Finance Ministry started asking for taxes from the Borjans  list

Finance Ministry started asking for taxes from the Borjans  list

Athens, January 11, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Citizens that are referred in the Borjans  list (of 10.000 Greek citizens with significant bank  accounts abroad) already started receiving  notifications from the Finance Ministry to specify how they ended up with huge amounts in banks abroad when according to their tax returns, they were rather poor or had a medium income. They are not considered as tax evaders and offenders a priori and  in case they document-justify  the source of their income, they will not be prosecuted. Still they will be taxed  –they will be asked to pay about 1/3 of the amount in their account abroad.

Nearly fifty of them will receive by the end of the week the notification. Not all of the 10.000 names are… suspects of course. But as a Finance ministry source commented “we will ask for explanations from those who had tax returns of, lets say 70.000 euros in the last 10 years, and yet they had three million euros in their bank account abroad.”

In the list as the source said “there are no big names, big firms, but many lawyers, doctors and entrepreneurs.”