Independent Authority

Short-term lease takings to be taxed as normal rental incomes

Owners leasing their properties via short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway will have their earnings taxed at the same rates as regular rental incomes and without having to pay value-added tax, according to a circular released by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue.

ENFIA notices to come by end-August

No change is expected to the heavy bill of the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) which Greece's leftist-led government is imposing for a third consecutive year despite pre-election promises to abolish it.

After the submission and processing of 6.1 million income tax declarations, the Independent Authority for Public Revenue has started uploading the ENFIA notices for 2017 on its website.

Taxpayers to pay commission for tax payments at bank counters

The state will try to convince taxpayers to avoid paying their dues at bank counters by passing the banks' commission on to them.

Taxpayers who rush at the end of this month to banks in order to pay their value-added tax or income tax will be charged with the handling costs, which the state used to pay to date, ranging between 25 and 50 cents.