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Greek Islanders Can Now Claim Transport Discounts

Residents of 49 Greek islands can now claim transportation discounts as announced earlier this year, by registering on the newly launched "Metaforiko Isodynamo" platform.

Tax, Labor Squads Target Greek Tourism Businesses for Violations

Tax and labor officials have stepped up inspections at accommodation and F&B services across Greece, with a primary focus on popular tourist destinations.

Tax Breaks Can Ensure Year-round Tourism for Greece, Says Aegean Airlines Head

In order to ensure tourism all year round, enterprises must be relieved of tax burdens, Aegean Airlines President Eftychios Vassilakis said during SETE's 26th General Assembly.

DiaNEOsis-IOBE Study: Heavy Taxation Tops Greeks’ Worries

Greece’s taxpayers are concerned about their ability to pay up, with direct taxes over the 2008-2016 period having increased by 94 percent, a study by IOBE and diaNEOsis reveals.

Piraeus Chamber Calls for Clear Taxation of Sea Transport

A rise in VAT on sea transport services will have serious repercussions on both the sector and the consumers, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Vassilis Korkidis said.

Vernicos: Greece’s Marine Tourism an Asset, Needs Clear Strategy

Greece needs a strategy in order to tap into the potential of marine tourism, said Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos.

European Commission Calls on Greece to Explain Yacht Taxation

Greece is among three countries that will be required to provide evidence that it is abiding by value-added tax (VAT) rules in the private boat sector.

Greek Tax Squads Set for Audits at Tourist Enterprises

Hotels, yachts, gas stations and all tourism-related businesses will go under scrutiny as special tax squads launch on-the-spot audits across Greece.

National Development Plan Set to Stimulate Greek Economy

The Economic and Social Council of Greece recently presented a national development plan, aiming to spur financial activity and restore the country to the economic markets.

Quick Guidelines for Short-Term Rentals in Greece

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has issued a manual on its e-platform that includes frequent questions and answers regarding short-term rentals.

Vernicos: Innovation, Education Key to Growth for Greece

Greece is failing to adapt to new developments including innovation and education said George Vernicos, president of the Economic and Social Council.

Greek Real Estate Tax Hinders Property Investment Market

The Greek economy is losing in foreign investment due to a levy imposed on real estate investment companies (REICs) as of 2016.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.

North Aegean Region Governor Calls for Island Stayover Tax Exemption

The governor of the North Aegean Region, Christiana Kalogirou, is urging the finance ministry to exclude the islands from the newly introduced stayover tax.

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

Greek Gov’t Seeking Way to Put Island VAT Hike on Hold

Α decision to eliminate a special tax status on the Greek isles may be postponed, as the government looks into ways to ease the tax load on its citizens.
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