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by GlennB
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The house is finally legal
Replies: 1
Views: 239

The house is finally legal

We bought this old house in 2007. It was in a sorry state so it was reduced to a shell and rebuilt. The large open area of the downstairs (stabling, storage, the usual) was converted into bedrooms, which was the main source of its illegality. Our builder had assured us that as all the work was happe...
by GlennB
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

Love 'em. Unfortunately my advancing years have reduced my high frequency hearing range, so they have to be damn loud for me to notice them much.
by GlennB
Thu May 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Taxisnet up?

Cheers!
by GlennB
Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Taxisnet up?

I've had a look around and can see no news on whether taxisnet is up for the 2017 submission. Any clues?
by GlennB
Sun May 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Yes we pay all the household bills on line , Phone ,lectric , water , truck tax& insurance,... Interesting that you pay water bills on-line. Apokoronas still behind the times on this one. Cash at the town halls/KEP offices only. Bob. We asked our local town hall for the IBAN (presumably theirs)...
by GlennB
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: How to Watch UK TV Abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: How to Watch UK TV Abroad

For the past few days access to the BBC iplayer via expressvpn has been very unsatisfactory. The company say that they're aware of the problem and their engineers are working on it. (I have this vision of a kind of battle of the engineering brains, with the Beeb's boffins forever trying to build vi...
by GlennB
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Icome Tax 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Icome Tax 2017

Ah, cheers. On a related note, I was going to ask about the new system for establishing expenditure by electronic till receipts rather than paper ones. It's only recently that chip+pin machines have sprung up in retail outlets around here, so I'm presuming that the 2017 tax declaration still has to ...
by GlennB
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 34
Views: 4419

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

I'm surprised that it is impossible to make a submission for 2016. Towards the end of last year or early this year my accountant resubmitted all my declarations going back to 2011. I had finally received my IKA pension going back to the original application in June 2011 so I need to pay back tax on...
by GlennB
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 34
Views: 4419

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

And ... months later it's finally sorted. We are officially married and, what's more, taxisnet also has us as permanent residents here. To our total amazement it was an email to the Ministry of Finance and the intervention of a nice lady there that swung it. She authorised the regional office to aut...
by GlennB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Apothiki construction: tax??
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Apothiki construction: tax??

I can't help with the tax/NI side of things, but I'd seriously consider enquiring about the need for planning permission. You might end up with an illegal building and have to go through a lengthy and costly legalisation process.
by GlennB
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residence permits
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Residence permits

No, as far as I know they don't care how long you have had the residence certificate. The procedure used to be: 1 Apply for your UK State Pension. 2 Once you are in receipt of your UK State Pension contact DWP Overseas Healthcare Team and ask for an S1 Form. 3 Take the S1 Form to IKA along with you...
by GlennB
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brexit and the continuing healthcare
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Brexit and the continuing healthcare

Well that confirms what people have been saying as long as there is a deal then the status quo will apply It seems so, but ... no doubt any long-term expat resident here can tell plenty of stories about how 'the law' is interpreted by their local bureaucrat. Then getting them to acknowledge the act...
by GlennB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Please settle a wager .
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: Please settle a wager .

Don't get me started about figs ...
by GlennB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 5902

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

Looks like the memo didn't reach the IKA office in Tripoli, or I misunderstood the whole business and it's different for the retired using S1. We took our books to our local KEP two weeks ago, armed with our dilosis and photocopies of everything, plus worries that we only have the buff residence per...
by GlennB
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Firefox thinks I am Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Firefox thinks I am Greek

We only have this problem in Microsoft Edge where, after any significant update, it starts (I presume) detecting our location via IP address and defaulting to Greek for certain web pages. Our main problem is on a Win10 desktop which has English and Greek fonts installed and the default language set...

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