Tax chief's departure brings coalition revenue plans under scrutiny

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The resignation on Thursday of Greece’s chief tax collector, Haris Theoharis, has raised questions about the Greek government’s commitment to creating a genuinely independent revenue service and meeting the troika’s demands.

Theoharis, an IT expert, took over as general secretary of revenues in January 2013 on a five-year contract. The position was created after nearly two years of pressure from the troika, which wanted the task of collecting taxes to be ringfenced from pol...

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