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Greek Gov’t trick: Give a new name to “Emergency Property Tax”

Renaming “meat into fish” does not change anything. It’s still meat. However, Greece’s coalition government leaders decided to invent a new formula how to keep collecting the “emergency property tax” which turns permanent after Troika pressures. On Wednesday night, Prime minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) …

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Stournaras shocks Greeks: Emergency Property Tax also in 2013

Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras shocked Greeks on Thursday night, unofficially announcing that the emergency property tax will be collected also in 2013. “I suggested, the emergency property tax collected through electricity bills will have a milder form,” Stournaras told reporters in Brussels, however he refrained to elaborate how this ‘milder …

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Athens Court Rules “Emergency Property Tax via Electricity Bills is illegal”

An Athens court ruled on Tuesday that the practice to collect the emergency property tax through the electricity bills is illegal. Several consumers’ associations and lawyers’ organizations had filed a complained about the Public Power Company (DEH) collecting the emergency property tax. The several  hundred euros of E.P.T levy have been skyrocketing …

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Emergency Property Tax: The Total Confusion!

If I were a surgeon, I would have raised my hands towards the sky and I would have said to the patient’s relatives “We did all we could. Now the patient is in God’s hands”. A similar clueless … moment happened to me in the last twelve hours, last night …

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Greek FinMin: Impotant Amendments on Emergency Property Tax

Thousands of property owners who try to scratch together the emergency property tax or stand in long queues to request exemptions of reduced fees will take a relief breath that the property power will not be cut off. The Greek Finance Ministry prepares an amendment on the emergency property tax bill that …

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50K Greeks Seek Reduction or Exemption from Emergency Property Tax

Several thousands Greeks submitted application requesting to be exempted from the emergency property tax or at least pay the reduced price of o,5 euro per property square meter. According to Greek Finance Ministry Information Department 39,000 property owners have already submitted their requests electronically. Furthermore, 12,000 Greeks have made relevant requests …

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Greece’s Exemptions Criteria to Emergency Property Tax

Parents with more than three children, long time jobless and people with heavy disabilities are exempted form the emergency Property Tax or they will pat reduced prices per square meter. More specifically: Reduced prices of 0,5 euro per sq meter will pay a) Parents with more than 3 children, when …

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Greece’s Tax-Collector Theocharis, the General Secretary of Public Revenues forced to resignation

Haris Theocharis, general secretary of Greece’ public revenues was forced to resign. Officially, Theocharis submitted his resignation “for personal reasons”. Unofficially, he was forced to resign and thus before the upcoming government reshuffle aiming to build a “social policy profile” around Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Haris Theocharis submitted his resignation …

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