10 percent of Tax Officers Given to Bribery Standartnews - 2004/7/1
Every tenth tax officer admits having his/her palm oiled over the last 12 months, shows a research of Coalition 2000 and Vitosha Research, conducted between April 6 and 14 among 699 officers from all the 28 territorial taxation directorates. Some 70 percent admitted that they had taken 10-leva bribes and only 6 percent - between 100 and 250 levs. In their opinion, tax officers rank last in terms of corruptibility. However, 42 percent of the population in this country believe that almost each tax officer is corrupt, while only 2.1 percent of the taxation employees hold the same opinion.