Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on a new electronic registry which opened on www.aade.gr, Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) announced this week.
Boat owners will be able to upload relevant information on the “Tourist Vessels and Small Boats Registry” on the AADE site under the section “Services for Citizens” or “Business Services” signing in with their TAXISnet passwords.
According to the finance ministry, the e-registry – to be run by AADE in cooperation with the shipping ministry – is aimed at simplifying registration and operation procedures for professional watercraft owners.
Boat owners are required to register each vessel individually.
In the meantime, in relevant news Greece’s yachting tourism professionals have urged the government to annul a joint ministerial decision which does away with tax-deductibles on the purchase and operations of recreational watercraft. The decision foresees 24 percent VAT on purchase, as well as taxation on all services provided, which until now were exempt.