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Greece needs a stable taxation system, say Greek-American businessmen

Taxation of American companies in Greece is not as major an issue as the lack of a stable taxation system, Greek-American business managers told Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick at a meeting in Thessaloniki on Friday. The meeting was held in the context of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), …

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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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Greeks need to work more than half a year just to pay dues to the state

Greeks need to work 198 days in the current year in order to be able to pay their taxes to the state and their social security contributions. According to a report by the Markos Dragoumis from the think tank Center for Liberal Studies (KEFIM), Greeks have to work for more …

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Greece’s Council of State gives spouses the right to submit separate tax declaration

Greece’s Council of State opened the door for spouses couples to separately submit their tax declarations. The CoS decision is also an attempt  to stop virtual divorce applications that have increased in last year, in an effort of couples to avoid or pay less taxes. This decision justified a taxpayer …

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OCED confirms Greece’s “tax tsunami” in 2016

Greece experienced the largest tax increase among 35 members of the member states of  the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) last year. According to new figures released by the OECD, taxes in Greece went up to 38.5 percent in 2016, reaching a 30-year high. Tax revenues in Greece, …

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OECD report: Greece only country that increased taxes, VAT and social contributions in 2016

Greece is defying the prevalent trend among the world’s industrialized nations for reducing tax rates in order to boost investment and competitiveness, a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown. In contrast Greece has increased labor and corporate taxes, Value Added Tax as well …

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Greek shipowners to extend voluntary tax pay also in 2018

Greek shippers intend to discuss the extension of their voluntary economic contribution to the state into 2018 in the context of an extraordinary general meeting of the Union of Greek Shipowners (EEE) scheduled for June 26. Sources told Kathimerini that the extension of this optional levy is all but certain, …

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IMF demands €450mn austerity cuts in unemployment, poverty allowances for 2018

The austerity nightmare has no end. Despite the fact that the International Monetary Fund has only an adviser role in the third bailout program, it keeps pushing and pushing for cuts and more cuts without end. It wants cuts in unemployment allowance – currently at 360 euro. Cuts in poverty …

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