Tax offices in major cities to be trimmed down

TAGS: Taxation

The Independent Authority of Public Revenues is planning to reduce the number of tax offices operating in Attica, Thessaloniki and Patra with a series of mergers.

The total number of tax offices around the country will be trimmed down from 115 to 97, while the 289 surplus employees arising from the scheme will be absorbed into the agency’s auditing service.

In Athens, the tax office in Psyrri will be absorbed by the central service in Omonia.

Taxpayers registered in Moschato and Nea Smyrni will be served by the office in Kallithea and the Iraklio service will move to Nea Ionia.

Ano Patissia’s office, meanwhile, will move into that of Galatsi, Halandri’s in the north will be absorbed into Holargos’s and Acharnon’s will move to Aghious Anargyrous.

Palaio Faliro’s tax office on the southern coast will become part of that in Aghios Dimitrios and Piraeus’s fourth tax office will join the fifth.

Also in Piraeus, the third tax office will be absorbed by the first, while in western Attica, the offices of Egealeo and Peristeri will be merged into one service with the same number of employees they have today, 90.

In eastern Attica, Koropi’s office will join that of Pallini.

In Thessaloniki in northern Greece, the service in Aghia Triada will be moved into that on Vassileos Irakliou Street, and the first tax office will be absorbed by the fifth.

The service in Kalamaria and that on Vassilissis Olgas Street will also be merged into a new tax office.

In Patra, the third office will move into the first on Akti Dimeon Street.