Monday September 15, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
28o C
21o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Finance Ministry to seek Supreme Court guidance on tax raids

The Finance Ministry is to refer to the Supreme Court its request for the power to raid taxpayer’s homes and business without having a judicial official present.

The ministry said it had referred the matter to Greece’s top judges after Ethnos newspaper reported that the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) would seek to adopt tactics similar to that of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) in the USA.

This would allow SDOE officials to enter the homes or businesses of individuals who owe money to the state even if a prosecutor is not present. The report says that cash and properties could be immediately confiscated.

The Finance Ministry said that it asked the State Legal Council to advise whether such actions would be legal. The narrowness of the verdict (14 in favor, 10 against) prompted the Finance Ministry to seek the advice of the Supreme Court.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday August 12, 2014 (13:46)  
Alpha Bank launches voluntary dismissal program
OMT may be key to full market access
US real estate companies flock to Greece
Ship equipment makers strike deals with foreign shipyards
Remains believed to belong of French hiker found on Mt Olympus, four years later
Remains believed to belong to a French woman who went missing on the peaks of Mount Olympus on September 30, 2010, were discovered on Sunday below the Loutsa trail, the state-run Athens-Mace...
Thessaloniki man dies in heavy rainfall on Sunday
A resident of Thessaloniki drowned on Sunday after his car was swept away in a flash flood during heavy rainfall in the northern port city. The 49-year-old man was driving in a on off-road v...
Inside News
WATER POLO
Greece wins women´s U19 Europeans in water polo
Greece won the women’s European Under-19 Championship in Italy beating the host in Sunday’s final, for what was the country’s second gold medal in the competition’s history. The Greek teenag...
SOCCER
Veria alone on Super League summit
Olympiakos appeared in fine shape ahead of its Champions League premiere against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, beating visiting OFI 3-0 on Saturday, but Macedonian minnows Veria are those that...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Lost in the fog
I recently attended an event where one of the guests was a much talked-about personality of the center-left, a person who has never been part of a government administration. People kept goin...
EDITORIAL
Sending out a clear message
Few things are worse in politics than sending out vague or contradictory messages. Interestingly, there has been little else from the direction of the conservative-led government since the l...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Remains believed to belong of French hiker found on Mt Olympus, four years later
2. Alpha Bank launches voluntary dismissal program
3. Thessaloniki man dies in heavy rainfall on Sunday
4. Soccer fan in critical condition after Sunday clash to be transferred to Athens
5. Democracy under Pressure | Live Streaming
6. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
more news
Today
This Week
1. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
2. Democracy under Pressure | Live Streaming
3. Soccer fan in critical condition after Sunday clash to be transferred to Athens
4. Sending out a clear message
5. Lost in the fog
6. Thessaloniki man dies in heavy rainfall on Sunday
Today
This Week
1. A Greek God
2. Avramopoulos appointed Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs
3. Greece on standby
4. Pavlos Fyssas murder trial expected to start before the end of the year
5. EU bank tests may miss trillion dollar risk, study finds
6. SYRIZA spokesman suggests gov't sought to stop NERIT airing Tsipras speech live
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.