The Greece of mutual understanding – Counterfeiting is developing into a national sport…. 2,000 complaints in 48 hours

The Greece of mutual understanding – Counterfeiting is developing into a national sport…. 2,000 complaints in 48 hours
The Greece of mutual understanding – Counterfeiting is developing into a national sport…. 2,000 complaints in 48 hours

Counterfeiting is becoming a national sport since within 48 hours the complaints from consumers’ mobile phones exceeded 2,000!…
According to the statistics of AADE, in the first two days of operation of the “appodixi” application, more than 20,000 citizens downloaded to their mobile phones and started scanning old receipts they had at home or new ones, and complaints about “suspicious” receipts exceeded 2,000 of which 1,150 were anonymous and 850 named.
In many cases, it was found that the receipt was issued by a legal cash register but was not forwarded to AADE within the time frame set by the legislation.

Competent agents point out that the “suspicious” cases will be selected and checks will be launched to determine if there is a tax violation and to what extent.
As long as the receipt is not authentic and the reference to the AADE is by name, with the confirmation of the fine the taxpayer reporting the violation will receive an amount multiple times the value of the receipt with a maximum limit of 1,500-2,000 euros, but the exact amount of the bonus will be determined with a provision that will be submitted to Parliament in the coming days.

Please note that the new application works as follows:

– The user opens the application and through the mobile camera, “scans” the QR code of the receipt.

– Depending on the status of the receipt, the application generates the following messages:

– The receipt has been forwarded to AADE. In this case, the details of the receipt are displayed (cash register number, company VAT number, receipt number, date and time of the transaction, VAT transaction value and in transactions with gas stations, the quantity and type of fuel). In this case, it is checked whether the information displayed in the application is the same as that displayed in the receipt. That is, if the value shown on the receipt is the same as the value that has been transmitted to AADE. If there is a difference, this means that there has probably been an intervention in the tax mechanism of the business, so that a different amount appears on the customer’s receipt and another, smaller amount is transferred to AADE.

– The receipt is declared, but the receipt has not yet been forwarded to AADE. In this case, the date and time beyond which the receipt should have been sent to AADE is mentioned. If the receipt has been issued before this point, the report for non-transmission of the receipt is indicated.

– The QR code cannot be read or the cash register is not declared or is not active. In this case, submitting a report to the application is indicated.

If the user chooses to report the receipt, he is asked to do the following:

1. Take a photo of the receipt.

2. Enter the reference, in the form of a List of Options field (with the possibility of selecting a value).

3. To add any comments he wants.

4. To choose whether to make an anonymous or named complaint.

In the meantime, with last-minute corrections in the Parliament, the deadlines are extended for the activation of fines for not transmitting retail sales to AADE and the return of stamp duties on interest-bearing loans and other financing between businesses.

particularly

– The penalties for the non-transmission of retail sales information data, issued through the Fiscal Electronic Mechanism (FEM) by professionals and businesses apply to violations committed from October 31 instead of October 1 as provided for in the original provision . It is recalled that the provision defines the following:

In the event of non-transmission of the summaries of issued retail revenue documents, which are transmitted to the “myDATA” digital platform through the Information System of Tax Electronic Mechanisms (FIM) of the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE), the liable entity shall be required to:

a) In the case of transactions subject to VAT, a fine equal to 50% of the VAT indicated on each item not transmitted. This fine cannot be lower, cumulatively per tax audit, of 250 euros, if the entity is obliged to observe a simple accounting system and 500 euros, if the entity is obliged to observe a double accounting system.

b) In the case of transactions that are not subject to VAT, a fine of 500 euros per tax audit, if the taxpayer is required to maintain a simple accounting system, and 1,000 euros, per tax audit, if the taxpayer is required to maintain a double accounting system.

In the event of any subsequent infringement of the same nature found, in the context of a subsequent audit within five years of the issuance of the initial act, a fine equal to twice the amount of the prescribed fine shall be imposed

-The deadline for the timely return of stamp duties for loans and other financing between businesses as well as the resulting interest until the entry into force of the new regulation is extended until December 31 instead of October 31, 2022 which was initially foreseen.

Marios Christodoulou
www.bankingnews.gr


The article is in Greek

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