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Tax fraud amounting to 103 million euro over the course of two months alone

06 November 2014 / 21:11:03  GRReporter
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Over the course of two months alone, namely August and September 2014, following a long investigation, the Office for Combating Economic Crimes has detected serious cases of fraud and corruption. The total amount of the established tax fraud exceeds 103 million euro.

The Office for Combating Economic Crimes has submitted the findings to the relevant tax authorities and customs to calculate the taxes or charges and customs duties, and to impose administrative sanctions, and some of the cases to the prosecutor’s office.

The Office for Combating Economic Crimes has announced the following typical cases by regional units:

Unit of Economic Crimes - Attica:

  • Eight companies had received nonexistent tax data on unfulfilled commercial transactions totalling 4,926,946 euro to avoid VAT return and to reduce the taxable profit with the corresponding amount.
  • Seven companies had presented non-existent tax data totalling 29,927,377 euro. No tax was paid for those commercial transactions and the recipients of the data used them to illegally make even the VAT reduction and the corresponding amount of their taxable profits.
  • One surgeon from the district of Kolonaki had not issued receipts for services rendered totalling 6,194,267 euro in the period 2001-2012 and three other doctors with different specialties had not issued receipts for services rendered totalling 278,971 euro.
  • In the period 2005-2011, three lawyers had not issued receipts for services rendered totalling 1,106,511 euro.
  • Six individuals, retailers of fish and fish products, had concealed taxable incomes totalling 8,068,608 euro.
  • One pensioner with assets exceeding by 1,609,068 euro the property that comes from obvious sources had concealed incomes from remuneration totalling 154,795 euro.
  • One individual, civil servant in the Ministry of Infrastructure, had increased his assets by 667,674 euro, the origin of which he cannot prove.
  • One individual who was not doing business is not able to explain the increase in assets by 361,641 euro.
  • One individual, a Romanian citizen, had failed to declare inheritance the payable tax on which amounts to 623,051 euro.
  • Two spouses dealing with art had filed an inaccurate tax return for buying a house in Voula, Attica. The undeclared amount is 1,999,948 euro for each of them, i.e. the total undeclared amount is 3,999,896 euro.

Unit of Economic Crimes - Central Macedonia:

  • Four companies had submitted or received non-existent tax data for unfulfilled commercial transactions totalling 1,442,671 euro.
  • Two doctors in Thessaloniki, a gynaecologist and a paediatrician, had concealed incomes to the amount of 2,230,000 euro, as became clear after the opening and processing of their bank accounts.

Having opened the bank account of one building contractor, the Unit of Economic Crimes - East Macedonia and Thrace has established that that he had concealed incomes to the amount of 410,000 euro. One former bank director had concealed incomes totalling 980,000 euro.

The Unit for Economic Crimes - Thessaly has accrued taxes and fines on two individuals to the amount of 2,000,000 euro for having filed false tax returns, and on five companies to the amount of 4,000,000 euro for having accepted false tax documents.

The Unit for Economic Crimes - Epirus has detected a surplus charge of 1,200,000 euro for the purchase of packaging machines for agricultural products by an agricultural co-operative in the area.

Unit for Economic Crimes - Western Greece:

  • One technical company in the city of Patras had accepted 133 false tax documents in the period 2010-2011 totalling 3,156,000 euro.
  • One building contractor in Pyrgos had not paid taxes to the amount of 400,000 euro.
  • One cleaning company had accepted false tax documents to the amount of 782,000 euro.

The Unit for Economic Crimes - Continental Greece has accrued fines to the amount of 2,116,000 euro on one farmer from Thebes for having accepted and issued false tax documents.

Unit for Economic Crimes - the Peloponnese:

  • One university doctor had not declared incomes from 2007 to 2010 amounting to 950,000 euro.
  • In two cases of real estate sale-trade, the authorities have imposed fines to the amount of 1,310,000 euro for a false declaration of actual value.

The Unit for Economic Crimes - Ionian Islands has established that, on the island of Paxi, one foreign national, house builder had concealed incomes to the amount of 1,466,000 euro.

The Unit for Economic Crimes - North Aegean, island of Mytilene, has imposed a fine of 986,000 euro on one doctor from the island of Limnos.

Unit for Economic Crimes - Crete:

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