The General Secretariat of Public Revenue plan for tax compliance includes a simplification of the tax-paying process.
According to the Greece ‘s General Secretary of State Revenue, Charis Theocharis, in the future, taxpayers will not have to pay their taxes after filing their returns. Each month their employer or the insurance fund will retain a part of the taxpayers’ salary or pension, relevant to what they owe.
According to Theocharis if the system moves in this direction taxes will be paid on time, outstanding debts will not grow and foreclosures will not be necessary.
The General Secretary of Public Revenue also mentioned that during the first two months of 2014 there were nearly 50,000 foreclosures, a great increase in comparison to the same period of 2013 when there were only 18,000. These foreclosures significantly contributed to the collection of approximately 900 million euros of outstanding debts.