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Italy still top in EU for VAT evasion

Over 30 bn lost to dodgers in 2018 says EC

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 2 - Italy is still top in EU for VAT evasion with the State losing some 30.1 billion euros in revenue from the tax in 2019, the European Commission said Thursday.
    It is fifth in the EU for the gap between forecast and actual revenues with 21.3%, behind only Romania (34.9%), Greece (25.8%), Malta (23.5%) and Lithuania (21,4%), the EC said.
    The EU as a whole lost 134 billion euros in dodged VAT in 2019, the Commission said, better than 2018.
    Last year's figures will be heavily impacted by the COVID pandemic, the EC said. (ANSA).
   

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