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Moroccan tax authorities scrutinize bank accounts

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In Morocco, the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) continues to track down “bad taxpayers”. It recently launched a vast operation to check and verify bank accounts.

Relying on regulatory provisions authorizing them to access information held by these establishments, as well as by insurance companies, inspectors from the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) are carrying out a vast operation to check and verify bank accounts. of taxpayers, reports the Arabic-language daily Assabah. This operation is particularly in line with the commitments made by Morocco within the framework of the international conventions to which it is committed. DGI inspectors are looking for information on financial investments, life insurance contract redemption operations, as well as the sale or redemption of financial securities. Thus, they go to banking establishments to ensure that they really comply with the regulatory obligations governing this aspect.

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It is therefore up to financial institutions and insurance companies to send the tax authorities all the information used to identify the real beneficiaries of the accounts opened with them. Already, “the establishments concerned have asked their customers to fill in the missing information in their registers”.