National Agency for Fiscal Administration releases list of individual debtors to state budget
The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) published on Monday a list of 187,230 individuals who owe more than 1,500 lei each to the state budget; their total debts amount to 3.4 billion lei.
Bucharest's 3rd District Mayor Robert Negoita is at the top with debts of 232 million lei on 31 March. Other notorious names on this lists are businessmen George Becali (the unofficial owner of the Steaua Bucharest Football Club) and Silviu Prigoana. A former finance minister, Eugen Teodorovici, owes 73,702 lei in taxes, and former prime minister Victor Ponta's wife Daciana Sarbu, MEP, some 58,00 lei.
ANAF says 2.3 billion lei (67.6 per cent) of these outstanding debts are currently recoverable.
The Agency had already published the list of big, medium and small corporate and public debtors to the budget. 186 big contributors owe 2.6 billion lei; they protest debts of 769 million lei. 2,486 medium debtors owe 3.8 billion lei, and 144,829 small ones have debts totalling 77.11 billion lei, of which 62.46 billion lei (81 per cent) are unrecoverable arrears.