The Government Finance Ministerial Statistical Department

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Dernière mise à jour le : 26/06/2015

The Government Finance Ministerial Statistical Department is the Statistical Analyses on Tax Matters section of the Public Finance Directorate General in the Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts.

Main missions

The Statistical Analyses on Tax Matters section is responsible for statistics, studies and simulations in tax matters.

Statistical production

The Statistical Studies on Tax Matters section has set up a system of returns of quantified data from the databases of the IT services institutions, on a daily, monthly or annual basis. These authenticated, aggregated data cover virtually all taxes (VAT, income tax, local taxes, etc.).

Studies and forecasting

It performs micro-simulations of the effects of legislative measures (winners/losers, cost/gain...), and carries out calculations and tax studies.

The scope of its work covers all taxes on persons and corporations, local taxation, tax and non-tax revenues, the issuing of tax records, etc.

The analyses may be national in scale or may focus on a local or more detailed level.

It conducts cyclical monitoring and forecasting of tax revenue in collaboration with other directorates general in the Ministry.

Dissemination

It develops and disseminates the results of its work on the impots.gouv.fr website: income tax broken down by municipality, solidarity tax on wealth broken down by municipality, local taxes (base/rate/product); as well as the statistical yearbook of the Public Finance Directorate General.

Status in institution

The Statistical Studies on Tax Matters section is a part of the Public Finance Directorate General, in the Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts.

The Directorate General of Public Finance was created in 2008 with the merger between the Directorate General for Taxes and the Directorate General for Public Accounting. Its remit is to produce and develop legislation and regulations on taxation, the recovery of public revenue, the land register and publications of property transactions; it fulfils the corresponding administrative roles.

It monitors the establishment of the tax base and the implementation of inspections on taxes, duties, and contributions, as well as their recovery.