There is a question here, whether Greece’s lenders IMF escaped paying Value Added Tax after importing the car they go around and control the country fiscal discipline. Yorgos Anatolakis, MP from coalition government partner, the far right-LAOS, filed a question at the Greek Parliament addressed to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
“According to press reports this car was imported as conventional and not armored one with the effect that the state did not received the relevant V.A.T. The revenues loss is between €23,000 and €92.000. The above fact is outraging against the Greek people, when they ask us fiscal discipline, income cuts and combating tax evasion, and they [IMF] are the first to escape from their obligations” Anatolakis said. (source: real.gr)
To tell you the truth the report and the question are a bit confusing and it doesn’t make clear whether the IMF imported the car or it had it armored here. Nevertheless there is something irregular here and more thousands euro were simply not paid.
Much to my knowledge IMF guys (Poul Thomsen, Bob Traa) are exempted from paying taxes here but apparently not for importing exclusive tanks … sorry! … armored cars. Hey guys, go to the nearest tax office and shell out a couple of thousands of warm euros…