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Total revenues in Greece have been less than 40% GDP (but less than that as I mentioned here) an approximately 5% lower number than the Eurozone average that jibes with the 15 billion Euro evasion the Economist article mentions, and I suppose that Greece is on a par with other EU countries in (legal) tax avoidance?
Shipping offers around 7% GDP (here in Greek) and tourism another 15%... Tourism I wouldn't think has a much higher rate of tax avoidance than other industries. Shipping companies and tycoons are almost religiously tax-exempt, not even the income they make from shipping activities is taxed (this again is in Greek, and accurate AFAICT. It lists more than 55 special provisions in the tax code for shipping companies and their shareholders/owners. Quite shocking)
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