A total of 51 tax offices have joined the TAXIS system of Web-based services, aimed at cutting costs, saving time and, crucially, reducing queues and trouble for taxpayers.
Monday saw the incorporation of the 12th Athens Tax Office (DOY) and that of Vyronas in the system, which now covers the offices accounting for over 70 percent of taxpayers’ revenues – i.e. 27.5 billion euros – in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Crete, Evia, Corinth, Kalamata, Rhodes and Volos.
Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras stated that «this project of utmost significance is crucial for state revenues. By October we expect to have included all tax offices in the new TAXIS system."
This includes a central database, meaning that taxpayers can be served by any tax office and not just their local one, and it cuts the costs of operating and maintaining each DOY’s system as it renders local servers obsolete.