Cross-check­ing sys­tem good to go

Kathimerini English - - Focus - PROKOPIS HATZINIKOLAOU

The im­proved elec­tronic sys­tem for cross-check­ing bank de­posits and in­comes is set to start oper­at­ing in the next few days. The tax reg­is­tra­tion codes of some 1.2 mil­lion tax­pay­ers and cor­po­ra­tions will be thor­oughly checked and the re­sults will be out within just two days.

The min­istry started oper­at­ing the on­line sys­tem on a pi­lot ba­sis in Novem­ber, and now that cer­tain tech­ni­cal prob­lems have been ironed out, it is ready for use by all tax of­fices and the main in­spec­tion cen­ter.

As a min­istry of­fi­cial noted, the sys­tem will search for in­di­ca­tions of un­de­clared in­comes in bank ac­count trans­ac­tions. It will deduct the amounts that con­sti­tute re­de­posit­ing of cash and ig­nore mi­nor amounts. If there are discrepancies be­tween de­clared in­comes and de­posits, tax­pay­ers will be asked to jus­tify them.

The list of ma­jor de­pos­i­tors in­cludes bank clients who made one de­posit of at least 100,000 eu­ros, or more de­posits that ex­ceeded 300,000 eu­ros in one year, for the years from 2000 to 2012.

The new on­line cross-check­ing sys­tem is in­com­pat­i­ble with that used by the fi­nan­cial po­lice. For this rea­son, it will not ex­am­ine cases that have been or are be­ing probed by the lat­ter.

The new elec­tronic sys­tem is ready for use by all tax of­fices and the main in­spec­tion cen­ter.

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