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Offline Maik

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Greek tech tax
« on: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 @ 11:55:42 »
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Last-minute amendment slaps 2% surcharge on sale of tablets in Greece

The leftist-rightist Greek government unveiled and ratified a last-minute amendment on Thursday evening in Parliament that’s bound to irk the country’s “tech savvy” population, slapping a 2-percent surcharge on the sale of tablets.

The Greek state’s “bite” on the sale of PCs remains at 2 percent, while a 4-percent surcharge will be imposed on photocopier, scanner, printer and print paper sales, as well as external discs of up to 1 Tbyte.

The surcharge’s revenues will, according to the bill, be collected and distributed to the holders of intellectual property and copyright through their relevant associations.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1258470/last-minute-amendment-slaps-2-surcharge-on-sale-of-tablets-in-greece

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Re: Greek tech tax
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 @ 16:09:09 »
Presumably the Intellectual Property tax on paper covers the eventuality of one of your monkeys eventually coming up with a verbatim copy of Two Gentlemen of Verona

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 @ 17:31:20 »
One of the reasons I prefer cats (and dogs) to monkeys. Less chance of a clowder sitting at a typewriter churning out the complete works of Shakespeare.

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Re: Greek tech tax
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 @ 11:13:55 »
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Brussels to probe levy on PCs, tablets

The European Commission is probing the 2 percent levy the government has imposed on computers and tablets. The new tax is imposed in favor of copyright holders, with the government reintroducing the law that had been abolished in 2002.

The new “tablet levy,” as the tax is commonly known in Greece, was passed by the Culture Ministry. It dictates the imposition of a 2 percent tax on any appliance with a RAM memory that exceeds 4 GB.

It followed a last-minute intervention by Minister Lydia Koniordou who changed the levy’s rate from the original 1 percent to 2 percent, while withdrawing the proposed tax on smartphones.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220156/article/ekathimerini/business/brussels-to-probe-levy-on-pcs-tablets

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Re: Greek tech tax
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 @ 11:37:44 »
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Smartphones will also incur the tablet levy

Smartphone buyers may soon have to pay the third-party levy that already applies to computers and tablets, as a bill by the Culture Ministry that became law last week has left the levy open for smartphones instead of exempting them.

The issue came to the fore on Monday when the European Commission said it is urgently looking into the tax to establish whether it complies with the government’s bailout pledge to eradicate third-party levies.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220191/article/ekathimerini/business/smartphones-will-also-incur-the-tablet-levy