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Tax agency has big plans but a shortage of inspectors

The state is turning its inspection focus on the 2012-16 period, with the Independent Authority for Public Revenue – the former General Secretariat for Public Revenue at the Finance Ministry – planning 23,300 checks on taxpayers and corporations in 2017, even though it does not have enough employees to conduct them.

Half of Greeks are in arrears to the state

Greeks’ taxpaying capacity has been exhausted, leading to 13.9 billion euros in unpaid taxes last year alone, according to data issued on Monday by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue. This has taken the number of taxpayers with expired debts to the state to 4.14 million, almost half of the total.