Clamping down on tax debts

Tax authorities are planning to carry out more than 100,000 tax inspections and collect a total of €1.1 billion in tax debts this year.

The Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs, Paulo Núncio, said the tax authorities will be paying more attention to noncompliance cases in 2013, a year that will see “enormous” tax hikes – in the words of Finance Minister Vítor Gaspar.