Dozens of resignations of senior tax officials have been accepted since the beginning of the year when the auditing on their income and assets began. They are mostly managers of tax offices and centers of audit by the Internal Affairs Service of the Ministry of Finance.
Senior officials of the Finance Ministry confirmed the information saying that these are tax officials who have served as head officials in the tax service. Some 436 senior tax officials are under investigation it was reported.
Among those who resigned from the service there are some of the 140 tax officials officials said have stashed money in foreign bank accounts, reportedly to be huge amounts in some cases.
Proceedings against 13 tax controllers who reportedly had more than 2.2 million euros ($2.93 million) in foreign banks during 2009-2010 will meet the disciplinary and criminal proceedings.