By Dimitris Katsaganis
Those who have major debts to the funds over 150,000 euros still have only three days at their disposal, in order to settle them or repay them in a lump sum and thus avoid the publication of their name.
For the past eleven days, these debtors have been informed by the Insurance Debt Collection Center (KEAO) about the debts and at the same time they have been warned that their names will be made public, if they do not settle or repay their debts by June 21, 2022, ie by next Tuesday.
Specifically, before the publication of debts, during the period from 3 to 6 June 2022, natural or legal persons with non-exempt debts who meet the above criteria of main contribution and seniority will receive from A.A.D.E. in their TAXISNET mailbox as well as in their certified e-mail address, a relevant information which will invite them within 15 days, ie until June 21, 2022, to repay or settle their debts to be made public.
According to a relevant circular of the coordinator of the Insurance Debt Collection Center (KEAO), Verras Chatziefstathiadou, the statements of overdue debts jointly published in the previous years (2020, 2021, 2022) are public and legal persons updated on June 30, 2022.
The updated statements are published separately for individuals and legal entities by posting them electronically on the AADE website:
It is recalled that this joint disclosure of insurance and tax debts was made for the first time in 2017 and since then two other annual updates have been made in 2018 and 2019. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic no new update was made in 2020 and 2021.
These statements include overdue insurance debts to e-EFKA, which exceed a principal contribution (capital) of 150,000 euros and their payment is overdue for more than one year, ie they are reduced to an insurance period earlier than the calendar year precedes the date of publication. However, the following debts are excluded from the disclosure even if they meet the above criteria of debt amount and age.
– the debts which have been subject to a regulatory regime and its terms are observed
-debts which are suspended from payment by an interim injunction, court decision, act of an administrative body or by law
-debts which have been classified as uncollectible
– debts owed by the deceased or minors and
-debts of legal entities within the narrow or wider public sector
However, even after the publication of the debts, there is a possibility of correction, removal or deletion of the published data, either ex officio or at the request of the natural or legal person.
Debtors’ requests for the correction, removal or deletion of the published data will be forwarded to the DG Department of the Directorate of Compulsory Collection Measures and Legal Support, with a relevant suggestion of the competent bodies of your services, according to the relevant document , only if the performed audit results in the assistance of the required conditions for the satisfaction of the request, while otherwise the request will be rejected by your services without the aforementioned transmission.
Exclusive information of Capital.gr states that the debtors with more than 150,000 euros (main debt) to the funds, who are not included in regulations, amount to a total of 10,380. Their debts amount to 12.391 billion. euro. Of these debts, 6,150 billion are principal while 6,241 billion are surcharges and interest.
It is noted that the total debtors of e-EFKA amount to close to 1.5 million and are loaded with 42.8 billion euros in insurance debts (28,201 principal debts and 14.6 billion euros in surcharges and interest).
In other words, 0.6% of the debtors of e-EFKA have on their backs 28% of the total insurance debts.
More specifically, according to the same sources of Capital.gr, 3,088 individuals have not settled debts amounting to 1.556 billion euros.
At the same time, 7,292 legal entities have not settled debts amounting to 10.835 billion euros.
The updated statements are published separately for individuals and legal entities by posting them electronically on the AADE website, according to the KEAO circular.