ECONOMY

Unpaid taxes increased by 809 mln in September

The amount of taxes that have not been by Greeks paid rose by 809 million euros in September, taking the total of new taxpayers’ debts for this year to 6.1 billion euros.

Taxpayers now owe a total of 59.6 billion euros to the state, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

Between January and September this year, 985 million euros of overdue taxes were collected. Another 91 million euros was written off.

The Finance Ministry also said it was behind in meeting its targets for tax inspections. By the end of September 204 checks had been carried out on large companies, against a target of 596 for the year.

Also, only 281 inspections on large wealth taxpayers had been completed by the end of September against an annual target of 910.