Things aren't always what they seem

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Kilkis
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Things aren't always what they seem

Postby Kilkis » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 am

There is a fascinating article in ekathimerini. The main article is not that interesting, since I guess few, if any, people on here try to scam the tax office by claiming fake donations to charities or political parties. What is interesting is the very last paragraph. Why doesn't the link between IBAN and AFM exist already? You have to tell the bank your AFM in order to open account so the bank has a link. What's more the tax rebate now depends on spending money electronically, either with cards or online payments. The banks automatically inform the tax office of how much you have spent in this way. How do they manage to do that if there is no link between your IBAN and your AFM?

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YoMo2
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Re: Things aren't always what they seem

Postby YoMo2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:03 am

Bizarre that the head of the IAPR would not know this. Clearly there is already a link, as you say.

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Re: Things aren't always what they seem

Postby bobscott » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 am

YoMo2 wrote:Bizarre that the head of the IAPR would not know this. Clearly there is already a link, as you say.

Andrew


As bizarre as the situation a few years ago when IKA discovered it was paying a pension for someone who had died about 8 years before and IKA had paid for his funeral!!! Left-hand, right-hand? Such disconnects are sadly too prevalent in the Byzantine bureaucracy we have in Greece. Bob.
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Re: Things aren't always what they seem

Postby filippos » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:02 pm

Similar things have been reported several times in the UK following a "system failure" to record a death. The instances reported were mainly benefit fraud when pensions payments continued and months or, in some cases, years later some relative claimed they didn't realise the payments should have stopped.


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