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Tax Matters in Greece
All foreign citizens must file an annual tax return (form E1) from the year that they have a Greek tax roll number (AFM) irrespective of whether or not they are liable to pay tax. In some cases, further tax declarations such as forms E2, and E3 are also required. They must also to declare Greek property they own, acquire, sell or otherwise dispose of by filing an E9 Property Declaration.
Don't delay as there are penalties for late submission and you will not be permitted to complete any transactions involving your property if your tax affairs are not up to date.
Mandatory Electronic Filing
All tax returns must be submitted online. If you are not already registered the procedure to enable the electronic filing of your tax returns involves two steps:
The first step is to enter the Greek Ministry of Finance web site to obtain access codes (user name and password)
The second step is to visit the appropriate Greek tax office to obtain a special key which is used to activate the account.
For those who cannot or do not wish to visit Greece the procedure can be completed by giving a limited power of attorney to one of our accountants.
Let us help....
If you are not up to date with your filings or even if you have never filed a Greek tax return we can help you bring your tax affairs up to date.
The Greek tax system is complicated and changing rapidly so it is important that an accountant prepares and files your Greek tax return, particularly, if you are not fluent in Greek.
If you don't want the worry and stress of dealing directly with the Greek tax authority or for that matter a Greek accountant join the many satisfied users of our Tax Return Filing Service.
Your Greek tax affairs will be brought up to date, kept current and you will receive advice and guidance you can rely on.
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