French government sets out steps to relieve bureaucracyStaff Writer | November 28, 2017
The French government unveiled legislation intended to make dealings with the authorities easier for citizens and businesses.
France Businesses will be able to ask authorities
The measures are intended to "repair and transform the relationship between our fellow citizens and the administration," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.
Businesses will be able to ask authorities to check their procedures if they are in doubt, and in such cases a presumption of good faith will apply if irregularities are found.
Taxpayers who mistakenly under-report their income will only pay half the usual late payment interest if they voluntarily notify the authorities of their error. ■