Thousands of smuggling attempts foiled in gov't crackdown on tax cheats
PR dla Zagranicy
Some 2,000 fuel, 50,000 cigarette, and 2,000 alcohol smuggling attempts have been foiled since April in a government clampdown on tax fraud, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Lech Muszyński.
Morawiecki added that the government's campaign to fight tax evasion will see some PLN 20 billion (EUR 4.7 billion) more in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue this year.
According to a Friday report, after the first seven months of the year, there is a budget surplus of PLN 2.4 billion, while revenue from VAT was nearly 25 percent greater than in the same period last year. (vb/pk)