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France finance ministry denies targeting Jews for tax evasion

France finance ministry denies targeting Jews for tax evasion

PARIS: The French government has ‘’categorically’’ denied a report by an Israeli business newspaper regarding the existence of a secretive department within the French Finance Ministry that allegedly targets Jews for tax evasion.

“There is no such structure within the French tax administration. The French tax law forbids any distinction between people based on their origin, place of residence, nationality or religion,” the  General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFiP) said. Daily Gobes reported that the department in the French finance ministry has 20 Hebrew-speaking employees and is in the process of hiring additional workers. The employees in the department are purportedly experts in Israeli law and are able to discern whether or not French Jews are using Israel as a tax haven.