One toe in the swamp

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Kilkis
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Kilkis » Sun May 14, 2017 2:27 pm

Then you have been lucky. Many lawyers do not keep on top of the rapid changes in the tax code which have happened over the last few years while the good accountants do. That is not a criticism of those lawyers, since tracking tax code changes is not their primary job. Personally I would prefer to have an accountant making my tax return rather than a lawyer. Everybody makes their own choices.

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Jason64
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Jason64 » Sun May 14, 2017 4:31 pm

Kilkis wrote:
Guy M wrote:The best advice we ever had was to get a decent lawyer...


I completely agree but with one proviso. Many people get a lawyer first. They find they need a tax number so they let the lawyer arrange that for them. The lawyer then becomes the Greek representative on the tax registration and any future documentation will be sent to him/her. I know many people for whom this has caused significant problems. When it comes to tax the best person to deal with it is an accountant so I would recommend getting a good accountant first, let the accountant register you for a tax number and become your Greek representative and then get a good lawyer.

Warwick


If the lawyer is the representative can this not be then transfered to an accountant ?

Kilkis
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Kilkis » Sun May 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Yes, it can be transferred. I'm lazy. Why do the job twice?

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Jason64
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Jason64 » Sun May 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Phew, that good then ☺

mouche
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby mouche » Sun May 14, 2017 6:39 pm

Kilkis wrote:Then you have been lucky. Many lawyers do not keep on top of the rapid changes in the tax code which have happened over the last few years while the good accountants do. That is not a criticism of those lawyers, since tracking tax code changes is not their primary job. Personally I would prefer to have an accountant making my tax return rather than a lawyer. Everybody makes their own choices.

Warwick


My lawyer use an accountant to do the tax return. Cost 123 euro incl. VAT.

Jason64
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Jason64 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:07 pm

:D

Kilkis
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Kilkis » Sun May 14, 2017 10:43 pm

"Magic our Morris!"

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blueskies
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Chania Lawyer

Postby blueskies » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks for this tip on a lawyer. I phoned Kostas Nikolantakis today and he was very helpful and speaks very good English. Will definitely be using him. Thanks for the recommend.

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Re: Chania Lawyer

Postby filippos » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:10 pm

blueskies wrote:Thanks for this tip on a lawyer. I phoned Kostas Nikolantakis today and he was very helpful and speaks very good English. Will definitely be using him. Thanks for the recommend.

Yes, Kostas is excellent: been with him since 1998.

Frank in Crete
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Frank in Crete » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 pm

Just a small note .. you now do not need 10K to open a bank account 1 euro will do !

Kilkis
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Re: One toe in the swamp

Postby Kilkis » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:57 pm

That is true BUT only if you do not already have a bank account here. If you already have an account and wish to open a second for some reason then I think you still need €10,000. At least that is what my bank manager told me a few days ago.

Warwick


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