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Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card

Tourists are being encouraged to pay with plastic during their holidays in Greece - and to always ask for a receipt - by a new campaign from the country's tax authority.

The "Apodixi_Please" (Receipt, Please) campaign of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) is being promoted on posters and online (

Inspectors leading tax evasion crackdown on Myconos temporarily close businesses, seize takings

A large-scale operation aimed at curbing tax evasion on the island of Myconos has led to the confiscation of foreign-registered card terminals in use in some stores, prompting an investigation into the legality of the businesses in question.

Tax inspectors scouring Myconos in Operation Trident to move to Paros, Santorini and Rhodes

A large-scale operation to halt tax evasion got under way over the weekend on Myconos, and is to continue through tomorrow, with dozens of tax inspectors fanning across the popular resort island to crack down on offenders and planning to move on to Paros, Santorini and Rhodes in the coming days.

Officials crack down on tax-evasion on Mykonos

A well-known entertainment venue on Mykonos rushed to pay four million euros in overdue taxes on Sunday, after inspectors launched a tax-evasion crackdown on the upscale tourism island.

Almost sixty officials are involved in the four-day operation, which has been codenamed "Trident" because of the three-pronged focus of its inspections.

Debts to state keep growing, topping 101 bln at end-June

Taxpayers' expired arrears to the state soared to 5.19 billion euros in the first half of the year - that is before the heavy tax obligations started in July. At the same time, the monitoring mechanism has been confiscating or freezing about 360 bank accounts per day, although it is increasingly finding empty accounts.