taxes

Greece Courts Foreign Taxpayers with 50% Income Tax Discount

In an attempt to convince foreign taxpayers and Greeks living abroad to move their tax bases to Greece, lawmakers have presented a new bill to Parliament on Tuesday that would offer foreign taxpayers a 50% discount on their income...

Greeks Pay Same Amount of Taxes and Other Levies As Germans, Study Finds

According to a recent study published by Eurostat, Greeks and Germans pay exactly the same amount of taxes and levies to their national state coffers as a percentage of their nations' Gross Domestic Product. More specifically, 41.5% of Greek and...

Greek Primary Surplus Continues to Exceed Targets Despite Tax Cuts

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 4.479 billion euros in the January-September period over budget targets, for a surplus of €1.467 billion, the country's Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday. There was a primary surplus of 2.523 billion euros...

€7.4 Billion in VAT Revenue Lost in Greece in 2017; €137 Billion Lost EU-Wide

According to the latest data published by the European Commission on Thursday, the nation of Greece lost €7.4 billion in revenues from Value-Added Tax (VAT) that was not collected during 2017. The extent of the practice of tax evasion across...

Greece Has Third-Highest Property Taxation Rate in EU, After the UK and France

According to data released recently by the OECD and Eurostat, Greece ranks third in the European Union in terms of the taxation it imposes on its citizens' properties. The only nations taxing their citizens more than Greece are Great Britain...

EU Commission Concerned Over Greek Government's Handouts

The European Commission published its ''2019 Spring Package'' on Wednesday, in which it comments on the economic situation of every member state and proposes reforms to coordinate fiscal policy across the Union. For Greece, the Commission focuses on two main...

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...

Greece's Public Debt on the Rise

Greece’s public debt reached €334.988 billion in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of €21.493 billion over that of the same quarter in 2017, the Greek National Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday. The Greek statistical authority noted that...

Greece is Current World Champion in Tax Increases

Greece became the world champion of tax hikes in the decade between 2007-2017, with taxes going up a total of 8.2 percent. In the same period, tax revenue increased from 32 percent to 39.4 percent of GDP, according to...

Greek Budget Primary Surplus Up by €1.105 Billion Over Last Year

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of €6.435 billion ($7.315 billion) in the ten months between January and October 2018, exceeding a target of €4.749 billion ($5.397 billion). The new figures also show a surplus of €5.330...