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Greek PM Dismissed Claims of 150-EUR Poll Tax to Property Owners

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras dismissed claims about the imposition of a 150-EUR poll tax to property owners with income from leasing real estates. To a reporter’s question whether there would be a new tax on properties, Samaras stressed “There is no such government intention. Those circulating such scenarios should be …

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Greek FinMin Got a New Idea: Poll Tax of 150 EUR on the Way…

And when you think, you’ve seen everything, Greece’s Finance Ministry is always good for surprises – under the Troika pressure, of course… Finance Ministry reportedly surprised coalition governemtn partners Venizelos (PASOK ) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) during their meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday:  A poll tax of minimum 150 euro. Imposed to whom? …

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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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Greek Communist Party Prohibits Power Cuts in Households Due to Property Tax

Members of trade union PAME (Communist Party KKE) prohibited the electricity cut in ten households in Kalamata, Peloponnese, as the property owners had not paid the emergency property tax. Until now, 374 households and shops in the prefecture of Messinia are threatened with power cuts for the same reason. The …

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Greek Greek Taxpayers Apply for Legal Measures Over Property Tax

 With an appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court/Council of State “Greek Taxpayers’ Association”, one private person and the “Lawyers’ Association of Athens” request the annulment of the decision for the emergency property tax to be paid via the electricity company bills. It is the first filed application against the temporary …

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Greece’s Exemptions Criteria to Emergency Property Tax

Parents with more than three children, long time jobless and people with heavy disabilities are exempted form the emergency Property Tax or they will pat reduced prices per square meter. More specifically: Reduced prices of 0,5 euro per sq meter will pay a) Parents with more than 3 children, when …

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Millions Greeks Cry Over the Plight of Deputy PM…

Millions of Greeks were ‘deeply touched and burst into tears” this morning to hear Deputy Prime Minister and PASOk heavy weight, Theodoros Pangalos to declare, he has no money to pay the additional property tax for his 58 real estates. ” I have to pay €7,000 for the extra property …

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Uncontrolled Taxation Shocks Greeks – The New Austerity Measures

The new and additional austerity measures, the new uncontrolled taxation of low incomes, are here and they have been given to the stunned Greeks via a written statement. I guess, no government minister dared a televised announcement fearing that the television screens would be covered with yogurt – and who can spare even a …

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Unionists Claim Property Levy 5 Months Later….

Unionists of Electricity company (DEH) are considering serious ways to block the Property levy, imposed for 2011 and 2012, and present a ticking bombshell to Finance Ministry €2-billion revenues plans. According to the latest information, GENOP-DEH union claims that they will need more than 5 months to send the electricity bills including …

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