An amendment legislating for an emergency subsidy pr rebate of up to 600 euros for energy consumers and an emergency levy on electricity producers was tabled in Parliament late on Tuesday. The measures are part of a support package to offset soaring electricity prices recently announced by the government.
The rebate will be given to households with a net income of up to 45,000 euros in 2020 that do not have fixed-rate electricity bills.
It will amount to 60% of the increase in electricity rates in the six months between December 1, 2021 and up to May 31, 2022, minus the discounts and the state subsidies.
The subsidy will be paid directly into the bank account of eligible applicants, following an application submitted via a special application that will be available on the gov.gr portal.
The application website is scheduled to open on mid-June, 14 or 15th of the month, deputy energy minister reportedly said on Thursday.
The emergency tax on producers will concern excess gross profits between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. After discounts and returns are deducted, these will be taxed at a rate of 90 percent.
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