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Audit Forces Pose as Mystery Guests at Greek Hotels to Nose Out Tax Evaders

Dozens of hotels across Greece will be “accommodating” a new team of so-called mystery guests on a mission to expose businesses that are tax evading.

Taxman Knockin’ on Greek Hoteliers’ Door

Hoteliers across Greece as well as property owners active in short-term rentals are being crosschecked by the Greek tax authorities in efforts to clamp down on rampant tax evasion.

SEV Report Says Tax Evasion Behind Tourism Figure Variations

The recent discrepancies in foreign travel receipts between the Bank of Greece and the Tourism Ministry are in great part due to tax evasion and reflect the impact of tax policies, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Weak Spending, Last Minute Bookings Take Toll on Greek Tourism

Last-minute reservations and decreased spending combined with an onslaught of taxes are cited by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) as the reason behind declining revenues from tourism this year.

Three Months for Greek Tourism Businesses to Install POS Devices

Hotels, travel agencies and car hire businesses across Greece, have three months time to install POS (point-of-sale) devices enabling customers to pay by credit card or face penalties.

Greek Inspectors Hit the Beach to Tackle Tax Evasion

In efforts to tackle tax evasion particularly rampant in the summer months, Greek tax inspectors are making surprise “visits” at popular tourist areas.

Popular Greece Tourist Spots on Taxman’s Agenda

Businesses, including beach bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues at popular Greek destinations have come under the scrutiny of tax officials.

Greece Hotels Under Public Revenue Authority Scrutiny

Greece's independent Authority for Public Revenue said it would begin inspections of hotel businesses across the country in efforts to curb tax evasion.

Public Revenue Authority Launches More Probes into Greek Hotels

In efforts to curb tax evasion, Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) said it was reinforcing inspections at hotel businesses across the country.