Government releases details of 13,730 individuals and businesses with overdue debts to the state

The General Secretariat for Public Revenues on Thursday published a list that “names and shames” 13,730 individuals and businesses with overdue debts to the state exceeding 150,000 euros.

The lists were published on the http://publicrevenue.gr portal on separate web pages for Legal Entities and for Individuals. Those on the list are those whose debts are in arrears for longer than 12 months and who have failed to respond to e-mails inviting them to contact the tax office and arrange a settlement.

Not included are companies and individuals who have made and kept up with payments on a settlement for their debts and cases where a court has ruled that payments must be suspended, as well as individuals in the case where there is an ongoing court case concerning their debts.

The biggest company debt on the list was that run up by the Akropolis brokerage at roughly 8.5 billion euros, mostly linked to its involvement in the structured bonds scandal, and the now defunct national carrier Olympic Airways (1.35 billion euros). The biggest debt by an individual is 1.26 billion euros.