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Think Twice About That Taxi Ride or the Taxman May Come Knocking

Dec. 1, 2021, 3:00 PM

Gérard Houa will probably think twice before he orders another taxi in Paris with an app.

The aircraft broker is battling French tax officials who used data on his taxi rides from the dispatcher’s app to build a case against Houa, and then came knocking unannounced at several locations tied to him.

After getting into a fight with Airbus SE over his compensation for jet sales he brokered in China, Houa is now facing off with tax authorities who suspect he should have paid dues in France on nearly $3 million in commissions he earned from the planemaker. He says ...