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by Mixos
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Documents
Replies: 14
Views: 3823

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water .... I received an email this morning from my accountant, as follows: "According to the new financial low (sic) that has been voted on 30/05/2014 all the foreign residents who have real income in Greece such as interest on bank deposits , ...
by Mixos
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: help
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Ann, I think Kilkis is spot on with his advice... and don't feel guilty about not paying tax in Greece. You will be spending your hard earned money here and if you eventually settle here full time, you will be paying tax to the Greek economy, as Kilkis said, on your world-wide income.
by Mixos
Wed May 28, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: HM Revenue Certificate of Residence
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Hi Gwespyr. I can give you chapter and verse on this as I am in the same situation as you (non tax-resident in Greece, on the island for up to 183 days a year.) I have spoken to a very helpful chap at HMRC (yes, there are some) who said the online form is the correct one for people like us to use, e...
by Mixos
Fri May 09, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Vodaphone shop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

I know I'm at the other end of the island .. but it might apply at all Vodaphone outlets... the Vodaphone shop in Sitia say you can no longer buy these at their shops but ONLY at the kiosks.
by Mixos
Tue May 06, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Eurobank and yet further Government incompetency ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Flippin 'eck! Does this mean poor saps like me who were persuaded by the "estate agent" (very loose description) through whom we bought our house to deposit our meagre savings with Eurobank should swap banks? If so, which other one is safer?
by Mixos
Mon May 05, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Removals to Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 3566

I've heard of a company called Nomad, but not used it so I'm not sure where they're located. I expect other forum users will know more.
by Mixos
Mon May 05, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flight of Fantasy?
Replies: 17
Views: 3478

Fuzer will be pleased to hear that "Ryanair are 95% likely to begin direct flights between Stansted and Sitia next summer..." according to a local Cretan with an Irish wife we met in Palekastro last month. Yeah right, I hear you say. Don't hold your breath but it would be handy for some of...
by Mixos
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Voting rights
Replies: 15
Views: 3170

Well, seeing as The Times has calculated that the Polish immigrant population of Scotland could well swing the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, I hope expats WILL have the right to vote in their Cretan villages .. not that it's likely to make a difference here.
by Mixos
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: buying a car on Crete
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Well, we bought a car last year and we don't have residency permits, so I guess the answer is 'No.' Have a look at the discussion thread "How to buy a Greek registered car if non resident" which is further down this stack, last comment back in March some time. It might, but possibly won't,...
by Mixos
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: HOW TO BUY A GREEK REGISTERED CAR IF NON-RESIDENT
Replies: 18
Views: 5786

Steve, our experience may help. We are NON-tax residents (ie in Crete for fewer than 183 days a year in total) who bought a new car from a dealership in Ag Nicolaos last year. At first, it seemed there might be a problem because the dealer wanted us to produce an identity document in addition to our...
by Mixos
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Double Taxation Agreement
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

DTA form

Tim, The problem with the DTA form, and the reason HMRC will not endorse it, is because the form is designed specifically for people who are Greek residents for tax purposes and/or have income sourced in Greece; in other words, ex-pats and others who live in Greece full time, or for more than 183 da...
by Mixos
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Gordon Ramsey seeks Brit owned restaurants etc…...
Replies: 15
Views: 3050

The Lemon Tree

In the interests of accuracy Maud, we are good friends with Mark and Anita from The Lemon Tree, and they have returned and settled in the UK where Anita now has a full time teaching job and the boys are happily settled in school. They came out last summer for one month's holiday as a family, but Mar...
by Mixos
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport parking
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Heraklion Airport parking

Does anyone know how much it costs to park at Heraklion Airport and is there any limit on how long you can leave a car there :?:
by Mixos
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek tax residency query
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Thanks very much Tim, Paul and Warwick for your replies and links. I THINK things are a bit clearer now, although my brain hurts from all the crazy rules that seem to defy logic. But that's Greece I guess. I have now heard from a charming fellow at the Greek Embassy in London who has furnished me wi...
by Mixos
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek tax residency query
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Thanks for taking the trouble to respond Warwick. I had already done a thorough read-through of the TaxOasis document but unless I'm missing something it only applies to people who are (a) resident in Greece for tax purposes, or (b) are non-resident but earn some income in Greece. I don't fit into e...

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