France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici presents France's 2013 budget during a news conference at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris September 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Schults
France could ease 2013 tax hikes on small firms: finance minister
Posted : Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:47AM
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is ready to change tax hikes on capital gains contained in the 2013 budget which entrepreneurs say will discourage investment by small businesses, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday.
"We will probably have to change it," Moscovici told France Inter radio of the measure which was due to involve a closer alignment of taxes on capital gains with those on income.
(Reporting by Mark John)
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