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by GlennB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2624

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

In Greece healthcare is provided on the basis of contributions to an insurance fund. If you work in Greece and pay contributions to an insurance fund here, e.g IKA, then they should issue you with an EHIC. If you do not contribute in Greece then you are not entitled to an EHIC here. Which I fully u...
by GlennB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2624

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

I think it is unambiguous. As written the statement reads: "That is good news for example, for British pensioners in the EU: it means that they will continue to have their health care arrangements protected both where they live and – when they travel to another Member State – to be able to use...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2624

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

Promising, but the statement is an ambiguous mess.

Reciprocal healthcare for full-time residents is not EHIC. It's perfectly possible that Davis doesn't understand.
by GlennB
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Tax 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1863

Re: Property Tax 2017

Are others here getting these bills automatically in the post from 'the authorities' or from their accountants?
by GlennB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

An update, just for laughs: A local tax official took a look at our marriage certificate, and the translation, and concluded that we are indeed *not* married, as I'm on there as "bachelor" while MrsB is described as "spinster". When we gently pointed out that that was our conditi...
by GlennB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

But Article XIV (1) states: (1) The laws of the Contracting Parties shall continue to govern the taxation of income arising in either of the territories, except where express provision to the contrary is made in the present Convention. Where income is subject to tax in both territories, relief from...
by GlennB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

While the marginal taxation you describe is theoretically possible I believe that it only applies if it is specified in the Double Taxation Agreement. In the specific case of the UK-Greek DTA no such provision is included. The UK-Greek DTA is explicitly worded in terms of income in a territory bein...
by GlennB
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

Sorry GlennB but Kilkis is correct in what he has written as we have also checked with our accountant and he confirms we legally can be residents here and still be taxed in the UK . We can be here legally for health or extended tourist reasons and that is what we are happy to do. Should have got a ...
by GlennB
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

As far as UK law is concerned "domicile" is where you belong. I was born in the UK, I lived most of my life in the UK and I am a UK citizen. As far as UK law is concerned, I am resident in Greece but I am domiciled in the UK. Under UK law, to change your domicile you must actively give up...
by GlennB
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

It depends on your accountant. Virtually everybody I know is registered as non-tax resident in Greece and they all live here permanently. If you have lived here 9 years, have no income in Greece and were registered as tax resident here from the beginning then you have a pretty poor accountant. The ...
by GlennB
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

Am a bit unsure here if we are talking people paying taxes who are tax resident in Greece, or (the alleged majority of expats) those who are still tax resident in the UK and to whom the accountants tend to turn a (possibly semi-legal) blind eye? Bob. The only way I know of (apart from plain lying) ...
by GlennB
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

Have you tried asking at a local KEP office. They might not know the answer but if it is a good office, and most of them are, they might be able to find out what the regulation really is. Warwick Worth a shot, though the whole saga at some point involved getting our signatures verified and stamped ...
by GlennB
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

The good news - he local tax office is still open. The bad news - they were clueless about the whole business and more or less just sent us back to the accountant. We're seriously thinking of sending an estimated sum to the Greek finance ministry with a note to explain what's going on :) At least it...
by GlennB
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

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

We were told by our accountant this year that he couldn't proceed with the online submission of our tax return because there was no copy of a marriage certificate on tax office records. We provided him with a copy of the certificate and he arranged translation through a lawyer, we were charged 30 e...
by GlennB
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2303

E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

Some weeks ago we submitted our income tax details to the usual accountant, but she hit us with a brand new requirement - as of this year (she says) we have to prove we're married (we're both Brits, by the way). Has any other permanent resident here been told this? It seemed easy - provide her with ...

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