Haratsi

Greek Taxes Become Permanent

All kinds of troika-imposed taxes on Greek are set to become permanent after the Greek government and the troika agreed that the special property tax levied through electricity bills will continue to be levied from Greek taxpayers. The so-called “haratsi,” a scornful tag...

Greece's Supreme Court Ruled Special Property Tax Unconstitutional

  Greece’s Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law ruled the special property tax levied through the electricity bills as unconstitutional and opposite to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The so-called “haratsi,” a scornful tag from taxes during...

Unified Real Estate Tax Benefits Differ

The dreaded "haratsi," a doubled property tax surcharge that was imposed in 2011 by then finance minister Evangelos Venizelos - but is still being applied - will be folded into a single unified property tax scheme on the insistence...

The Haratsi Is Here To Stay

A special property tax levy that doubled the amount due, and which was put into electricity bills in 2011 - for what was supposed to be a one-year only payment - will be rolled into a single package with...

Strike Shuts Down Greek Tax Offices

With Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, hoping there won't be a repeat of last year's repeated strikes, protests and riots against austerity measures he's imposing on the orders of international lenders, workers in tax offices...

Some Greek Companies Duck The Haratsi

While working Greeks are lining up to pay a doubled property tax being put into their electric bills, critics are arguing that some businesses and the wealthy are avoiding it. The levy is being called a "haratsi," after a Turkish...