Taxpayers’ arrears to the state up 1.278 bln euros in December

Taxpayers’ arrears to the state grew by 1.278 billion euros in December to total 13.906 billion euros in 2016, official figures showed on Monday. Taxpayers’ arrears (new and old ones) to the state amounted to 95.2 billion euros in 2016, the General-Secretariat of Public Revenue said in a report.

The agency said that a total of 4.146 million taxpayers had arrears to the state in December, up from 4.312 million in November. Tax agencies imposed forced payment measures to 839,056 taxpayers last year.