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Greece’s tax inspectors learn in self-defense classes to deal with furious tax evaders

Combating tax evasion can be very challenging not only mentally but also physically. Tax inspectors in Greece have not only to think out tricks to trap tax evaders and expose their illegal profits. Much too often they have to deal also with angry offenders who would not be satisfied to …

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Operation of Michelin star restaurant suspended for 48h over alleged tax violations

Tax inspectors from the Independent Authority for Public Revenues imposed a 48-hour suspension in the operation of One Michelin Star ‘Varoulko,’ one of the most prominent restaurants in Greece. The high quality sea food restaurant in Mikrolimano, Piraeus, fights back saying the decision was “unjust” and announces to appeal to …

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Greek Absurdistan: Gov’t considers a 6-euro tax on Tsipouro

Minister for Rural Development, Vaggelis Apostolou, shocked local authorities and professional groups of Tyrnavos when he told them last Friday that the government is considering to impose a 6-euro tax on tsipouro, the strong distilled grape pomace brandy for which Tyrnavos in Central Greece is famous. Apostolou argued that that …

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Greece to regulate online gambling market with juicy tax and ambitious revenues target

After the regulation of TV licenses, Greece is trying to regulate the online gambling landscape. A new government-commissioned study has suggested Greece stick with its controversial plan to impose a 35% tax on online gambling revenue. There are signs that Greece is getting serious about collecting some online gambling revenue …

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OECD report: Greece only country that increased taxes, VAT and social contributions in 2016

Greece is defying the prevalent trend among the world’s industrialized nations for reducing tax rates in order to boost investment and competitiveness, a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown. In contrast Greece has increased labor and corporate taxes, Value Added Tax as well …

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Deputy FinMin: “Tax reduction in private vehicles & abolishion of solidarity levy”

Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis announced the tax reduction in private vehicles and the scrapping of the emergency solidarity levy of 1%-4% for annual incomes from €12,000 – €100,000+. He added that these changes will occur as soon as the economic conditions allow… Mavraganis stressed also that priority of the …

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