Rick wrote:The source of the following paragraph is from https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/w ... dex_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 in Greece. This doesn't apply if you are in Greece for tourism, medical, therapeutic or similar private purposes and your residence does not exceed 365 days, including short stays abroad.”
As previously highlighted by Kilkis, it seems some Accountants are using the above clause (in Greece for tourism, medical or therapeutic purposes not exceeding 365 days) for the purpose of facilitating their clients the avoidance of Greek tax residency. I interpret this clause as a ‘one off’ declaration for a stay in Greece not exceeding 365 days and not intended to be an annual opt out on ‘nil’ based tax returns.
I wonder if Accountants will still try to use this loophole after the transition period ends this year?
The second paragraph has been my understanding of the situation since we moved here 12 years ago. I *suspect* that some accountants note that an expat is still paying (or is eligible to pay, in the pension case) tax in the UK and declares the person non-resident for tax purposes, or similar. After that, nobody at a higher level actually checks.