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Offline Jolly Roger

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ENFIA replaces property tax
« on: Tuesday, 05 August, 2014 @ 14:55:57 »
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The first of ENFIA’s  five payable instalments is due by the end of August and needs to be settled even though no printed notification for money owed will be sent to the taxpayers. Instead, property owners have the onus of logging into TAXISnet with their special code on www.gsis.gr and printing the result statement of total tax owed and the instalment dates in which it needs to be paid either at commercial banks or the Post Office.

ENFIA is replacing the previous Property Tax (FAP) and the tax imposed via electricity bills and, being its first year of implementation, there is already some confusion in the way submissions were completed.

http://en.protothema.gr/enfia-will-home-owners-be-able-to-pay-the-hefty-sums/


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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 06 August, 2014 @ 12:16:19 »
Just been to the accountant and received our Property Tax Statement which in our case has gone up by €160 this year but will remain the same for 3 years. Payments are due August-December so five monthly payments instead of the bi-monthly payments that were on the Electricity Bills. Payments to be made at a Bank or Post Office apparently...that's my good news of the day!! :rant: :rant:

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 06 August, 2014 @ 13:28:21 »
You can also access the printable forms online at www.taxisnet.gr (after you have logged in, go to Εφαρμογές and choose the Περουσιολόγιο (E9) option - the relevant PDFs are on the left of the resultant page), and you can pay online using e-Banking - at least you can with Eurobank, as I did this morning.  Important to make sure you pay before the deadline (whether in full or in five monthly instalments), as I heard that you have to pay double if you don't...!

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 09 August, 2014 @ 10:36:54 »
Here we go again as soon as we get new legislation, nobody can give any sort of definitive answer...Why, well went to my accountant yesterday and he informed me the dates have changed, " please return in September to collect your information",  he told me!!!!!!!!!! :rant:

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 09 August, 2014 @ 13:23:58 »
According to my accountant everyone in Kefalonia will be paying after August as they are waiting to see if they get a discount for the earthquake problems.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 09 August, 2014 @ 17:38:31 »
Our accountant printed the forms off for us this week & our 1st instalment has to be paid by29th August

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 09 August, 2014 @ 19:14:00 »
According to this article the deadline has been extended...

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The deadline for paying the first installment of the new single property tax, known as ENFIA, has been extended by one month, deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Thursday.

The original deadline was August 29.

The decision follows strong criticism from taxpayers and opposition papers after numerous reports of omissions and faulty data. Venizelos said officials needed more time to fix the problems.

Greece's Finance Ministry was expected to issue an official statement later on Thursday.
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_07/08/2014_541998

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 10 August, 2014 @ 19:31:15 »
All sounds as confusing as usual!  :blink:     Roger, the article says you have to enter 'your special code' - how do you find out what the 'special code' is?  I pay a friend's on his behalf and it was ideal to just pay it along with the electricity - simple!  Now I'm assuming I'll have to go to his accountant to have it printed off  (for which I feel sure he will charge a fee!)  If I could do it myself it would make life so much easier.  Any info would be much appreciated.   :help:

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 10 August, 2014 @ 20:24:28 »
Hi Mary, everyone who has registered to deal with the tax authorities electronically (hereafter referred to as "utter scum"!  :lol: ) gets a username and a (changeable) password.  I am not sure if the site offers an English version?

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« Reply #9 on: Monday, 11 August, 2014 @ 00:21:47 »
Thanks, Bry. Bit of pronunciation help needed here... ENFIA - is that pronounced "in fear"?

("tax notifications were evidently based on a plethora of omissions and faulty data").

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 11 August, 2014 @ 18:46:16 »
Thanks, Bry. Bit of pronunciation help needed here... ENFIA - is that pronounced "in fear"?

("tax notifications were evidently based on a plethora of omissions and faulty data").

Not sure of the pronunciation but the acronym stands for:

Extremely Nasty Financial Impositions Accumulated

or possibly

English Nationals Fear Impounded Assets

.... unless of course you have any better suggestions!  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 @ 07:40:53 »
Spoke to my accountant yesterday who confirmed to go back early next month as the sums need redoing and the first payment won't be till late September - at the moment.

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 @ 08:03:03 »
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Property owners in Greece will not receive any income tax rebates due until the resolution of the new single property ownership tax (ENFIA) issue, which caused an uproar last week due to erroneous data having been used in the calculations.

The Finance Ministry has rolled back the first ENFIA installment payment date to the end of September, aspiring to correct most of the errors by then. This means that property-owning taxpayers will not get any income tax rebates before then, the official response being that any rebates will eventually be cleared against any other taxes owed.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_11/08/2014_542080

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 13 August, 2014 @ 00:23:15 »
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The Finance Ministry will upload its revised ENFIA notifications on September 15, when it will also make an application available to taxpayers who wish to correct erroneous data.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_12/08/2014_542108

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« Reply #14 on: Friday, 22 August, 2014 @ 15:31:17 »
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The single property tax (ENFIA) and the errors it contains are expected to top the agenda of a meeting between Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and New Democracy lawmakers on Friday, as the government prepares to make changes to the levy that should ease the burden on thousands of taxpayers.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) informed the government this week that it could extend the period it has to collect the tax.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_21/08/2014_542309

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 @ 14:57:29 »
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Taxpayers will be able to pay off the newly introduced unified property tax (ENFIA) in six installments, a government meeting decided on Tuesday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_26/08/2014_542394

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 @ 16:55:00 »
The Kefaloniapress has the following info..
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According to reports and information   , our Prime Minister ordered the discharge of Kefalonia from ENFIA (property tax) with the following conditions: 
 
 It applies only to residents of the island
 
The exemption will last a year ..

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Details of what was decided in the meeting-Hardouvelis Samara- Venizelos - Tomorrow announcements from the Ministry of Finance
The final package ENFIA corrections in order to have the next few days the necessary legislative measures decided by the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras with Vice Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis in the meeting were the morning at the Maximos Mansion.  's repayments will be six ENFIA , instead of the five originally planned, which will also be enacted immediately. The doses will arrive by the end of February, without any influence on the implementation of the current budget.   During the meeting, the economic team presented the results of a study of the relevant issues ENFIA.  Tomorrow Gikas Hardouvelis will make detailed presentations.  - The first intervention relates to the change in price valuations of land in areas within and outside the project objective determination of properties in over 400 locations in the country. There he created a big problem and it fully corrected. In all these areas will be canceled last year's prices valuations land except those where the determination is less this year in any case preclude the determination of lower value land between this year and last year's prices to be the greatest benefit to the taxpayer  - There will also be legislative action to simplify the procedures for obtaining the discounts and tax exemptions to those who qualify. Such major changes concern the abolition of tax and social security clearance.  Even in cases of disability of 80% would require new certificates. will suffice to those who are entitled to send as they already exist in electronic forlogikes authorities.  - There will also simplify the procedures for tax credits to listed buildings and exemptions from duty bound. Target those who are entitled to discounts on these exemptions to be able to take them without hassle.  - Finally there will be some more immediate corrections such as the discharge of the whole of Kefalonia ENFIA for a year, which is a government commitment and after the recent earthquake, and the discharge of individual real estate properties that are completely unusable due to past earthquakes in other parts of Greece (as in the cases was relocating residents).  All these legislative interventions submitted will be voted on tomorrow and the next few days. At the same time, however, will examine in detail the entire system so that similar errors do not occur again. From the time of legislated changes will take a few days to the electronic system can be re-opened and to allow taxpayers to see their new charges or to make further changes to get the discounts they deserve.  Meanwhile the MoF will inform the public more and accountants for the mistakes made ​​by the same taxpayers to submit their returns so they can receive discounts or exemptions whoever entitled to be accuracy and fairness in the assessment of the tax.  Hence the State will correct the errors did the same, while helping taxpayers to correct the mistakes made ​​from their own side, such as for semi-finished and for sharing the burden between bare ownership and usufruct. The aim is to open the system again until September 15 for persons to be able to make the amending their returns on time and the first installment to be paid on 30 September.

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52963&Itemid=152

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 @ 00:11:18 »
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The unified property tax known as ENFIA will be paid in six installments.

According to sources, homeowners of the earthquake stricken island of Cephalonia will be excluded from this tax.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/08/26/unified-property-tax-to-be-paid-in-6-installments/


Well, guess it's great news for people living here that Kefalonia will be exempt from living 'enfia' of the new tax (for one year, anyway) but, at risk of repeating myself over and over and over a-f***ing-gen, Kefalonia wasn't stricken by an earthquake and thousands of people weren't left homeless. However, thousands of visitors have had a great holiday on Kef this summer with no ill effect from the quake, which was pretty much limited to the greater Lixouri area. Head, wall, introduce yerselfs.


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« Reply #18 on: Thursday, 28 August, 2014 @ 00:07:20 »
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The government will commit itself to a gradual reduction in the future payments expected of taxpayers for the country’s new property tax, ENFIA, as long as Greece’s tax base widens, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis noted on Wednesday.

At the same time, the minister made clear that the matter of ENFIA discounts on properties not connected to the country’s power grid – one of many issues that have surrounded the new tax this summer – would be examined at a latter date.

Also, earthquake victims in Cephalonia will be exempted for a year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_27/08/2014_542451


Hm, now, does this mean that only "earthquake victims" on Kef will be exempt for a year, or is it being assumed that everyone on Kef suffered terribly from the 'quakes?  :hmm:

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« Reply #19 on: Saturday, 30 August, 2014 @ 07:50:07 »
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Parliament on Friday approved an amendment to the troubled single property tax (ENFIA), which means that taxpayers will not have to pay the levy’s first installment until September 30.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/08/2014_542519

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« Reply #20 on: Sunday, 07 September, 2014 @ 22:38:23 »
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The Greek Finance Ministry aims to have the new pay notices of the single troperty tax (ENFIA) ready a week from now, so that the corrected forms can be uploaded on the ministry’s portal (www.gsis.gr) by September 15.

An amendment correcting the determination method for the tax payable by each property owner will be voted by Parliament during the coming week, possibly on Wednesday.

It will also provide for an increase in the number of installments from five to six, with the last one payable by February 27, 2015 at the latest.

The government must also determine the procedure for the extension of a tax discount to the hundreds of thousands of property owners who are entitled to it.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_06/09/2014_542707

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 09 September, 2014 @ 22:52:52 »
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Owners of homes that are empty or not connected to the electricity grid will receive a 20 percent discount on their property tax, according to an amendment submitted to Parliament on Tuesday by the government.

This was the latest adjustment to the single property tax (ENFIA) made by the government since numerous mistakes were discovered last month.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_09/09/2014_542777

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« Reply #22 on: Saturday, 20 September, 2014 @ 13:18:57 »
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The new unified property tax (ENFIA) for all of Greece’s tourist accommodation establishments will be calculated at a reduced rate, the Greek Tourism Ministry announced on 18 September after working with the Finance Ministry on the matter.

According to the announcement, the decision involves all hotels in Greece, including rooms and apartments to let and self catering accommodations.

However, the tourism ministry made it clear that the reduction rate does not apply for fully furnished tourism accommodations (villas for rent).
http://news.gtp.gr/2014/09/18/reduced-enfia-property-tax-greek-hotels-rooms-let/

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« Reply #23 on: Saturday, 20 September, 2014 @ 13:58:45 »
I talked to my accountant this week about this property tax and he said I had to do nothing this year as Kefalonia was exempt for the 2014 ENFIA. I'm assuming that everyone else is getting the same message. 

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« Reply #24 on: Friday, 26 September, 2014 @ 16:43:52 »
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Finance Ministry appeals to taxpayers to print ENFIA notices at night

The Finance Ministry on Friday appealed to millions of taxpayers to refrain from printing their notifications for the new unified property tax (ENFIA) during peak hours as the online Taxisnet service is experiencing a system overload.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_26/09/2014_543231