IT is really amazing how quickly the government forgot its elections promises. Didn’t we hear that the emergency property tax would be cancelled and all the different taxes imposed on properties would be replaced by a flat tax? If you still remember of this sentence by Antonis Samaras, you’d better delete it from your brains’ hard disk. As Samaras did after May 31st, when he was announcing the ambitious programme of Nea Dimocratia…
The emergency property tax bills for 2012 will be sent via Power Public Company DEH in the same envelope as the electricity bill. However on a separate bill sheet.
The E.P.T. for 2012 will arrive in 5 installments, with the first to come in August and the rest four in two-months intervals, together with the electricity bill.
Property owners will be able to pay the tax via DEH-offices, banks and Greek Post (ELTA) branches.
In case, a property owner will not pay the EPT, he/she will have to deal with the tax office and not with DEH.
According to the lew legislation DEH will not cut the electricity, as it was the case until April 2012.
The state targets to collect revenues of 2.2 billion euro from the Emergency Property Tax.
UPDATE July 14/2012: As the Troika does not agree with the government plans, emergency property tax 2012 would most probably be tagged in the electricity bill again.
PS And if we are still alive, we keep paying regular and emergency taxes. The ‘social justice’ promised before the elections may come after our death…
Sic Transire Politicus Promissionem 🙂