The government has recovered several hundred million euros of tax fraud through the use of data via artificial intelligence.


Stalking against tax fraud pays off. According to information from Europe 1, the government has recovered 640 million euros in the first nine months of 2019, thanks to artificial intelligence. The Ministry of Action and Public Accounts, which had strengthened its system to fight against tax fraud a year ago, must submit an initial assessment on Wednesday.

The use of artificial intelligence can target big fraud. This technique, called "datamining", makes it possible to cross all the information given to the various public bodies. Control is even reinforced and extended to social networks. For example, the tax authorities may catch up with a taxpayer who has posted photos aboard a Porsche he has forgotten to declare. With this new technique, which is added to other more traditional control devices, it will be increasingly difficult to fall between the cracks.