Withholding at the source launch completed, welcomes Gérald Darmanin

The collection at the source, which entered into force on 1 January, did not result in a "bug" in the past month, according to the minister of the public Acco

Withholding at the source launch completed, welcomes Gérald Darmanin

The collection at the source, which entered into force on 1 January, did not result in a "bug" in the past month, according to the minister of the public Accounts Gérald Darmanin, who welcomed the conditions of implementation of the reform. "Launch finished!", wrote the minister on Twitter following a meeting of the monitoring committee of the reform, stressing that "100% of retirement pensions, unemployment benefits, wages of the private and of the public service" had "been taken". "There was no bug, thanks to the work of the agents of taxes", he added.

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In recent days, some 25 million workers are gone for the first time of deduction at source, receiving their paychecks reduced by the monthly amount of their income tax. This flip-flop is coming to a close the implementation of the reform, which entered into force at the beginning of the month of January to retirees and the unemployed, and by January 15 for the self-employed workers (craftsmen, tradesmen and liberal professions).

According to the public finances general Directorate (DGFIP), no major anomaly has not been reported at these different stages. The reform took place "as planned", she assured in a press release. The withholding at the source, which is to levy the tax directly on the salaries and pensions based on a rate transmitted by the tax administration, had raised in recent months many of the concerns.

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at the Beginning of September, the newspaper Le Parisien published a note from the irs claiming hundreds of thousands of errors during a testing phase conducted during the summer. The government had then left it to hover in doubt about the maintenance or not of the reform. "We will, here or there, small problems" but "there will be no bug is systematic, had promised his side Gérald Darmanin, once confirmed the implementation of this measure, for which the State has invested heavy effort.

According to Bercy, 195 million euros have been invested to ensure the transition to this new mode of collection. 40,000 agents have been trained to answer questions from taxpayers. According to the trade unions of public finances, these have been heavily used in recent weeks, including on the telephone line put in place by the tax administration (0 809 401 401), which is regularly overloaded.

A strong solicitation recognized by Bercy, which fact, however, report a decline in applications since the beginning of January. For the whole month, 1.4 million phone calls, the 130,000 emails and 1.2 million visits to the atm were identified.

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Updated Date: 04 February 2019, 00:00

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