ECONOMY

Only six of country’s biggest tax office hit revenue targets

Just six of Greece’s 35 biggest tax offices, responsible for collecting 75 percent of total tax revenues, succeeded in hitting targets set for the year until the end of June, according to reports.

A report by the Finance Ministry published on Thursday has revealed that the biggest revenue shortfalls were recorded in the tax authorities for Overseas Residents, as well as the those of Nea Ionia, Aghia Paraskevi and Koropi in Attica, and Kalamaria in Thessaloniki.

The most successful collectors were the Athens office for private corporations, the First Athens Tax Authority, the Piraeus authority responsible for revenues from shipping and the tax office in the Athenian suburb of Peristeri.

According to Finance Ministry figures, the revenues from the country’s 35 biggest tax authorities fell short of targets by 150 million euros or 1.5 percent for the year until end-June.

Total tax revenues amounted to 9.3 billion euros, below the target of 9.45 billion euros, while revenues from value-added tax accounted for 3.46 billion euros compared with the 3.62-billion-euro target.