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Upd: Greece Extra Property Tax – Exemptions per SMS, till Oct 2/11

This is an importance notice for the emergency property tax. Those social groups exempted from the emergency property tax or those to pay reduced prices will have to send SMS to the Ministry and declare they belong to these groups. You have to send SMS to Mobile number <54160>.  The SMS must include: the letters ETA- space- private Taxation number- number of  supply on DEH electricity bill (it is the second number next to the number of electricity counter, it reads <ΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ ΠΑΡΟΧΗΣ> and is a 12-digit number).

The SMS must be sent until Sunday, October 2nd 2011. If you miss this deadline, you will have to pay the first installment of tax, but then have the possibility to correct it until November 30th, 2011. The cost of SMS is €0.11.

Watch for this UPDATE, please, the SMS number will change!

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11 comments

  1. LOL! Great joke! Made my day.

  2. Does anyone know where we find out the exemption criteria

    • exemption and reduction criteria are: long time jobless, people with documented 80% dissability, parents with child with 80% dissability, people with many children ( I guess more than 3?). If you fulfil these criteria but you are unsure, send the SMS and they will answer you back – much to my knowledge, form what I read in the press and the message by FinMin press office.

  3. What about British ex-pats living in Greece and not working,do we count as jobless?

  4. what about people that don’t use internet or mobile phone or tv?
    these people have to pay regardless!
    kind of unfair

    • keeptalkinggreece

      it is a gov decision that All Greeks will have an internet , from 0 to 110 yrs old. Meeting the target is the slogan!

  5. Is there a website we can go to find out more. No problem if it’s in Greek.

  6. Could anyone tell me if the tax will be deducted automatically as per our electricity via direct debit.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      if ‘direct debit” means that the bill is paid automatically via the bank, the answer is yes. I asked today. What you can do is ‘check the bill and put enough money on the account before DEH colects the money on the expired date.’