Keyword: tax

Swiss send France information on soccer star Patrick Vieira's bank account

Authorities confirm that the request for details concerns an account held at Swiss bank UBS by the former Arsenal captain.

French government grossly overestimated 2013 tax income

Court of Auditors finds inaccurate projections left a hole of 16 billion euros on expected returns from VAT, and income and corporation tax.

French government announces tax relief as euro election looms

Prime minister Manuel Valls says move will exempt 1.8 million households from income tax, with €1 billion cost funded by anti tax fraud measures.


France's Valls wins parliament backing for tax and spend shake-up

Premier Manuel Valls says Euro is too strong, unveils tax cuts for less well-off and pledges to defend France's social model despite spending cuts.

Germany and France move closer to deal on diluted transaction tax

A less wide-ranging scheme will be seen as a victory for banks and trading organisations that have lobbied furiously against the idea in Europe.

France to make '1 bn euro tax claim against Google'

Google refuses to comment on 'rumour' of huge bill following probe into how internet search giant transfers tax liability between different countries.

One in three French people have 'earned undeclared income this year'

Half of France's babysitters and teaching assistants and a third of domestic cleaners are paid 'under the table' says new survey.

LVMH chief in criminal probe over Belgium activities

Probe relating to France's richest man Bernard Arnault concerns a capital increase of 2.9 billion euros in LVMH's Belgian holding company.

French wine tax plans will ‘cork the industry’

Furious wine makers launch campaign against tax hike and tighter advertising rules they claim would be 'very bad for the image of France'.

Jersey talks with France over tax blacklist

A delegation from Jersey visited the French ambassador to London in an attempt to have the island removed from France's tax blacklist.

Swiss banks demand proof French clients not dodging tax: Report

Newspaper says UBS and Credit Suisse are asking for a document certifying customers' accounts are in line with tax authority requirements.

France’s ex-budget minister faces probe over assets

Disgraced former minister Jérôme Cahuzac placed under formal investigation for allegedly failing to fully disclose his financial holdings to state.

France cannot take any more taxes, government admits

But promise comes as minister announces creation of "carbon tax" and amid reports that overall tax burden on French will rise next year.

Airline tax could fund express airport rail line -French minister

Long-awaited plan for express rail service from Paris to Charles de Gaulle airport close to being finalised and may be funded from new ticket taxes.

French football league calls time on tax haven club Monaco

Football chiefs order AS Monaco, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, to relocate to France to end financial advantage over other clubs.