Last chance to file income tax statements


Thursday, August 31, at 3 p.m., is the final deadline to file tax returns.

Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis told reporters Monday that there will not be a third extension to the deadline. Those filing late will pay a fine, to be determined in September, provided they would have to pay at least €100 in taxes beyond what has already been withheld at the source (which is true mostly of salaried employees and pensioners).

By Monday, 95.4% of the individuals and businesses who are obligated to file, or about 6.2 million out of 6.5 million, had done so.

Extra taxes assessed so far are €100 million higher than last year, but rebates are also higher.

Taxpayers normally have to pay the assessed tax in eight monthly installments, from July to February. Those who filed, or will file, in August will have to pay two installments this month.

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