Independent Authority

Greeks refrain from paying taxes during traditional holiday month

Almost half a million taxpayers failed to pay taxes of more than half a billion euros in August, according to the statistics of the Independent Authority for Public Revenues.

These arrears mainly concerned income tax, where debts grew 15.6 percent compared to the same month in 2018, and value-added tax, where debts increased 5.9 percent from August last year.

Pitsilis on a mission to improve tax compliance, says IMF publication

The head of Greece's tax collection agency presented its efforts to improve tax compliance in Greece in an interview with Finance and Development, a monthly publication of the International Monetary Fund.

Giorgos Pitsilis referred to the campaign to encourage tourists to ask for a receipt, dubbed "Apodixi, please."

Greek tax authority cites efforts to improve compliance

The head of Greece's tax collection agency presented its efforts to improve tax compliance in Greece in an interview with Finance and Development, a monthly publication of the International Monetary Fund.

Giorgos Pitsilis referred to the campaign to encourage tourists to ask for a receipt, dubbed "Apodixi, please."

Discount on ENFIA felt by most owners

Two out of three owners will see their Single Property Tax (ENFIA) drop 30 percent this year, as the 4,895,144 owners with assets valued at up to 60,000 euros who account for most of the government's tax easing policy make up 67 percent of all owners, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR).

Tax inspectors shut popular Mykonos bar

A popular bar on the island of Mykonos has been ordered to close for four days from Monday after officers of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR) and police suspended its operations due to tax evasion.
As the bar had also been ordered to close for two days last month for tax evasion offenses, this time the penalty was doubled.

The war on tax evasion

It may indeed sound like an exaggeration to say so, but the campaign launched by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR), urging foreign visitors to demand receipts for goods and services, is just as important as the intensive checks by tax inspectors when it comes to cracking down on tax evasion.

Large-scale retroactive crackdown on tax evasion

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR) plans to tighten its grip on tax evaders, with an increase in checks, even retrospectively, dating back to 2014.
In particular, and for the first time, it will cross-check supplier and customer declarations with the corresponding income and value-added tax declarations from 2014 onward.

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