Contents published on online platforms: the new power of French Tax Authorities

24 February 2020

On an experimental basis and for a period of three years, the French tax administration may collect and exploit freely accessible content published on online platforms by their users. This concerns in particular content made public by the users themselves on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn …) and online sales sites (Leboncoin, Vinted, Ebay …).

This information will be used mainly to qualify  an occult activity and or a false domiciliation abroad in the context of a tax audit.

The modalities of application of this system will be specified by decree.