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Greece Mulls Tax Cuts as it Records Whopping Surplus

The Greek government's economic team is examining a package of tax relief measures, following the nation earning a record 4.4 percent primary surplus for the year 2018. According to data released on Tuesday by the country's Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), in...

Pensioners Now Greece's Largest Group Among Taxpayers

According to the latest data made recently available by Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue, pensioners are now the largest single group of taxpayers in Greece. In nine out of the thirteen regions of the country, pensioners now constitute the...

Greeks Paid More Than €8.3 Billion in Taxes in 2018

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue published figures on Thursday regarding the amount of taxes Greek citizens paid in 2018. According to the data, a total of 8,907,722 Greek taxpayers paid €8.328 billion in taxes in 2018 on combined declared incomes...

Greek Shipowners Agree to Pay €75 Million Annually to Greek State

The Greek Prime Minister’s office issued a statement on Wednesday in which it announced that the Greek Shipowners Association has reached a new agreement with the Greek government. According to this agreement, the shipowners will have to pay annually at...

Greece: Among the Highest Taxes in EU for Inferior Services, Data Show

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) published a report with figures that show the levels of taxation in Greece and the services people receive in return for their taxes. The figures present the extremely high levels of taxation that the...

Greece To Scrap Controversial Wine Tax

According to information revealed by the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, the Greek government intends to exclude from next year’s draft budget revenues from an excise tax on wine that was introduced in 2016. The tax was initally received by the Greek wine market...

Greek Rental Property Tax Platform to Go Online by End-August

An electronic tax platform for registering short-term rentals like AirBnB will be up and running by the end of August, the governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) Giorgos Pitsilis said on Friday. In comments at an Antenna...

Tourists Told Card Payments 'Help Greece's Financial Recovery'

Greece's revenue authority is running a new campaign to tell millions of visiting tourists about claiming receipts while in the country. As Greece expects to break records for the number of visitors this year -- official data from the Hellenic...

Greek Taxman Targets Mykonos in Fresh Operation

  Greek tax inspectors on the island of Mykonos have found two point-of-sale machines which were linked to Switzerland. According to Greek media reports, the two terminals were found at a Louis Vuitton store on Mykonos and another outlet in Nammos...

Greek Inspectors Pose as Clients to Combat 'Airbnb'-Type Tax Evasion

The Greek authorities are trying to battle tax evasion said to be rampant among the thousands of owners of Airbnb-type properties. Lacking a mechanism to monitor the short-term leasing of lodgings, inspectors have been doing random checks with the aim...