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Misleading sms sends thousands of Greeks to tax offices to claim money back

A misleading sms text sent to thousands of taxpayers via mobile phone caused long queues at local tax offices as people rushed to claim back  the so-called “emergency property taxes” already paid in 2011. Geek media report that the text message was saying: “The Law 3986/11 on special solidarity levy …

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No money for emergency property tax? “Sell your home!” says Greek Minister

ΑHA! A genius proposal  by a brilliant politician – you know, of the kind of “siblings of live-long powerful politicians”. Deputy Mercantile Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis stunned the audience of private ANT1 television when he advised families to put ads in the real estate markets and sell their property: “Those …

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Greek Gov’t trick: Give a new name to “Emergency Property Tax”

Renaming “meat into fish” does not change anything. It’s still meat. However, Greece’s coalition government leaders decided to invent a new formula how to keep collecting the “emergency property tax” which turns permanent after Troika pressures. On Wednesday night, Prime minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) …

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Stournaras shocks Greeks: Emergency Property Tax also in 2013

Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras shocked Greeks on Thursday night, unofficially announcing that the emergency property tax will be collected also in 2013. “I suggested, the emergency property tax collected through electricity bills will have a milder form,” Stournaras told reporters in Brussels, however he refrained to elaborate how this ‘milder …

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Athens: Citizens protest exorbitant electricity bills

Several hundreds of angry citizens gathered outside the headquarters of Greek Public Power Company (DEH)to protest the new hikes in electricity and the attached “emergency property tax” that skyrocket the end amount Greeks have to pay month in, month out. Banner: “We pay nothing, we owe nothing” “I dont’ pay any …

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Greeks to Pay Property Tax – Once Again!

“Paying taxes is a national duty,” said newly appointed Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias and ordered tax offices to send out the first wave of property tax bills for 2009 to 200,000 Greeks. The ETAK 2009 is the property tax bill that the state had failed to collect in the years that followed 2009. Instead …

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Emergency Property Tax: The Total Confusion!

If I were a surgeon, I would have raised my hands towards the sky and I would have said to the patient’s relatives “We did all we could. Now the patient is in God’s hands”. A similar clueless … moment happened to me in the last twelve hours, last night …

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Greek FinMin: Impotant Amendments on Emergency Property Tax

Thousands of property owners who try to scratch together the emergency property tax or stand in long queues to request exemptions of reduced fees will take a relief breath that the property power will not be cut off. The Greek Finance Ministry prepares an amendment on the emergency property tax bill that …

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