Greece’s Financial Crime Unit (SDOE) is to fall under the jurisdiction of the General Secretariat of Public Revenue from October 30 in order to strengthen the unity and independence of the tax assessment mechanisms, the Finance Ministry has announced.
The provision forms part of Greece’s new memorandum and was made public in a circular distributed by the general secretary of public revenue, Katerina Savvaidis. The circular, among other stipulations, states that by October 30 “all responsibilities and tasks related to tax and customs affairs are to be transferred from the Special Secretariat of SDOE to the General Secretariat of Public Revenue at the Finance Ministry.”
The circular adds that alongside existing job posts, 500 new positions will be created which will be filled by staff already employed in SDOE’s Special Secretariat. The final details relating to the positions, such as which categories they fall under and which sectors they will be based in, are to be clarified by the minister of finance by September 20.