Greeks’ tax debts keep growing


June saw the addition of 1.2 billion euros in new tax arrears, taking the total unpaid debt to the state for this year to 6.8 billion, according to figures published by the General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS) on Thursday.

When the amount of arrears amassed this year is added to the legacy debt of previous years, the total comes to 89.8 billion euros.

So far this year, authorities have collected 1.2 billion euros of legacy debt and 868 million euros of the new arrears that have been racked up by taxpayers.