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Greek Inspectors Worm Out Tourism Industry Tax Evaders

Greek tax authorities have tracked down dozens of tourism enterprises that have failed to declare revenue after inspections at popular tourist destinations.

Greek Tax Authority Urges Tourists to Ask for Receipts

In efforts to tackle tax evasion, Greece's tax authority has again launched its “Apodixi Please” campaign, urging tourists to ask for receipts with their transactions.

Greek Gov’t Re-examines Airbnb Law, to Tighten Measures in Autumn

The Greek government, as of autumn, plans to introduce a series of new regulations regarding Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.

Greek Inspectors Crack Down on Tax-evasion in Tourism Destinations

Greek tax inspectors in June carried out 7,735 checks to businesses on tourism destinations, with the average rate of violations reaching 32 percent.

Ministry Begins Dialogue on Airbnb Rentals in Greece

Greece's Tourism Ministry has begun a dialogue with the Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA) regarding legal issues that surround Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Greek Authorities Pull in Tax-dodging Airbnb Proprietors

Tax authorities in Greece have reeled in 38 Airbnb owners, who failed to declare some 23,222 euros in earnings from home-sharing practices in 2018.

SETE Chief: Regulation Vital for Short-term Rental Market in Greece

Regulation of the short-term rental market in Greece is key to maintaining balance in the tourism sector, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Greek Hoteliers Call on Minister to Address Vacation Rentals Law Omissions 

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is calling on the government to re-examine the legal framework covering short-term vacation rentals.

Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Greece Losing Revenue as Short-term Rental Registry Saga Continues

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has yet to launch the electronic registry for Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

Athens Accommodation Sector Expands with Hundreds of New Rooms

Athens is seeing the opening of new accommodation units and the launch of new projects due to the strong increase in demand for hotel rooms.

Athens Popular Airbnb Option, Rental Registry Set to Launch

Athens is among the most popular destinations for travelers seeking accommodation via online sharing platforms, according to data recently released by Inside Airbnb.

Airbnb Runs into Obstacles Worldwide

Airbnb is facing all the more obstacles since it first entered the market, as authorities try to restrict the expansion of the home-sharing practice that has taken popular destinations by storm.

Tax-evading Airbnb Owners ‘Nabbed’ in Greece

The first Airbnb owners, who failed to declare their earnings from home-sharing practices, were recently uncovered by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

‘Stayover Tax’ Charged to Short-day Hotel Stays in Greece

The "stayover tax" in Greece will also be charged to short-day hotel stays and overnights at Airbnb-style rentals that offer additional hospitality services.

Greece Clarifies When Airbnb-type Rentals are Subject to VAT

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has issued a circular that clarifies which properties rented for the short-term are subject to VAT.

Greece Finalizes Airbnb Online Registration Platform

Property owners leasing their homes via Airbnb or other platforms will be required within the month to register all rental activity on an electronic registry.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece will Have to Register their Property

Individuals in Greece interested in renting out their property for the short term through Airbnb-type platforms will have to enroll in a new electronic registry.
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