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Emmanuel Macron reacts on TF1

Martin Lange, edited by Juline Garnier

Following the McKinsey case, the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office opened a preliminary investigation for “aggravated money laundering of tax evasion”. The controversy over the government’s use of this consulting firm comes as a thorn in the side of Emmanuel Macron, in the middle of the campaign. The president-candidate did not fail to react Wednesday evening on TF1.

An investigation that falls badly for the president-candidate. Consulting firms act as a thorn in the side of Emmanuel Macron with the McKinsey affair which, according to the Senate, would not have paid any corporate tax between 2011 and 2020. Sufficient suspicion for the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office , which opened an investigation on Wednesday. A judicial and political twist that made Emmanuel Macron react. The president-candidate for the presidential election was invited on TF1 the very evening of the opening of the preliminary investigation.

“It’s very good that the judge, the tax auditors take up a case when we say that a company has defrauded, it’s very good. I don’t have to comment on the details because justice is independent “, did he declare.

“It’s one thing to denounce, you have to correct”

But justice does not take up the use of consulting firms, it takes up tax evasion. And that is very good. Second thing: me, I answered on this subject of the companies which do not pay their taxes in France whereas they make profits there. This is the fight that I have been leading for five years that we have led in Europe. Under the French Presidency of the European Union in the coming weeks. We will finally be able to pass this minimum tax. It’s one thing to denounce, you have to correct,” added Emmanuel Macron during his interview.

For the president-candidate, when a company makes profits in a country, it must pay tax. For its part, in a press release, the consulting firm McKinsey claims to respect French tax rules and “stands at the disposal of the competent authorities”.

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