Min­istries aim­ing to col­lect 5 bln in over­due taxes

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The Fi­nance and La­bor min­istries are plan­ning a se­ries of mea­sures de­signed to help the gov­ern­ment col­lect some 5 bil­lion euros in over­due taxes and so­cial se­cu­rity con­tri­bu­tions by the end of the year, Kathimerini un­der­stands. The move is aimed at en­sur­ing that the gov­ern­ment does not en­counter any prob­lems in meet­ing this year’s fis­cal tar­gets, which could trig­ger the con­tin­gent mech­a­nism agreed with lenders and lead to fur­ther spend­ing cuts hav­ing to be adopted next year. Among the mea­sures be­ing lined up by the min­istries are the con­fis­ca­tion of the prop­erty and bank ac­counts owned by 55 per­cent of the in­di­vid­u­als and firms that owe taxes and so­cial se­cu­rity con­tri­bu­tions. The prop­er­ties will be auc­tioned.

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