YoMo2 wrote:Anyone tried checking the results?
YoMo2 wrote:Given the convoluted nature of even checking that you've won, how many winners will ever claim? Is the payout automatic? If not, only that tiny number of people who:
a) have an online taxisnet account and can access it
b) speak Greek
c) have even heard about this
d) can work out where to find the results
will ever claim......
Still, maybe it will slightly postpone the next lot of tax increases if they don't pay out all the winnings.
Kilkis wrote:The system is not there for ex-pats, Andrew. It is for Greeks. If HMRC had a similar system would you say, "Well nobody is going to look at that it is too difficult". Most Greeks would not use an accountant to complete their tax returns. If they are not able to do it themselves a family member would do it for them. The same family member will probably check if they have won. Accountants mostly do work for businesses. I never used an accountant in the UK to complete my tax return. I probably know about enough to do it here but I prefer to have a more knowledgeable buffer between me and the tax authority and I don't mind paying a relatively small annual fee to achieve that. You can be absolutely certain that any Greek who thinks he/she might win €1,000 will check and that is a very large number of people.
Kilkis wrote: Stavros posted the information here to help ex-pats who are tax resident and hence eligible to win. He recognised that your comments could be true of many of them. It is no more convoluted than logging on to any web site such as e-banking, an email account, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Redit etc. You type in a user-name and a password then click on a button.
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