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Overnight stay tax imposed also on short-term property leases

Greece’s Independent Public Revenues Authorities (ADAE) has announced that a surcharge imposed on hotel overnight stays also applies to furnished rooms-to-let and short-term leased apartments, the so-called Airbnb -type sector.

The surcharge, between 50 cents and four euros per overnight stay, was imposed in 2016 as part of the leftist-rightist coalition government’s “tax tsunami” in order to meet memorandum-mandated fiscal targets. Nevertheless, the extremely unpopular tax, as far as Greece’s tourism and holiday industry is concerned, came on-line as of Jan. 1, 2018.

The surcharge for rooms-to-let and apartment is at 0.50 euros per night, the lowest rate, which also applies to so-called one- and two-star lodgings. On the other hand, five-star and over hotels are slapped with a 4-euro surcharge per overnight stay, a fee expected to be passed on to the final consumer. naftemporiki

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