Greeks seek help tack­ling tax eva­sion

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

athens, greece» Greece has turned to Ger­man of­fi­cials to seek help in com­bat­ing tax eva­sion.

Greek tax of­fi­cials, ini­tially num­ber­ing about 50, will be trained by the tax au­thor­i­ties of North Rhine-West­phalia, a state noted for its suc­cess in per­suad­ing Ger­man cit­i­zens to repa­tri­ate cap­i­tal they had whisked abroad to avoid tax­a­tion. Their ef­forts have re­sulted in $1.09 bil­lion in ex­tra rev­enue since 2010.

If Greek au­thor­i­ties re­quest it, Ger­man tax in­spec­tors will visit Greece to in­ves­ti­gate cases, North Rhine-West­phalia’s fi­nance min­is­ter, Nor­bert Wal­terBor­jans, said Satur­day in Athens. He met with Greek Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras and signed an agree­ment for the ex­change of data and know-how.

In Novem­ber, Wal­terBor­jans handed Greek au­thor­i­ties a list of about 10,400 Greek cit­i­zens who had Swiss bank ac­counts.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.