Greeks urged to aid in crackdown on tax dodgers

Greeks urged to aid in crackdown on tax dodgers

As authorities redouble their efforts to crack down on pervasive tax evasion, the Finance Ministry’s General Secretariat for Public Revenue Friday issued a statement urging consumers to exercise their right not to pay for goods and services if they are not issued with a legal receipt.

In the announcement, the authority stressed that a bill of order or a receipt from a card transaction are not considered a legal receipt and urged consumers to demand a proper receipt that lists the business’s details and tax number.

The announcement came as part of the ministry’s efforts to curb tax evasion after inspectors reported hundreds of violations by accommodation and catering business, particularly at popular holiday destinations.

A large nightclub on Rhodes faces closure for 48 hours after managers there early Friday obstructed visiting state inspectors from checking to see whether the establishment had been issuing receipts.

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