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Greece’s Financial Crime Units Probe Hundreds of Tax Evaders, also up to 60 Politicians

It isn’t 32, it isn’t 36, it isn’t 38… According to Sunday edition of Kathimerini, it is up to 60 politicians under investigation by Financial Crime Units (SDOE) of Greek financial ministry. Government officials, former ministers and MPs are allegedly under scrutiny for suspected tax evasion and other financial crimes. With …

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Why Can’t Greece Obtain Tax-Cheat CDs with Data from Swiss Banks?

“Because these CDs have been classified as products of industrial espionage by the Swiss banks.” This is what Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis replied to a question posed by members of main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA. “For the acquisition of such CDs there have been also issued arrest warrants,” Mavraganis …

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Hydra: Residents Clash with Police Over Tax Evasion

This had never happened before – at least not in Greece: that citizens take public servants as hostages and clash with riot police over tax evasion. There had been some incidents where residents of small communities attacked tax inspectors throwing stones. But clashing with police? Cutting water and electricity to a police …

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FinMin: Chasing Taxes In- and Outside Greece, Seizing Salaries & Pensions, Confiscating Properties

 Greek Finance Ministry extended the procedure to ‘regulate’ overdue taxpayers’ debts until 29. June 2012. The extension refers to debts to the state after they became overdue until 29. February 2012. Private persons with debts up to 10,000 euro and companies with debts up to 75,000 euro are eligible to …

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160 Germans Will Settle in Greece To Collect Taxes

 The German colonisation of Greece begins earlier and is more shameless than you thought: 160 German tax officers have started ironing shirts and trousers and stuff shampoos* and daily creams* in their luggage for the long adventurous trip in the wild European South.  They will settle in Greece apparently to assist the debt-ridden country …

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UPD: Famous Greek Journalist Detained for Tax Evasion

UPD: The trial has been set for May 2012, as the journalist told the court that he had already paid one installment of 15,000 euro. Further he said that the day he was detained he had visited the local tax office to arrange a regulation of his debt. (in.gr) Veteran journalist …

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Caution: They Wear Blue and Walk Among Us

The men and women from Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) of the Greek Finance Ministry. They appear in small groups of three and wear Air Force Blue uniforms. They walk down the streets and the malls of Athens. Piraeus and suburbs, devoted to combat tax evasion. With their blue appearance they try …

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Ops! Two Spaniards Arrested for Owing the Greek State

It seems that bad Greek habits , such as non-payment of debts to the state and tax evasion, get adopted also by foreign  nationals living in the country where the sun always shine. At least it used to. The two Spanish owners of a company trading and processing iron were arrested in Thessaloniki. …

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Greece’s Fashion King Arrested for Tax Evasion

Greece’s most famous fashionistas, LakisGavalas was arrested with handcuffs and all the necessary accessories on Friday night in Athens. Police arrested “Mr. Lak” in the context of arresting big scale state debtors. Greek media report, that Gavalas was for almost a week the most wanted state debtor, but authorities efforts …

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Thousands Greek Jobless To Pay “Solidarity Tax” for …Jobless

Thousands of Greek jobless will have to pay ‘solidarity tax” as the law provides that even if they have worked one single day during the current year, they cannot be considered as ‘jobless’ for the genius minds of the national Finance Ministry. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the jobless will have to pay the so-called …

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Greeks Open Umbrellas – It Rains Taxes Again…

Today’s news lulls me sweetly. Running around the whole morning to fix issues does not exactly promote inspiration, clear thinking, cool analysis and sorting out. Today’s news is not good. As it hasn’t been in the last months. Increasing unemployment and one in five companies preparing to close. The market has dried …

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Lack of revenues? Greece to collect from the Dead…

When I first read about GreekFinance Ministry plans to collect revenues from the dead, I thought it was a media exaggeration or just a FinMin official suffering a panic attack. However here comes a a Wall Street Journal report confirming the idea is not just a macabre joke or the result …

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Greece: You won’t be able to pay cash for purchases over 3,000 as April 1, 2011

Tax evasion is the key problem to the revenues deficit of Greece and the increasing debt. While there is criticism that the government is unable to control the problem and the tax collection mechanism is , the Finance Ministry has thought out a plan that is going to file electronically all purchase. …

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Greek Fin Min: assets of 70 tax offices employees under investigation

Greek Finance Ministry is investigating the assets of about 70 employees, who declared an average income of €50,000 but were found out to possess real estate properties worth 800,000 to 3 million euros,  newspaper Ethnos  reported on its Sunday edition.  Furthermore 234 FinMin employees seem to have never submitted an income tax declaration, …

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