In the name of God, of faith and of transparency… On the occasion of approving the finances report for the year 2015, the Holy Synod of the Greek Church issued a statement concerning the Revenues and Expenses for the management year 2015. The statement includes also the payments by the Church of Greece for taxes.
The Holy Synod summarizes as follows:
Difference of use: – 1,531,499.15 euro.
For taxes the Church of Greece paid a total of €3,436,38.01. In particular:
1. Unified Property Tax (ENFIA) € 2,756,992.39
2. Tax from income from rent €137,608.71
3. Extraordinary tax for special structured surfaces €91,624.28 (source)
The statement is certainly an argument against those claiming that the Church does not pay taxes.
PS In the list, I see no tax for interest from bank deposits…. But maybe there aren’t any. As we were taught in Sunday school: “Believe and do not search”.