The article focuses on the connection between informal economic activity and tax evasion to the high rates of poverty in Greece. The three key preconditions identified as stimulants to informal economic activity are discussed. The negative effects that are associated with informal economic activity are presented. Factors that prompt tax evasion include the perception of economic fairness, level of tax burden and the effectiveness of the tax system.
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