Greece: gov't eyeing special tax for 500 richest families

According to the German tabloid Bild

06 May, 14:37

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, MAY 6 - The Greek government has proposed the introduction of a special tax for the 500 richest families in Greece, as part of the negotiations with its creditors, daily To Vima online reports quoting the German tabloid Bild.

    According to Bild, which cites Athens' new list of reform proposals, the government is also considering raising the tax rate for employees with incomes over 30,000 per annum, as well as the tax on luxury goods, such as sports cars. Furthermore, the report argued that Athens is considering the standardization of the VAT and the introduction a tax for overnight stays at luxury hotels on islands popular with tourists. The Bild report also detailed the plan to make the use of credit or debit cards compulsory for purchases over 70 euros, in order to combat tax evasion. (ANSAmed).

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