Tax revenues in March were 24 percent above the budget target, the head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Giorgos Pitsilis, told the 13th Athens Tax Forum convened by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday, amid calls for more rational taxation that would allow the private economy to grow.
Back in 2013, Greece's Parliament passed legislation that enabled authorities to track down uninsured vehicles. Four years later, however, that law remains on paper.
Failure to see through the measure is just another sign of the country's ineffective public administration. It also demonstrates the absence of strong political will to implement the law.
Taxpayers' expired debts are growing rapidly. According to figures released on Thursday by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Greeks created new tax arrears of 1.63 billion euros in January 2017.
This is one of the biggest rises in debt creation recorded in a single month in recent years and reflects taxpayers' inability to respond to their obligations.