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Greeks’ arrears to the state break all times record reaching €100.73 billion

Unpaid taxes to the state have passed the 10 billion euros mark in November. One in three Greeks did not pay the taxes they had to with the effect that the total volume of outstanding debts to the tax office to be 11.6 billion euros. And this despite the fact that tax offices proceeded with 21,001 seizures in the 22 working days of November. The total number of old and new arrears to the state have break an all times record reaching 100.73 billion euros.

According to data released by the Independent Public Revenue Authority, new debt arrears to the state rose to 11.631 billion euros in November 2017 against 10.444 billion euros in October.

Old arrears to the government (created before 31/12/2016) amounted to 89.108 billion euros in November, with the result that all outstanding arrears (old and new) now total 100.739 billion euros .

The total number of debtors to the state is 4,207,117 people.

Debtors who may be subject to compulsory recovery measures amount to 1,783,858, while those under compulsory recovery measures amount to 1,035,296, the Authority said.

The volume of pending outstanding tax returns decreased to 776 million euros compared to 832 million in October.

At the same time, the arrears of the general government to private people decreased to 3.141 billion euros compared to 3.460 billion in October.

The largest part of state debts to private refers to social security contributions: 1.754 billion in November, compared to 1.954 billion in October.

The volume of pending outstanding tax returns decreased to 776 million euros compared to 832 million in October.

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