ECONOMY

Tax statements to be submitted later

The Finance Ministry is planning to postpone the submission of income statements by taxpayers, with sources suggesting it may announce its decision on Wednesday.

That is because of the lack of the appropriate forms and the delay in the issue of the guidelines booklet.

The plan is for all 5.5 million taxpayers to submit their statements at the same time, probably in May and June, regardless of whether they are salary workers, pensioners, freelancers or farmers.

This is set to cause serious problems in the execution of the 2012 budget.