The “big ones” are paying the tax office and, of course, they are not paying! (Paintings)


The large debtors of the state are responsible for the increase of overdue debts to the state, as in fact the specific ones, whether they are individuals or companies, do not pay and do not settle their debts.

The data contained in the report of the Budget Office of the Parliament, regarding the human geography of the debtors of the Tax Office, are revealing, from which it results that, few owe much and many owe little.

In one year, from November 1, 2020 until November 1, 2021, the total debts to the Tax Office increased by 3.11 billion euros.

Of this amount, 2.24 billion euros came from taxpayers who have debts, each, more than EUR 1 million. In fact, their number increased by 312 persons and total 8,622 VAT.

These big debtors, owe the State the amount of 87.8 billion euros or 80% of total debt amounting to 109.8 billion euros. The average debt per large debtor amounts to 10.2 million euros.

Others, 4,284,010 debtors owe the amount of 22.02 billion euros or, on average, € 5,142 each.

It is obvious that large debts will not be collected never and for this reason, after all, the AADE begins to delete or “park” a significant part of them and turns its attention to the micro-borrowers.

From the debts of the “big” the 63.8 billion euros come from companies and the rest by individuals. The number of legal entities owed more than 1 million euros amounted to 5,245, as increased on an annual basis by 182 legal entities.

On the contrary, in the other categories of smaller debts, there is an increase in the number of debtors, as well as in the overdue balance, but on a much smaller scale, in terms of the amounts of debts.

In particular in debt category between 50 and 500 euros, in which 37% of debtors accumulate, the largest increase in their number is found compared to the corresponding period of the previous year (by 88,346 debtors), which, however, is accompanied by a limited increase in overdue debts (by 16.4 million euros) , as this category includes only 0.3% of the total overdue balance.  

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