Coronavirus Tax Update: Suspension of tax audits during the containment period

Mr. Gerald Darmanin, the French Minister of Public Action and Accounts announced the postponement of tax audits during the lockdown. This postponement affects both audits that may have been ongoing before and those that would have been notified during the lockdown. This measure especially targets audits conducted in companies that have been forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus health crisis.

During the containment period, the tax authorities and the URSSAFs are called upon to direct their actions towards assisting businesses.

Source (in French) : March 31st, 2020 TF1 interview of Mr. Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Public Action and Accounts (2:23 – 3:30)