The Greek Finance ministry has set up a new legal framework with a digital exchange of different government offices in an effort to step up its crackdown on tax evasion.
In an interview with Praktoreio 104.9 Fm radio station, Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis said: “With a new legal framework, tax agencies in countries we cooperate with will automatically send their data to our tax agencies for control, and this won’t just be at a European level. From there onward economic prosecutors will take charge.”
“The Finance ministry supports every stage of control, the new list will be related with other lists and all control procedures will move forward. After completion of controls we will call taxpayers,” Alexiadis said, adding that those who have paid their taxes having nothing to fear, although others will have to pay fines envisaged by the law. He noted that all citizens must participate in a battle against tax evasion, smuggling and corruption.