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Figures suggest growing number unable to pay taxes

TAGS: Taxation

Almost half a million taxpayers were added to the long list of debtors to the state in the month of September, according to the latest data from the Independent Authority for Public Revenue.

The authority’s figures are a reflection of citizens’ increasing inability to pay their taxes, with 410,000 not paying their second income tax installment and the ENFIA property tax in September.

More specifically, 4,267,408 taxpayers owed money to the Greek state in September, up from 3,857,086 in August.

Moreover, by the end of September, the amount of unpaid taxes since the beginning of the year came to 9.25 billion euros.

What concerns the government is whether the 410,000 that couldn’t pay their taxes in September will join the Finance Ministry’s 12-month installment program, as the hole in tax revenues will only grow if they don’t.

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