A man walks past with a shopping bag outside a central department store in Athens
A man walks past with a shopping bag outside a central department store in Athens January 25, 2010. Cafes, shops and taxis around Athens are handing out receipts by the thousands to customers frantically stuffing their pockets with proof of payment for anything from a glass of ouzo to a family Sunday lunch. Business has not suddenly turned good in recession-hit Greece, but people are clamouring for receipts after the government announced in December they would be required to claim a standard income tax-free allowance that was previously granted automatically. .Picture taken January 25, 2010.
REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)