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Greek Inspectors Pose as Clients to Combat ‘Airbnb’-Type Tax Evasion

The Greek authorities are trying to battle tax evasion said to be rampant among the thousands of owners of Airbnb-type properties. Lacking a mechanism to...

Taxman Busts Businesses on Greek Islands

Early revenue inspections on some popular Greek islands appear to have seen dozens of businesses fall foul of the taxman. After a raid by Independent Authority...

Greek Families Dogged by High Taxation

Greece ranks about half way in tax rates among the 35 countries of the OECD, a new report showed on Thursday. Although OECD workers on...

Greece Facing Possible EU Yacht-Tax Probe

Greece has two months to respond to the European Commission after it claimed the country was breaking rules on value-added tax (VAT) in the...

Taxpayers’ Arrears to the State Totaled 99.970 Billion Euros on Jan 1, 2018

Taxpayers' arrears to the state totaled 99.970 billion euros, while the number of debtors was 4,068,857 on January 1, 2018, George Pitsilis, governor of...

Greek Shoppers Responding to Plastic Bag Tax

New laws obliging Greek retailers to charge for plastic carrier bags have caused a sharp decline in their use at supermarkets during the first...
The second Cretan Wine Fair took place in Athens yesterday, presenting a very special harvest, 2017. Twenty-five wineries celebrated indigenous Cretan wines.

Minister Promises to End Greek Wine Tax

Greece's government is to abolish an excise tax on wine introduced in 2015, after the completion of the third bailout program review. Agricultural Minister Vangelis...

Greece, Bulgaria to Swap Tax Evasion Info

One of the major issues plaguing the Greek state for decades, tax evasion, was the subject of talks between the revenue heads of Greece...

Overnight Stay Tax Controversy within the Greek Hospitality Sector

  The Greek Ministry of Tourism has implemented the Overnight Stay Tax as from January 1st, 2018; being its main purpose to drive revenues while...

Greece Prepares Online Platform for ‘Airbnb Tax’

Greece is cracking down on undeclared income of owners leasing residential lodgings on a short-term basis. Tax authorities are creating an online platform where Airbnb...

Mitsotakis Stresses Need to Support Businesses with Fiscal Incentives

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday during his speech to a conference on workers and the unemployed stressed the need to...

Tax Inspectors Offered Self-Defense Courses to Deal with Angry Greeks

Following a series of incidents last summer where tax inspectors were victims of assault by angry businessmen, the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE)...

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