Ernst & Young: Profile of Greek Тax Еvader Is A Married Doctor with Many Kids Living in Rural Area
Monday, 27 March 2017
The profile of the person most likely to commit tax evasion is a wealthy doctor with a private practice who resides in rural areas in southern Greece, is married and has many children, a study on the issue by Ernst & Young showed, with total tax evasion estimated at 6-9 pct of GDP.
The study, based on an analysis of income declarations from 2004-2005, was presented at an event on fighting tax evasion organized by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and Research and Policy Institute “diaNEOsis” and includes a breakdown of the data based on the profession, the place of residence, the family status etc.
According to the study, the percentage of undeclared income for the self-employed professionals is estimated at 57 pct to 58.6 pct, while the relevant rate for employees is 0.5 pct to 1.0 pct.