Ten Percent of Greek Taxpayers Pay 60% of Total Tax Intake

A worker of a state hospital chants slogans behind a banner depicting International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for Greece, Delia Velculescu, during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

ATHENS – Greece’s crushing economic and austerity crisis is being left to a small group of taxpayers to bear with 10 percent of taxpayers force to come up with paying 60 percent of the cost in income taxes.

That was shown in data released April 13 by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue which revealed that 513,509 taxpayers with annual incomes of 30,000 euros ($31,850) or more paid  because tax cheats won’t.

Each correction through reforms puts more of the burden on the same people just as workers, pensioners and the poor are the ones most hurt by austerity imposed by successive governments on orders of international lenders.

the lion’s share of taxes due to the state’s inability to contain tax evasion, restructure the public sector and make the necessary reforms.

Taxpayers with monthly revenues of more than 2,500 euros ($2,654) pay in excess of 9,200 euros ($9,767) in taxes annually.