 27th November 2017

There have been numerous cases lately of banks facing inquiries for their part in aiding tax evasion, with a particular focus on operations in Switzerland. In the latest such news, HSBC has agreed a settlement with French authorities which will see the bank hand over €300 million to end investigations. French authorities probe HSBC Inquiries… [continue reading]

French drug giant in tax avoidance scheme

Friday 3rd November 2017

There have been multiple cases of global firms being caught using tax avoidance schemes in recent months and years, with a large number making the most of complex cross-border processes to reduce tax payments. While many news reports have focused on the like of American brands such as Apple and Google leveraging Europe-based tax-havens, European… [continue reading]

UBS faces charges of facilitating tax evasion in France

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Major global bank, UBS is facing hefty charges and a criminal trial after being accused of helping individuals commit tax evasion in France. But what does this mean for the firm and the global fight against evasion? The charges Last month the group’s French unit reported that investigative judges from PNF, the national financial prosecutor’s… [continue reading]