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by GlennB
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Elec Bill & Tax Return property check
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Elec Bill & Tax Return property check

The online option is on the front page of taxisnet, but unfortunately returns a 404 'page not found' error (for me, anyway)
by GlennB
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?

I could be wrong but I think Glenn is talking about the movement of money electronically between one Greek bank account and another Greek bank account, not movement of money in/out of Greece from/to abroad. Warwick That's correct, although subsequent developments left us scratching our heads, to sa...
by GlennB
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?

I could be wrong but I think Glenn is talking about the movement of money electronically between one Greek bank account and another Greek bank account, not movement of money in/out of Greece from/to abroad. Warwick That's correct, although subsequent developments left us scratching ours heads, to s...
by GlennB
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?

OK, cheers. Looks like it'll have to be the good old banker's draft method.
by GlennB
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

How fast can a bank transfer in Greece be made?

Negotiations on the sale of our house are progressing and, when the day comes, we'd prefer electronic payment rather than be pottering over to the bank to deposit a banker's draft. https://www.bankofgreece.gr/en/main-tasks/payment-systems-and-settlements/retail-payment-systems/instant-payments sugge...
by GlennB
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The final countdown....
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: The final countdown....

Originally we planned our Crete retirement for the end of 2021. Brexit has forced us to bring forward our plans and we will now load up and move out to the Rethymnon area in October ish 2020. Lots of decisions to make eg. car, we have to drive out as my wife says She would put me in the hold before...
by GlennB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pension bombshell...
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Pension bombshell...

I would be extremely cautious about accepting assurances from politicians and civil servants regarding pension uprates ... [The rest respectfully snipped] Damn right. And the same goes for everything that's supposedly safeguarded by the Withdrawal Agreement. I wouldn't trust one single thing about ...
by GlennB
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax proof in the UK
Replies: 20
Views: 2334

Re: Tax proof in the UK

This any good, Bob. Warwick It's OK until you get to the bit about why you think you are tax resident in the UK which takes you to questions about the length of time you have spent in the UK in the last year (if less than 183 days you fail the Statutory Residence Test)! Bob. Spanner in works time -...
by GlennB
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 4565

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

The source of the following paragraph is from https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/taxes/income-taxes-abroad/greece/index_en.htm “You are tax resident if you are in Greece continuously for a period exceeding 183 days, including short periods of presence abroad since your first day of presence...
by GlennB
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 61
Views: 7109

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

I hope you're right, but all references I've seen confirm existing rights to the end of the transition period.... You are looking at ancient references, Glenn. It is absolutely clear in the link posted by Carol: https://britishineurope.org/2020/01/25/wa-health-pensions-social-security/ It doesn't s...
by GlennB
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 61
Views: 7109

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

I hope you're right, but all references I've seen confirm existing rights to the end of the transition period. " ... In March, the UK reached an agreement in principle with the EU on an implementation period that would ensure continuation of current reciprocal healthcare rights until 31 Decembe...
by GlennB
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 61
Views: 7109

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

Meanwhile, yesterday I read (in The Guardian) that some Brits are rushing to buy and establish residency in places like Spain before the end of 2020, while today I read that "Britons in EU remain fearful of post-Brexit healthcare and pension provisions " I'd say it might not be the best ti...
by GlennB
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Exchanging residence certificates for biometric residence cards
Replies: 40
Views: 5929

Re: Exchanging residence certificates for biometric residence cards

Hi. We will be in Crete this weekend to finalise our property purchase. I will also apply for a residence certificate. Will aN EHIC card suffice for the medical need for this application or do I need a private policy to cover 12 month period. I have read conflicting reports any advice will be welco...
by GlennB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Clearing out old papers
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Clearing out old papers

Before we'd even moved in here a local Brit friend warned us to keep every official piece of paper that came our way - "You never know when some idiot bureaucrat might ask for it" Now we're clearing junk prior to moving and I've come across fat envelopes full of collections of retail recei...
by GlennB
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 61
Views: 7109

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

From the Greek reporter yesterday, Info on a Greek government bill relating to the rights of British ex pats after Brexit https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/04/greece-votes-on-bill-to-protect-the-rights-of-british-citizens-after-brexit/ We have the UK government saying they will be willing to...

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