Greek Tax Authorities in a Hell of a Fix

Some bits and pieces from here and there:

  • The Los Angeles Times takes a look at tax troubles in Greece. People there feel like they’re being taxed more and more, while the government offers them less and less in return. Meanwhile the authorities are tying to crack down on tax evasion while at the same time cutting the salaries and benefits of the employees in the tax bureau, who respond with protests and strikes. An attempt to arrest a suspected sales tax evader in Hydra turned into a riot as hundreds of sympathizers surrounded the police station and cut off its power and water.
  • According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, “As of , 70 Federal agencies with 126 delinquent tax accounts owed approximately $14 million in unpaid [federal] taxes. In addition, 18 Federal agencies had not filed or were delinquent in filing 39 employment tax returns.”

And, from the wayback machine:

Refuse To Pay Tax

Moslem leaguers refused today to pay a punitive tax of 10,000 rupees ($3,000) saying they did so on the orders of the league high command. The tax is imposed by the United Provinces government on Moslem residents for communal rioting.