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“Power Pass” platform for electricity rebates opens June 17; Procedure, Traps

The much anticipated “Power Pass” platform for citizens who are entitled to receive the electricity refunds of up to 600 euros, will open on Friday, June 17, 2022, the Minister for Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis said on Tuesday.

Citizens can apply on the platform to receive rebates for the extra charges they had from December 2021 until May 2022.

Important is the date of bill issuance and not the period of consumption.

It is important to note that the period in question refers to bills issued from December 1, 2021, until May 31, 2022.

For example: a bill issued on June 1, 2022, for consumption period Jan 1 – May 29 will not receive any rebate.

The rebate will be up to 60% of the extra charge due to the adjustment clause minus the government subsidy on the electricity bills or other discounts already granted.

Τhe net extra charge should exceed 30 euros to be worth applying for the rebate, media reported.

It is estimated that the lowest rebate will be 18 euros and the highest 600 euros.

Furthermore, the rebate concerns electricity bills in main residences of private households ( on per subscriber) or students’ residence, not consumption for professional reasons.

Eligible are households with up to 45,000 euros annual income in 2020 as cleared by the tax office in 2021.

Those eligible enter the Power Pass platform with thei Taxisnet codes.

They confirm or correct or update the data for the main residence, the electricity counter number and percentage of ownership, if any.

They will have to submit their bank account (IBAN) where the money will de deposit.

They will need to confirm the data correction and submit the application.

There is no need to submit the bills amounts, as the data will be submitted to electricity supplier from the platform.

The rebate is tax-free and cannot be seized for debts to the state or else where.

Check also KTG’s post Rebates – Questions & Answers

PS Once the government releases the link to the platform website, KTG will inform you accordingly.

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8 comments

  1. Thank you KTG for the update and all the others you have provided, they are such a help in making sure we don’t miss these important platforms. Keep up the good work, its very much appreciated!

  2. It is worth noting that, according to the information I have fro my accountant, people will only be eligible to receive the rebate if they are tax resident in Greece. Many ex-pats remain tax resident outside Greece and so will not be eligible for the rebate no matter how much they have paid. Obviously this understanding will be confirmed or not once the platform is open but I thought it might be useful for people to be aware since often these platforms simply accept or reject the application without explaining why.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      if people no tax residents in GR, people have no Taxisnet codes and cannot access the platform. So simple.

  3. Sorry, but you are wrong on this KTG: if you own a house in Greece and pay the ENFIA, you will have to make a tax declaration anyway, even without any income in Greece and living here not all the year. TaxisNet codes serve for a lot of issues.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      then you get the rebate.

      • There seems to be some confusion here. My application has been rejected on the basis that I am not a Greek resident despite living in Greece full time and having obtained the biometric that we were all recommended to get some time ago. It would appear that you need to be a Greek citizen to qualify for this scheme.

        • keeptalkinggreece

          guys, I can’t help. check with your accountants or file complains to tax office, maybe?