Government braces for self-employed tax protests, but insists on soundness of measure

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Taxes
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government is bracing itself for a backlash against the new tax on self-employed income it presented last week, while at the same time trying to win over public opinion for the measure.

Speaking to Sunday’s Kathimerini, Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis defended the decision to tax the self-employed based on the same dues that those earning the minimum wage would be expected to pay, regardless of whether they declare profits or not. T...

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