The Tax Administration has started to take an interest in the income of influencers, indicates the Moroccan magazine “Le Temps” in its recent issue.
“The Tax Administration is now on the heels of influencers. It was high time! For 2022, Parliament has approved a new provision aimed at increasing the tax base, ensuring fairness, combating fraud”, writes the author of this article under the title “Influencers, fat cows and tax impunity”.
With digital, new job niches have been created, he continues, recalling that the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) has questioned internet entrepreneurs on their income in recent years.
It shows that the number of online influencers is constantly increasing. To this end, the tax authorities now intend to have access to all income, including international transfers and cash payments.
The DGI takes action by deploying a team of tax auditors to investigate the income of influencers by examining the number of followers and subscribers on social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram and the video service Youtube, frequently the income amount to around 100,000 dirhams net per month, often much more.
In addition, the author of the article points out that the management and opening of offshore accounts are carried out by international law firms specializing in tax evasion, in return for a substantial commission.
It was time to moralize a little this extremely lucrative activity, whose actors had long considered themselves above the law, he judges.