Mediapart continues its revelations. The online news site explained in a new article, published Friday night, that François de Rugy was not taxed in 2015 for his 2014 declared income. The Minister of Ecological Transition, at the heart of the turmoil, responded strongly on Twitter, denouncing a "relentless" on the part of the site of investigation.
"Not a fraud"
Under the law at the time, the then MP was not taxable on his entire income. He was also able to deduct from his taxable income a portion of the donations made to "organizations recognized of general interest," writes the media online. He finally benefited from tax credits related to child care. Mediapart writes that this information "is not due to fraud, but to the very favorable regime enjoyed by parliamentarians at the time".
"One reason," François de Rugy immediately replied in a tweet: "The donations of 1,200 euros that I made each month to the EELV party as a member of the EELV group, like ALL other members of the group, and like all other parliamentarians who are funding their parties and political life, where will the stubbornness stop? "
One reason: the € 1,200 donations that I made every month to the EELV party as a member of the EELV group, like ALL the other members of the group, and like all the other parliamentarians who finance their parties and political life. Where will stop the doggedness? https://t.co/7pjMbJ4sco- François de Rugy (@FdeRugy) July 12, 2019
Splendid dinners, work at the expense of the taxpayer, collaborator having unduly kept his HLM ...: several revelations published in the press embarrass the Minister of Ecological Transition François de Rugy. His ex-director of cabinet, sacked after news of Mediapart, accused Friday the minister of having "wanted to save his head by offering the (hers)".