Greek government to sell 1500 properties belonging to tax evaders

Greek tax authorities are preparing to sell, through an online auction, 1500 villas in tourist resorts in the country, such as Santorini, Rhodes, Kos, Porto Heli, Paros, Mykonos and others, because their owners have not complied with their tax obligations.

After having exhausted all relevant stages, from notice to seizure, the next step for the Operational Collection Unit and the Recovery Control Center for Taxpayers with Great Riches, is auctions in order to enable the Greek government to collect taxes from the wealthy who are hiding from tax authorities.

“The money might have gone abroad, however, the real estate has stayed in Greece,” finance ministry officials who are handling the case said.

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(Photo of Santorini: tyatman/ There is no suggestion that any of the properties depicted are those subject to the action by the tax authorities.)