The creation of the Direction Générale des Finances Publiques (DGFiP – Public Finances General Directorate) in 2008, by the merger of the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI – General Directorate of Taxes) with the Direction Générale de la Comptabilité Publique (DGCP – General Directorate of Public Accounts), was one of the emblematic reforms in the general revision of public policies. With over 103,000 officials and a budget of almost €8 billion in 2018, the DGFiP is the State’s second largest civil administration. It carries out a wide range of missions of a highly technical nature serving private individuals, companies, the State, local government authorities and hospitals.
Now, ten years later, the Court’s assessment of the reform is a contrasting one, both as regards service quality and efficiency. It makes real transformation of the DGFiP essential, setting out a strategy for change and removing the main factors that slow down or even block its implementation. With the opening of a new chapter in State reform, the Court has formulated a series of recommendations designed to improve services rendered and reduce costs.