ECONOMY

Service centers to replace 127 tax offices

The Finance Ministry is making plans for the closure of 127 tax offices around Greece and their replacement with 99 Taxpayers? Service Centers by the end of the year.

The project of restructuring the ministry?s agencies provides for the maintenance of 114 existing tax offices. The committee responsible for the implementation of the project has proposed the immediate opening of service bureaus for taxpayers wherever a tax office is shut down.

The service centers will have to operate using handwritten documents at first until the full merging of the electronic records. Once that is completed, the centers will operate as remote work stations of the main tax offices.

The centers will be housed in buildings provided for free by the Interior Ministry.