I thought anybody who was following this thread might like an update. Unfortunately the person responsible for the quote below is an idiot.
However, it might be worth noting for non-resident home owners that the cessation of the liability to transfer funds annually, and obtain a pink slip as proof, is not automatic.
You have to appoint a local representative to swear a declaration that you are not resident in Greece, and give this to your accountant who sends it to the tax office. Then your liability ceases. (The agent can't be the same party that submbits the form to the tax office).
That's how it's been explained to me, anyway.
Despite his accountant speaking quite good English it turns out that the above info was almost completely wrong (although I'd swear that's exactly what she told me). Anyhoo, I'm now told that the declaration must be made by the UK tax authorities and be handed to said accountant along with a 'certified' Greek translation of the document. Then
it's taken to a local representative to be somehow 'sworn'. Then
, assuming all is in order, you can forget about the annual transfer/pink slip; although I'm now going to get a tax bill next year due to my tardiness. (Got a right telling off actually!).
It seems you can order a 'Tax Residency Certificate' from HMRC online (when the website isn't down), but has anybody had any experience of getting 'certified translation' of a legal document for the purposes of submission to the Greek authorities? I don't imagine it's cheap.
It's turning into a saga, this. Still, all part of the fun, I suppose.