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Finance Ministry Brings Tax Raid Issues to Supreme Court

The Greek Finance Ministry plans to submit its appeal to the Supreme Court, concerning having the authority to raid taxpayer's companies and residences, without the requirement of a doing so with a judicial official.

Following Ethnos newspaper's report that the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) will strive to mirror the American IRS's methods, the Ministry claimed that it had brought the issue to the nation's premier judges, according to Kathimerini.

If permitted, SDOE officials can enter companies or residences of those who have outstanding debts to Greece, without a prosecutor at hand. Properties and revenues would be allowed to be immediately expropriated.

The Finance Ministry stated that it inquired if these methods are legal to the State Legal Council. Its verdict resulted in ten against and fourteen in favor of the request, which propelled the Ministry to bring the issue before the Supreme Court.