Taxpayers' arrears to the state totaled 104.2 billion euro in March, down 0.1 pct from April, the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) said in a report on Friday. The report said that new arrears to the state rose by 235 million euro in March, recording a significant slowdown in their monthly growth rate. AADE said that the real outstanding sum of arrears was 85.693 billion euro (excluding arrears defined as non-collectable). The number of debtors amounted to 3,842,108 in March, down 1.82 pct from the previous month. New arrears created so far this year came to 3.136 billion euro.