The secret letter of Bercy on 45 000 accounts hidden in Switzerland
” This document [...] must be kept secret. “This sentence appears at the bottom of a letter signed by one of the leaders of the French tax administration. Entitled “request for administrative assistance” and addressed to the 11 of may last to the swiss authorities, this letter of five pages — that our journal has been able to see — is a real threat to all those who tried to hide money from the other side of lake Geneva. Because Bercy is requesting the communication of the names of the owners French 45 161 bank accounts. All opened in 2006 and in 2008 with UBS in Switzerland.
The administration suspects that a ” part of the accounts [...] has not been declared “, which ” may represent several billions of euros in loss of revenue for the French Treasury “, she explains to his counterparts in switzerland. The prospects of tax revenue are enormous.
4 782 accounts being known, it remains ” 40 379 accounts to identify “, according to the tax
The irs reminds tax on the income of the fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and, for the tax of solidarity on fortune, the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Bercy is therefore to accelerate the pace in this folder full of twists and turns. And to avoid that fraudsters possible, do not have a possible prescription. Indeed, the existence of these accounts is known since several years. As had been revealed to the French magazine “le Point” in January, the German authorities who, in the course of searches of branches of UBS in 2012 and 2013, falls on several lists of the accounts opened in switzerland by the French public. Files that the Germans were then transmitted to paris-Bercy in 2015. Since then, the officials use this information. And their first investigations show, in the words of the tax authorities, the “reliability” of the lists, and …
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