Gov't begins inspection of overseas bank deposit transfers exceeding 100,000 euros

Greece's finance ministry on Monday said it has begun inspections of taxpayers who transferred their money to banks abroad in order to find out whether these sums were justified by incomes declared in their tax statements. Under a decision taken by Pantelis Economou, the Deputy Finance Minister, banks must provide to the ministry a list of names of all taxpayers who took their saving deposits to banks abroad.
The inspections will focus on saving deposit transfers of more than 100,000 euros in 2009.
The government will impose fines and taxes on any undeclared incomes, while it planned to impose a special tax on saving deposits transferred abroad if taxpayers cannot justify their income.

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