In recent years, thousands of Jews have immigrated to Israel from France, many of them fleeing anti-Semitism. However, there is evidence to suggest that some of these immigrants may have also been motivated by tax benefits.
Times of Israel:
The French Tax Administration has set up a “secret” department in Paris devoted solely to investigating tax evasion by French Jews with property in Israel, Israel’s Globes Daily reported on Thursday. The French government denied the report a day later.
The Globes report claimed that the department was founded over the last year, has 20 Hebrew-speaking employees, and is in the process of hiring five more. Many are experts in the field of taxes and Israeli law, it said. They pore over Israeli Land Registry contracts in an effort to find French Jews who purchased property in Israel without declaring these assets in France, according to the report.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
France crime immigration
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.