The tax authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany has previously passed through the Central tax authorities in the Ministry of Finance of Greece data 10588 accounts of Greek citizens in Swiss Bank.
ATHENS, 28 Nov. Gennady Melnik. Greek prosecutors on economic Affairs has started checking accounts over 10 thousand Greeks, which gave the tax authorities in North Rhine — Westphalia, told journalists the first Deputy Minister of Finance of Greece Trifon Alexiadis.
The tax authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia this week passed through the Central tax office of Germany Ministry of Finance Greece 10588 these accounts of Greek citizens in Swiss Bank relating to 2006 and 2008, respectively. These concern Bank accounts, the total amount of which was 3.9 billion Swiss francs in 2006 and 2.9 billion Swiss francs in 2008. The Ministry of Finance of Greece called it “the most important” contribution in the fight against tax evasion.
Alexiadis reminded that the so-called “list Lagarde”, passed in 2010, the Greek authorities by former French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, a few years spent with no movement.
“The list that received the government (from the German authorities), on Friday submitted to the economic prosecutors, already drawn up an operational plan for control, and he is already being implemented,” said Alexiadis.
The Deputy Minister confirmed that the adopted in August 2015, the law on the voluntary provision of data on capital in Greece and abroad (Amnesty of capital) is still in force.
“I understand the concern of those who have money, hidden from taxation abroad. We recommend them not only to worry, but immediately to resolve their tax issues before they will cause in the control bodies”, — said Alexiadis.
Greek laws do not prohibit the Greeks to keep money in overseas accounts, if they paid taxes. Violators could be fined a large amount. In August, the government of Alexis Tsipras, which has difficulty filling the Treasury, proposed a capital Amnesty to those who voluntarily disclose data about covered from tax revenues.