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Letting Tax

Postby moggieman » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:14 pm

I wonder how many people and letting property owners are aware of the new tourist tax being brought in from 1/1/18.
Not extortionate but another tax along with V.A.T going up to 24%.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby YoMo2 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:18 am

Details? Link?

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby paul g » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:45 am

Taxes up, Tax take down.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby Eleni13 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am

One euro per night per booking for us. It isn't going to break the bank, and we have come to expect a new tax every time the resopnsible minister changes his socks.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby mouche » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:38 am

The new levy — or the so-called “stayover tax” — will be imposed as of January 1, 2018, to hotels and furnished rooms/apartments for rent and calculated based on the number of overnight stays and the category of the accommodation unit, ranging from 50 cents to four euros per room.

One- and two-star hotels will be charged 0.50 euros, three-star hotels 1,50 euros, four-star hotels 3,00 euros and 5-star hotels 4,00 euros.

One- and two-key furnished rooms/apartments will be charged 0.25 euros, three-key furnished rooms/apartments 0.50 euros and four-key furnished rooms/apartments 1,00 euro.

The new levy is part of an austerity package passed by the Greek government in May.


Source (warwick) GTP.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby Kilkis » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:30 am

This topic was previously raised by Moggieman on 24 May 2017 and the rates were posted then, albeit with less detail than the GTP article:
Kilkis wrote:An Omnibus Bill was passed in the Greek Parliament on 22 May 2016 to satisfy the creditors. In the bill a new tax was introduced on "hotels, rooms to let and touristic residences" of between €0.25 and €4.00 per day depending on the type of accommodation. The new tax comes into force on1/1/2018. Is that the tax you are talking about, Moggieman? If so it is hardly Earth shattering, although I agree any increase in costs to tourists is not exactly helpful to the Greek economy. I would think that the increases in VAT rates and the removal of VAT reductions for some islands would be far more serious. See for example page 6 of this Taxand newsletter from 2016.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby peebee » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:36 am

I think the local councils should scrap this and replace it with a tax, just for tourists in all-inclusive hotels.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby Kilkis » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:40 am

I am not sure how councils can "scrap" this tax, Peebee. It is a national law passed as part of the austerity deal. Only the government could scrap it and then, I suspect, only with the agreement of the creditors, i.e. no unilateral changes are allowed in the bailout deal.

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby moggieman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:01 pm

Does anyone know what this part is "a new road tax for vehicles with foreign license places entering Greece; "


Is this for ""residential" cars or tourists driving into Greece ????

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby TweetTweet » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:36 pm

I think most European holiday destinations have some sort of (local *tourist tax*)?

I would prefer it to be called *an environmental tax* and for all local revenues to be channelled back to the local councils to defray the *additional work needed* due to huge seasonal influx of people.

But then again, I would also love the annual circulation tax to actually go towards fixing (some) truly dreadful roads. (I've got to go, think I've just seen a piggy flying past my window) :)

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Re: Letting Tax

Postby mouche » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:00 pm

TweetTweet wrote:I think most European holiday destinations have some sort of (local *tourist tax*)?



http://www.etoa.org/policy/regulation-a ... rist-taxes


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