Fuel flow data fi­nally set to be mon­i­tored

Kathimerini English - - Focus - PROKOPIS HATZINIKOLAOU

The tax ad­min­is­tra­tion is start­ing to process data re­ceived from fuel flow mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems in­stalled at gas sta­tions, and to con­duct un­sched­uled in­spec­tions when they be­come aware that businesses’ sys­tems have re­mained in­op­er­a­tive for many hours, the head of the In­de­pen­dent Author­ity of Pub­lic Rev­enue, Gior­gos Pit­silis, said yes­ter­day.

Up un­til now, the fuel in­flow-out­flow sys­tem had not been mon­i­tored as the au­thor­i­ties lacked the nec­es­sary staff to process the data and iden­tify pos­si­ble cases of tax eva­sion and fuel smug­gling.

Ad­dress­ing the fourth Athens Law Fo­rum on Tax­a­tion, Pit­silis added that the IAPR’s plans pro­vide that, as of 2020, tax­pay­ers will not have to visit the tax of­fices for any rea­son: Ac­cord­ing to the author­ity’s Blue Print project, ev­ery trans­ac­tion and con­sul­ta­tion will be con­ducted elec­tron­i­cally, as con­tacts be­tween the tax­pay­ers and the ad­min­is­tra­tion will be done by phone or email, and if there are many state agen­cies in­volved in a case, the tax­pay­ers con­cerned will only need to pay a visit to one en­tity to have their case pro­cessed.

Pit­silis fur­ther said the IAPR and the Fi­nance Min­istry are ex­am­in­ing the ra­tio­nal­iza­tion of the var­i­ous fines im­posed nowa­days on tax­pay­ers.

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