Independent Authority

Zero tolerance

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue has made significant steps toward ending the culture of tax avoidance in this country.

The reactions of those who oppose the operation of this important mechanism, however, are starting to get completely out of control. An extreme case was reported in Volos yesterday, when a pastry shop owner fired a gun during a visit by tax inspectors.

Tax authorities to boost checks on small debtors

In a bid to close in on some 3.8 million taxpayers who owe an estimated total of 95 billion euros in overdue debts to the Greek state, the Independent Authority for Public Revenue is to intensify inspections on all those whose arrears exceed 500 euros, accessing their bank accounts and Land Register details.