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Police officer arrested for thefts in Airbrn apartments

A police officer was arrested for robbing Airbnb apartments in the center of Athens. He had been suspended from duty a few months ago for drugs and weapons trafficking. Together with a 25-year-old accomplice, the 24-year-old police officer had managed to obtain a spare key for a specific Airbnb apartment …

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Hoteliers, Airbnb owners want clarifications regarding VAT, accommodation fee

Representatives of the short-term rentals sector as well as of the hotel sector, are in favor of the measures recently announced by the government regarding the imposition of VAT and accommodation fee. However, as they argue, there are some issues regarding the specific measures that have not yet been clarified, …

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Greece prepares new short-term rentals rules

The government is about to initiate changes in the legal framework and possibly taxation for some 145,000 residences in Greece. The increase in short-term rentals, with the revenues of the state almost tenfold over a period of four years and currently amounting to 530 million euros, is leading the government …

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Greek Tourism Association: 5 suggestions for short-term rentals

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises SETE submitted its proposals for improving the institutional framework for the operation of the short-term rental market on Thursday, in a letter sent to Akis Skertsos, Minister of State, Vassilis Kikilias, Minister of Tourism and Theodoros Skylakakis, Deputy Minister of Finance. The proposals for …

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Athens among EU cities demanding tougher rules for Airbnb rentals

Greek capital Athens are among an alliance of 22 cities from across Europe that urged the EU on Thursday to enact tougher rules on Airbnb and other short-term holiday rental platforms, accusing them of driving up property prices and squeezing out locals. Representatives from Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Berlin and other …

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Airbnb market in downward trend as property owners see income decrease

The fashion of the short-term leases via the online platform Airbnb is slowly starting to go downwards both in terms of occupancy and prices According to daily tanea, more and more property owners in Athens and Attica abandon the short-term leases and return to traditional “tenants.” Fierce competition and rising …

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Greek court strikes a blow to Airbnb rentals in apartment buildings

Short-term rentals via online platforms like Airbnb need the consent of all apartment owners if the place to rent is in an apartment building. This was the ruling of a Greek court in Nafplio, a ruling that strikes a blow to the Airbnb market in the country. The One-Member Court …

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Greek authorities discover 20,000 tax undeclared Airbnb properties

The Independent Authority for Public Revenues (AADE) on Sunday revealed that it has tracked down some 20,000 undeclared short-term rental properties on the Airbnb platform , which had not been added by their owners to the AADE electronic register. The authority has also found 130 property owners that had concealed …

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Online rentals benefited Greece by $1.4billion, says Airbnb

The Greek economy benefited from Airbnb by 1.4 billion US dollars in 2018, the online rentals platform said in a press release. Airbnb released statistics for over 30 countries about the “direct economic impact” of the platform. The data are based on host income and estimated guest spending- in USD …

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Tax platform for revenues from short-term rentals via Airbnb is online

Greek tax authorities finally activated the platform for registrations for revenues from short-term rentals via online platforms like Airbnb, Home Away and others. The registration platform “Short Term Residence Rentals Registration” went in operation late Thursday night. It mainly concerns property owners, natural persons and legal entities, that lease their …

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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 …

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Airbnb rentals in Greece may be VAT-exempted under certain conditions

Short-term property rentals through online platforms like Airbnb can be exempted from Value Added Tax under certain conditions. According to a circular issued by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, VAT exemption is provided in cases where the owner does not offer any additional services to guests comparable to hotel …

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