One in three firms evades tax

Almost one in three businesses audited by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) evaded paying taxes in the year to August 31. 

According to the data of the tax administration, in the above period 50,000 checks were carried out both in holiday resort areas over the three summer months and in the whole country across the eight months, detecting violations in 16,000, or 32% of the businesses. At each of the 16,000 companies, an average of 50 violations of tax legislation were found.

These are checks that are carried out at the level of visits to businesses, with the aim of spotting - or not - violations, but also following cross-checks. Great emphasis was also placed on the data from the digital platforms, e-send and myDATA, combined with the transaction data from the POS.

According to information, at the top of the tax evasion list are restaurants,...

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