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Title: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Jolly Roger 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/

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: KefieRosie 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:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis 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...!
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Venners 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:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: kefman 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.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: kef97 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Mary 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:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis 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?
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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").
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: TonyKath 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!  ;)

Tony
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi 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.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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.

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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/
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee 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. 
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik 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
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 @ 07:11:12
Likewise my accountant said Kefalonia is exempt this year. That's useful as he doesn't work after 10 pm to print my form.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Jolly Roger on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 @ 19:59:38
According to this quote, Kefalonia is exempt from paying the property tax for 2014, BUT only those property owners who are full residents. This is a Google translation of the report.


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This setting applies only to residents and businesses Kefalonia island, not all those who have property in Kefalonia - decided and discharge of individual real estate properties that are completely unusable due to past earthquakes in other regions of Greece
The discharge of the whole of Kefalonia ENFIA decided during the meeting of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, the finance minister, Gikas Hardouvelis at the Maximos Mansion.

This government commitment after the recent earthquake.

As stated late Tuesday afternoon by the press office of the Ministry of Finance, the exemption of Kefalonia from ENFIA for this year only residents and businesses operating on the island. In evnoii setting excludes those who have owned the island but are not permanent residents of Kefalonia.

In parallel, the government meeting under Prime Minister decided, while 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).
 

http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/405050/alert-apofasistike-i-apallagi-olokliris-tis-kefalonias-apo-ton-enfia-gia-ena-hrono/

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 29 September, 2014 @ 17:02:40
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The post office (ELTA) issued a statement on Monday saying that 59 of its outlets would stay open later than usual on Monday and Tuesday to allow taxpayers to pay the first instalment of the unified property tax (ENFIA).

There were long queues at banks and post offices on Monday as Greeks sought to beat the September 30 deadline for the first ENFIA tranche.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/09/2014_543292
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Alan on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 @ 11:21:23
Our accountant still insists that the exemption applies to all properties, not just permanent residents. Just the usual chaos!
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 @ 12:22:13
It's astonishing how so few people seem to pay this sort of thing via e-banking and will queue for yonks to do it or even pay an accountant to print the instalments off.  Probably an indication of how little the real-life value use of computers and online transactions has permeated the Greek psyche and how used people here are to ταλαιπωρία (hassle) and resigned to waiting in queues.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 @ 16:44:11
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An elderly man died in Thessaloniki on Tuesday after collapsing at a bank while waiting in line to pay the ENFIA property tax, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported.

The unnamed man, believed to be aged around 70, was waiting in line with dozens of other people trying to pay their property tax before the deadline expires.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_30/09/2014_543318
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 00:41:48
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The government is planning to gradually reduce the single property tax (ENFIA) by 30 percent from 2015. That would entail a 750-million-euro drop in property tax revenues.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_16/10/2014_543810
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Mary on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 @ 11:01:48
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Tsipras confirmed the replacement of the single property tax (ENFIA) with a large property tax, which will apply from 2015 and become law in the next couple of months.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_09/02/2015_547073
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 @ 14:40:32
I guess the question on everyone's lips is "What is large"? :dunno:
 
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 @ 15:08:38
Mediterranean Man,
You fill in the form with the size of your place.
"Large" is one square metre smaller than that.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 April, 2015 @ 16:08:20
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The Single Property Tax (ENFIA) will be abolished, an amendment on unpaid rents will be tabled and the tax-free threshold will rise to 12,000 euros per year, Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani announced on Thursday, while Minister Yanis Varoufakis stated that “we will see the end” of the solidarity tax.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_02/04/2015_548788
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 @ 12:49:44
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After its pre-election pledge to raise the minimum salary to 751 euros per month, two more of the government’s promises have now been postponed for 2016: the abolition of the Single Property Tax (ENFIA), which will continue this year as it was in 2014, and the increase in the income tax-free threshold to 12,000 euros per year, which won’t happen until next year.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised interview late on Monday that “abolishing ENFIA and raising the tax-free threshold depend on the course of the economy and the capacity we will have to meet our targets. Otherwise they will be put off till 2016.”

Given the poor performance of the fiscal figures, it is virtually impossible for ENFIA and the Supplementary Property Tax to be replaced by the Large Property Tax (FMAP) that governing SYRIZA had promised before the January election.

It also remains unknown whether ENFIA will be calculated according to the old objective values (property rates used for tax purposes) or the new ones that are currently being drafted by a Finance Ministry committee.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_28/04/2015_549542
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 @ 00:34:09
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The Finance Ministry is promising a reduction on the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) by 30 percent by cutting the property rates used for tax purposes, known as “objective values.”

Officials close to Alternate Minister Nadia Valavani said that in such a case revenues from property taxes will drop from the 2.65 billon provided for in the budget to 1.855 billion euros, creating a shortfall of 795 million euros, which will then have to be covered by other means of revenues.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_27/05/2015_550460
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Alan on Monday, 22 June, 2015 @ 11:50:24
Has anyone heard if the property taxes for each house have been released for this year yet? I understood that you had to find out for yourself what to pay once they had been released.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Monday, 22 June, 2015 @ 12:30:05
Has anyone heard if the property taxes for each house have been released for this year yet? I understood that you had to find out for yourself what to pay once they had been released.

Last time I talked to my accountant in April he said the figures would be released at the end of June. Not to sure if this will happen or not based on what's going on in Greece at the moment.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 June, 2015 @ 14:36:17
Seem to recall I was told "about mid-July" by the accountant we use.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Monday, 22 June, 2015 @ 15:22:03
Indeed Maik. Our accountant said to come back at the end of July.........
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 25 June, 2015 @ 13:21:10
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No change to ENFIA for this and next year after all

Greece’s proposal to its creditors includes the maintenance of state revenues from property taxation at 2.65 billion euros per year both for 2015 and 2016 – i.e. the same target that was introduced and collected by the previous government in 2014.

This is one of the few measures that the government and the country’s creditors have apparently agreed on, pointing to the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) staying on for at least two years. This means that any reductions to property taxation as cited by government officials will be postponed until 2017 at the earliest.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_24/06/2015_551479
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 July, 2015 @ 13:56:26
Indeed Maik. Our accountant said to come back at the end of July.........

Called in to see the accountant today, he said come back in September. Anyone else been told this?
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Tuesday, 28 July, 2015 @ 14:25:57
Just e-mailed mine - will let you know......
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Tuesday, 28 July, 2015 @ 17:22:13
He's just replied. With everything that's been going on, the law for it hasn't been addressed.
He says call back in September too!
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 30 July, 2015 @ 08:28:55
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The government will not only continue to impose the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) on owners but it will also use existing objective values – property rates used for tax purposes that are typically above market prices – to determine the level of the tax payable by owners.

Sources say that the ministry is trying to shift some of the burden from the main to the supplementary tax, which is payable only by owners whose properties have an objective value of at least 300,000 euros.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/200076/article/ekathimerini/business/property-tax-to-be-based-on-existing-values
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 30 July, 2015 @ 13:51:06
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Minister announces changes to property tax, more inspections

Greece's Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis on Wednesday announced plans to revise a special property tax with the aim of lightening the burden for low incomes and small property holders, without changing a 2.65 billion euros revenue target. He also announced a package of measures to intensify controls in the market and in tourist regions of the country.

Alexiadis said that the ministry was examining measures exploiting credit cards for direct VAT payments and announced that a plan for an online connection of cash machines with the ministry’s IT authority would begin from tourist islands. He dismissed the possibility of further extending a deadline for income tax statements.

He also announced a package of measures aimed at intensifying tax controls in the market and particularly in tourist regions. He added that inspections carried out over the weekend on a total of 1,600 enterprises found that tax evasion rates were around 23 pct.
http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=10788
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 August, 2015 @ 11:59:26
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Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis... has received instructions to issue the bills for the ENFIA property tax by the end of the month. The 2015 ENFIA will be paid in five installments, the first at the end of October and the last in late February 2016.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/200766/article/ekathimerini/business/tax-deadline-pushed-back
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Monday, 07 September, 2015 @ 08:24:30
My accountant has just said that ENFIA is now due for release mid-October but could be affected by elections.........  :dunno:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Monday, 07 September, 2015 @ 08:55:28
Yes, same here. I rang my accountant Friday and he said nothing will happen till after the elections and to ring back in October.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Thursday, 01 October, 2015 @ 23:20:33
Just spotted this but I've seen reports that Kefalonia is trying to get exemption for this year due to the recent storms.

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Property owners will pay the same amount of Single Property Tax (ENFIA) in 2015 as they did last year after all.

However, it will be paid in five and not six monthly installments, as was the case in 2014, with the first due at the end of October.

The notices for the 6.1 million owners will be uploaded on the Internet in 10 days’ time.

Although the government had promised an adjustment of the extremely high property values used for tax purposes (the so-called ‘objective values’), as the Council of State had dictated, taxpayers will eventually pay exactly the same amount, to boost state coffers by 2.65 billion euros.

The final tranche is due by the end of February.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/202111/article/ekathimerini/business/no-change-to-property-tax-despite-govt-promises
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 07 October, 2015 @ 17:32:27
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The Alternate Minister of Finances Tryfon Alexiadis has confirmed that Greek taxpayers with real estate property outside of Greece will face the ENFIA tax, during a speech he delivered at the real estate market conference.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=743964
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 22 October, 2015 @ 10:35:22
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The Finance Ministry’s online tax portal (Taxisnet) has issued the first emergency property tax (ENFIA) pay notices for home owners, stating that the tax is payable in five installments, with the first due by October 30.

About six million pay notices will be posted on Taxisnet by late Wednesday, the ministry said.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/202711/article/ekathimerini/business/finmin-issues-enfia-pay-notices-for-home-owners
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Sunday, 25 October, 2015 @ 23:38:33
Got an email from my accountant regarding this. Looks like it can be paid in five installments from October 2015 till February 2016 or a one-off payment. No exemption for this year then, or well.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 26 October, 2015 @ 13:25:42
Seems pretty straightforward: accountant prints off two sheets, take to PO/bank, pay money.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Monday, 26 October, 2015 @ 16:40:39
paid today :yahoo:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Monday, 26 October, 2015 @ 19:01:21
A bit short notice for us, got the email this afternoon, flying back to the UK tomorrow, so had to raid the cash point and get the dosh to the accountant, pdq. To her credit she paid the bill from her account and I handed over the cash, by the time I got back the payment receipts were in my in box.
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Post by: stevie on Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 @ 08:10:17
Anybody know why you get two sheets printed off?
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Post by: acebinbabe on Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 @ 09:44:27
We had two sheets printed, one for me one for Ivan as the house is in both our names, so we owe half each. Paid at the post office, no problem.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 @ 18:32:25
Each person who has a stake in the property will get a bill, in my case even though we had passed ownership on to our children (3 ) we both got a bill as well, because we retained the right to use the house. So we got 5 bills, but I was told the total would be the same no matter how many people were involved.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: suzie on Thursday, 29 October, 2015 @ 07:56:04
You can also pay it online. 
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Karavados on Thursday, 29 October, 2015 @ 20:13:09

  Hi

 Is there any simple information that explains  - in English - how to go on line and pay the ENFIA tax ?.

Thanks  :hmm:

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: suzie on Friday, 30 October, 2015 @ 08:32:58
Depending on which bank you do your online banking with, it should come up with Bill payments and then Taxes and then it will show ENFIA.  You need the 30 digit payment code off the ENFIA statement and then just put in the payment you want to make.  Hope that makes sense.
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Post by: Karavados on Friday, 30 October, 2015 @ 09:14:12

 Many thanks.  :)
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Friday, 30 October, 2015 @ 10:14:53
Found this which may be of interest. It's a Google translation...
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Friday ends the deadline for payment of the first installment of ENFIA, and therefore banks expect increased traffic to their branches today and tomorrow.
The tax may be paid off by cash, card or charged to an account without having the ... passage from the counter.

Payment ways

Banks have the following alternative transaction provider networks, free of cost, in the case of payments to the State:

1) E- Banking

By debiting their deposit account or credit card, taxpayers can pay their tax through electronic banking services.

All you need is an internet connection and of course activated the service of e-banking.

Moreover, in most banks can use the credit card for payment in installments.

2) Phone Banking

But even those who do not have e-banking can not pay their taxes by phone and the telephone banking service (phone banking) which is available from all institutions.

By phone can give a payment order fee or a deposit account, paying only the data of the associated debit card or by debiting a credit card.

3) Portal payment

Currently there are three payment portal (National simplepay, Piraeus: easypay, Eurobank: livepay).

These customers of the three banks can pay their taxes with debit (direct or debit card) or credit card.

In public payments can only be used the bank issued cards that operate the portal.

4) Payment and ATMs

Banks are open payments of the main confirmed debt of the State and at ATMs.

In this context, rather than one to pay the ENFIA within the branch is able to use the same payment ATM.

The installments

In addition to using debit cards and direct debit bank account, those are limits available their credit card can use it for payment of ENFIA.

In addition to the single payment of each installment or all of the tax, there is also the possibility of interest-free installments.

In particular, the interest-free installment service provides two options:

1) To pay the total tax to 9 or 12 installments depending on the bank

2) To pay each of five monthly installments in 9 or 12 interest-free installments

The number of free installment is:

12 publications cardholders of Piraeus Bank and National Bank
9 for holders of cards issued by Alpha Bank and Eurobank


http://www.inkefalonia.gr/ellada-diethni/36245-pos-na-metathesete-gia-to-apotero-mellon-tin-pliromi-tou-enfia
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Post by: HiFi on Friday, 30 October, 2015 @ 15:25:07
Does this mean you have to put money in a Greek bank? :unsure:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Karavados on Friday, 30 October, 2015 @ 16:26:55

Many thanks !  :btu:
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 24 December, 2015 @ 11:13:13
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ENFIA: The new map for joint property tax values

Financial Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alt. Finance Minister Tryfonas Alexiadis are faced with making decisions on the new objective property values around the country. Sources state that the findings submitted forecast horizontal reductions from 10-20% for middle-class areas, and smaller reductions as well as increases in working class districts. Prime real estate in top notch areas such as Mykonos or upmarket Ekali remain the same.

It remains to be seen if the government will accept the committee’s proposals, at least for working class districts where increases to objective values were found.
http://en.protothema.gr/enfia-the-new-map-for-joint-property-tax-values/
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Post by: Maik on Saturday, 09 January, 2016 @ 11:08:21
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Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis... admitted that the taxes on property imposed via the ENFIA tax were “disproportionate” and that the government considers an extension of taxes on property to those owned by Greek tax payers living abroad, in order to address the injustices in the system and make the tax fairer.
http://en.protothema.gr/government-may-abolish-vat-on-islands-alt-finmin-says/
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 @ 12:11:44
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New property tax to replace ENFIA from this year

The Single Property Tax (ENFIA) has been abolished and is to be replaced by a new tax to be based on the sum of each owner’s properties and not the individual assets.

“This new tax, which we are currently working on, will deliver the same amount of revenues, but in a fairer and more democratic way,” Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis stated on Monday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205413/article/ekathimerini/business/new-property-tax-to-replace-enfia-from-this-year
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 May, 2016 @ 13:10:50
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Taxation on plots of land to rise by 23-25 percent

Owners of land plots are among the property holders who will have to pay more tax for their assets this year, according to the new regulations concerning the Single Property Tax.

ENFIA, as the tax is known in Greece, will be amended by the bill that Parliament will vote on this Sunday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/208826/article/ekathimerini/business/taxation-on-plots-of-land-to-rise-by-23-25-percent
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 04 June, 2016 @ 12:55:19
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No end to ENFIA tax before 2031 at the earliest

The new investment incentives bill submitted in Parliament on Friday contained the shocking presumption that the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) will remain until at least 2031.

Ruling party SYRIZA had promised to abolish ENFIA – originally an extraordinary levy – but after it was voted in it has passed laws that have made it permanent.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209319/article/ekathimerini/business/no-end-to-enfia-tax-before-2031-at-the-earliest
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 09 June, 2016 @ 13:21:01
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Gov’t to offset tax refund payments to collect ENFIA tax
http://en.protothema.gr/govt-to-offset-tax-refund-payments-to-collect-enfia-tax/
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Post by: Maik on Saturday, 18 June, 2016 @ 13:32:37
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Delays mean ENFIA payments won’t start before September
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209689/article/ekathimerini/business/delays-mean-enfia-payments-wont-start-before-september
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 13:02:02
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Greeks will have to pay ENFIA tax in 4 not 6 instalments!

In an effort to collect money sooner, the Greek Finance Ministry plans to reduce the common property tax (ENFIA) instalments from 6 to 4 for the 2016 financial year.
http://en.protothema.gr/greeks-will-have-to-pay-enfia-tax-in-4-not-6-instalments/
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Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 July, 2016 @ 13:41:22
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First property tax (ENFIA) instalment due in August, says Dep. Finance Minister

Greek Deputy Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis said that taxpayers would have to pay the first property tax instalment (ENFIA) in August... Alexiadis stressed that citizens would have to pay the total amount of the property tax in five instalments until the end of the year.
http://en.protothema.gr/first-property-tax-enfia-instalment-due-in-august-says-dep-finance-minister/


Works out at one payment per month, August-December.
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Post by: BeeTee on Monday, 25 July, 2016 @ 22:28:39
ENFIA tax for 2016 in 5 installments - First one due in September
The Finance Ministry issued a statement on Monday dismissing rumors regarding tax hikes and exemptions

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The Ministry of Finance has announced the ENFIA real estate tax for 2016 will be payable in five installments, rather than four, with the first one due in September.

According to the Finance Ministry the government expects to collect the same amount via the ENFIA tax, therefore all rumors regarding hikes are false. The Ministry however noted that there is redistribution of the burden, with larger property expected to pay more, while smaller property owners will pay less. All exemptions from the real estate tax from last year will also apply this year.

Finally, the Ministry also announced that agricultural land will not be counted towards the supplementary ENFIA tax. The explanation given is that there tax payers made many mistakes in the relevant application forms and have been called to rectify them.

http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=817621
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 08 August, 2016 @ 17:59:07
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Some property owners face higher tax bill

One in three property owners will have to pay more tax this year, although for the majority the increase will be relatively small according to the Finance Ministry.

Data released Friday by the ministry show that some 2.2 million home owners will see an increase in their property tax bill, known as ENFIA.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211054/article/ekathimerini/business/some-property-owners-face-higher-tax-bill
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 12 August, 2016 @ 17:06:16
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From the start of next year, property owners in Greece will have to provide more information about land parcels, which have been exempted from the ENFIA property tax this year, a Finance Ministry official has told Kathimerini.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211194/article/ekathimerini/business/plots-of-land-to-be-added-to-enfia-tax-next-year
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 13:47:32
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Five points to watch out for in ENFIA
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211281/article/ekathimerini/business/five-points-to-watch-out-for-in-enfia


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ENFIA property tax to burden 7.3 million Greeks
http://en.protothema.gr/enfia-property-tax-to-burden-7-3-million-greeks/


Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 14:01:35
Having passed the ownership of our house on to the kids we all got a property tax bills last year.
Having read the previous post is there anyone who could explain this bit of it.

On the issue of ownership versus the right to use the property (as in cases where parents cede property to children but maintain the right to use it as long as they live), the tax will depend on the age of person using the property.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: HiFi on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 17:46:45
Pete. You need to go to the tax office and fill in form 107(b67x), stating how long you intend to live.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 21:18:34
Just tick the box next to "Till a ripe old age."   :lol:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Friday, 19 August, 2016 @ 13:44:23
That’s the idea Bryan.
HiFi our house is essentially a holiday home we have no intention of living on the island permenately. This year for instance the house will be occupied for 6 months at most and that won’t be in one stretch.
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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 @ 18:03:35
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Calculations for this year’s ENFIA property tax will be posted on the site of the General Secretariat for Information Systems (gsis.gr) by the end of the month, according to comments made to Skai by Deputy Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis.

The first installment will be due in September.

Alexiadis said that the tax would be payable in five installments, the last due in January 2017. He added that the majority of taxpayers will pay the same or less than last year.

He added that certain taxpayers will have to pay more.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211389/article/ekathimerini/business/enfia-bills-to-go-online-by-end-of-month
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Post by: BeeTee on Monday, 29 August, 2016 @ 13:31:29
Property tax notifications available online

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Property tax notifixations for property owners in Greece was available on Monday through the Finance Ministry’s online Taxisnet system.

Property owners were invited to visit www.gsis.gr for more information.

The property tax on homes, businesses and land, known as ENFIA, can be paid in five monthly instalments, with a first payment due by September 30.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/211549/article/ekathimerini/business/property-tax-notifications-available-online
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Post by: HiFi on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 @ 15:51:01
Got mine - thank you BeeTee...........
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: BeeTee on Sunday, 04 September, 2016 @ 20:29:57
Plan to replace ENFIA with unified VAT property tax in the pipelines
Calculation of new VAT property tax based on total value of property
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According to a report by newspaper ‘Imerisia’, the Greek government plans to replace the common property tax (ENFIA) with a hiked VAT property tax. The newspaper reveals that the Finance Ministry is considering scrapping the current ENFIA property tax and introducing a unified propriety tax imposed on all properties both registered and unregistered. Other provisions will include the abolition of property tax per square metre, which is currently in force, with the introduction of a system that calculates the aggregate property value of every taxpayer. This estimation of the new property tax will be calculated on the basis of a progressive rate without the provision of any tax free threshold. The scale rate will include multiple coefficients and property value rates, with the first coefficient to be placed for property valued at 30,000 or 50,000 Euros. The coefficients will follow a graduated rate and increase depending on the value of the total property. According to ‘Imerisia’, the Finance Ministry task force responsible for the new tax has not decided as to what property prices will constitute the basis for calculating the new tax in 2017, as the readjustment of the objective property values to the real market values has been put off till the second half of 2017.

http://en.protothema.gr/plan-to-replace-enfia-with-unified-vat-property-tax-in-the-pipelines/

Why do they want to keep changing things.   :dunno: 
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis on Monday, 05 September, 2016 @ 10:04:54
Plan to replace ENFIA with unified VAT property tax in the pipelines
Calculation of new VAT property tax based on total value of property
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According to a report by newspaper ‘Imerisia’, the Greek government plans to replace the common property tax (ENFIA) with a hiked VAT property tax. The newspaper reveals that the Finance Ministry is considering scrapping the current ENFIA property tax and introducing a unified propriety tax imposed on all properties both registered and unregistered. Other provisions will include the abolition of property tax per square metre, which is currently in force, with the introduction of a system that calculates the aggregate property value of every taxpayer. This estimation of the new property tax will be calculated on the basis of a progressive rate without the provision of any tax free threshold. The scale rate will include multiple coefficients and property value rates, with the first coefficient to be placed for property valued at 30,000 or 50,000 Euros. The coefficients will follow a graduated rate and increase depending on the value of the total property. According to ‘Imerisia’, the Finance Ministry task force responsible for the new tax has not decided as to what property prices will constitute the basis for calculating the new tax in 2017, as the readjustment of the objective property values to the real market values has been put off till the second half of 2017.

http://en.protothema.gr/plan-to-replace-enfia-with-unified-vat-property-tax-in-the-pipelines/

Why do they want to keep changing things.   :dunno:

When was anything ever stable and dependable in this loony country?  They can't get anything right...    :oki:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Monday, 05 September, 2016 @ 10:07:03
Taxed unregistered property!  :lol:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 09 September, 2016 @ 18:14:53
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Alexiadis: “Not possible for charities to avoid ENFIA tax”
Due to no clear legal distinction between charitable institutions and non-profit legal entities
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=827034


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Mitsotakis promises 30% cut in ENFIA
http://en.protothema.gr/mitsotakis-promises-30-cut-in-enfia/
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 @ 16:57:21
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ENFIA property tax to be still around next year

The government will be tweaking the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) rather than abolishing it, statements by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggested at the Thessaloniki International Fair over the weekend, while opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Skai TV that the tax could go down 30 percent within two years if he were elected.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211974/article/ekathimerini/business/enfia-property-tax-to-be-still-around-next-year


The money has to come from somewhere...


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More charges for owners renting or selling their properties

Property owners are bracing for another poll tax, on top of ENFIA, as the government is introducing additional costs and red tape for those planning to rent out or sell their assets.

Owners will have to spend an average of 1,000 euros on new documents needed for those transactions, such as the electronic identity of each building, a certificate of town planning compliance and a certificate of payment of the local authority property levy (TAP), according to a bill being drafted by the government.

This comes on top of the energy certificate and the obligation to produce a certificate for ENFIA payment.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/211971/article/ekathimerini/business/more-charges-for-owners-renting-or-selling-their-properties
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 13 October, 2016 @ 18:28:09
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Government seeking to reduce ENFIA tax for vulnerable social groups

With public revenue on the rise, the government is hopeful that it will have the opportunity to carry out the changes....

Under the latest bailout agreement, the Greek government has to collect 2.65 billion euros from real estate, which suggests that the burden will in turn be passed on to the other taxpayers.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=836111
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 31 October, 2016 @ 17:14:10
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Various changes under consideration as regards property taxation next year

A cloud of confusion continues to hover over what changes the public can expect next in property taxation. Government sources are now saying the capital gains tax will not be reintroduced in 2017 after all, while the plan to start calculating the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) based on value rather than size will also be shelved for now.

The ENFIA changes planned will likely concern a “mild form” (to avoid an excessive burden on farmers) of the supplementary tax to be imposed on cultivated land.

Changes may also include the full exemption from ENFIA of those with an annual income of 9,000 euros or less and property valued at less than 85,000 euros for non-married owners and 150,000 euros for married owners.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213256/article/ekathimerini/business/various-changes-under-consideration-as-regards-property-taxation-next-year
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 18 November, 2016 @ 16:53:49
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The Single Property Tax (ENFIA) is to undergo significant changes from 2017 after the Council of State ruled that the method used to calculate the tax for four areas in the country was illegal on the grounds that it did not take into account their special features in the assessment of their objective values (property rates used for tax purposes).
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213831/article/ekathimerini/business/cos-verdict-upsets-enfia-plan
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Friday, 24 February, 2017 @ 12:19:29
More changes planned. http://www.ekathimerini.com/216475/article/ekathimerini/business/govt-plans-property-tax-changes
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: TonyKath on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 @ 16:53:03
How do you peeps on Kef keep track of all this - apart from GGi of course!

Lots of earnings for accountants presumably.  :oki:

Tony

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 01 March, 2017 @ 16:23:41
Not sure this adds anything to the info in Pete's link, looks like we're still on the same track:

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Property tax to remain for 2017-18; 'fairer' tax eyed after 2019

The Greek government is, by all accounts, aiming to retain a property tax (ENFIA) for this year and 2018, which despite its unpopularity, has proven to be a dependable revenue source for the state budget.

Any changes will come after 2018, when the leftist government will reportedly unveil what it calls a "fairer" property tax, one that will ostensibly reduce the overall revenue total from the specific measure by 35 to 40 percent.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1209407/property-tax-to-remain-for-2017-18-fairer-tax-eyed-after-2019
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Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 17:10:27
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No change to ‘objective values’ before 2018

The property rates used for tax purposes (known as “objective values”) will not be adjusted before next year after all, and neither will the Single Property Tax (ENFIA).

The new rates will form the basis for the 2018 ENFIA, but the fiscal result will be exactly the same for state coffers, with 2.65 billion euros of revenues being foreseen. New objective values will bring changes to the rates used for the calculation of the tax, and it is highly likely that several exemptions from ENFIA will be abolished as of next year.

Any expectations that owners may have clung onto that ENFIA might be abolished altogether – as government officials pledge year after year – are vanishing.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218115/article/ekathimerini/business/no-change-to-objective-values-before-2018
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 17:11:09
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Fresh contribution hike lies in store for 1.4 million workers

Fresh demands are about to be made on 1.4 million freelance workers, self-employed professionals and farmers, as according to the new updated bailout agreement, the country’s creditors are insisting on an increase in social security contributions.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218042/article/ekathimerini/business/fresh-contribution-hike-lies-in-store-for-14-million-workers
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 @ 02:58:33
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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.

All pay notices will have to be uploaded on Taxisnet or aade.gr by end-August for the first tranche of five to be payable by end-September and the last at end-January 2018.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220390/article/ekathimerini/business/enfia-notices-to-come-by-end-august
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 August, 2017 @ 14:35:07
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Property tax notices in Greece electronically dispatched ; 3.153 bln€ budgeted for state coffers

Annual property tax payment notices were electronically sent to roughly seven million owners with at least one holding to their name in Greece over the weekend.

...the total sum imposed on property owners for 2017 in Greece comes to 3.153 billion euros, of which 2.7 billion are owed by individuals and 448 million by legal entities, such as companies, funds, non-profit institutions etc.

The ENFIA tax has been one of the most unpopular taxes imposed in Greece over recent memory, with the previous Samaras government losing much of its popularity over the measure, and with the then leftist SYRIZA party promising to abolishing the tax "in full", when it was in the opposition.

Nevertheless, following the signing of the third memorandum by the current SYRIZA-led leftist-rightist government, the ENFIA tax has been entrenched even more.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1270469/property-tax-notices-in-greece-electronically-dispatched-3153-bln-budgeted-for-state-coffers

Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 @ 22:11:05
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Two of Greece's best-known children's charities have been hit with an expensive property tax bill for 2017, with the SOS Children's Villages slapped with a 95,000-euro bill and the "Smile of the Child" organization handed a more than 70,000-euro obligation.

In a press release on Tuesday, the first charity said the annual property tax bill is "unbearable" and equals the cost of the yearly operation of a children's and family support center. SOS Children's Villages also said it receives no state funding for its programs and decried the fact that no provision has been made for tax breaks towards charities and benevolent organizations.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1270990/well-known-greek-childrens-charity-decries-unbearable-property-tax-burden
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Friday, 29 September, 2017 @ 15:34:50
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Deadline day for payment of 2.3 billion euros in taxes

Friday is the deadline for more than 7 million taxpayers for the payment of the first tranche of the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) and the second installment of income tax.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222045/article/ekathimerini/business/deadline-day-for-payment-of-23-billion-euros-in-taxes
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 30 November, 2017 @ 19:08:51
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New objective values put off till end-March

This means either a rate hike for the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) or its replacement with the Large Property Tax (FMAP) to shift the load onto owners of medium-size and large properties to make the annual revenue target of 2.65 billion euros.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223733/article/ekathimerini/business/new-objective-values-put-off-till-end-march
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 December, 2017 @ 11:10:12
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Gov’t back to drawing board on 2018 ENFIA

Next year’s Single Property Tax (ENFIA) is evolving into a major problem for the government, as by May it will have to present Parliament with a bill including the new rates, as well as to decide which owners will bear the brunt of the load for 2018.

The adjustment of “objective values” (the property rates used for tax purposes), which must be completed within the first quarter of 2018, is forcing the government back to the drawing board for the ENFIA, as the agreement with its creditors provides for bringing objective values to market prices. This will lead to an increase in the taxable values in low-income neighborhoods and a decline in expensive areas such as the capital’s Voula, Ekali and Psychico.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/224242/article/ekathimerini/business/govt-back-to-drawing-board-on-2018-enfia
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: pete.c on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 @ 12:48:52
Voula, Ekali and Psychico, wouldn’t happen to be the areas where most of the MP’s live by any chance.
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: jeanskala on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 @ 14:09:11
I know that Ekali is a very prosperous area where lots of ship owners and high flyers live....
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 03 March, 2018 @ 20:32:56
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Bigger tax bill for owners of large property

A number of court decisions and the exemption of property owners who have suffered damage due to earthquakes resulted in a 340.6-million-euro shortfall in the revenues expected from the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) last year.

In that case the ministry will need to adjust its ENFIA rates, adding to the load imposed on taxpayers. It is likely that owners of properties valued at 200,000 euros and over will have to pay more.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/226381/article/ekathimerini/business/bigger-tax-bill-for-owners-of-large-property
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 March, 2018 @ 08:52:25
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New objective values to soar outside Athens

The process of bringing Greece’s taxable property rates (known as objective values) in line with actual market prices will lead to a considerable hike of between 20 and 40 percent for the vast majority of cities and regions outside the capital, according to proposals being submitted by surveyors.

The rise of the short-term rental market has played a decisive role in the increase of market rates.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/226858/article/ekathimerini/business/new-objective-values-to-soar-outside-athens
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 22 March, 2018 @ 21:19:31
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Objective values to rise for 60 pct of property zones

The adjusted property rates used for taxation purposes (known as “objective values”) will be increased in 6,070 zones around the country, Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou stated on Thursday. Speaking on Sto Kokkino radio, she added that the state revenues from the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) will remain the same.

Generally, the objective values in the Ionian islands, the northern Aegean and the majority of tourism destinations will see an increase.

Sources say the government is considering keeping the ENFIA charges the same as they are now, and opting instead to shift the extra load to the supplementary property tax. The rates for ENFIA will therefore be lower than last year for all owners and the difference in revenues will be covered by the 500,000 owners with property valued at over 200,000 euros.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227004/article/ekathimerini/business/objective-values-to-rise-for-60-pct-of-property-zones
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 @ 11:37:16
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New objective values to be issued in June, with many ENFIA hikes

Greece’s 7 million property owners will find out next month what the new taxable rates in their area will be, ahead of receiving their Single Property Tax (ENFIA) pay notices in the last few days of August.

Kathimerini understands that, following the adjustment, the losers will be the owners of properties with current zone rates ranging from 750 to 1,500 euros per square meter. In those areas ENFIA will rise between 3.5 and 21.6 percent, and in a handful of cases the increase will amount to 62 percent from last year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/228404/article/ekathimerini/business/new-objective-values-to-be-issued-in-june-with-many-enfia-hikes
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 @ 14:22:44
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New property tax rates to be introduced over three years

The Finance Ministry is processing a plan for the gradual application of the new "objective values" (property rates used for tax purposes) so as to spread the extra burden on property owners over three years.

This way millions of owners won’t have to pay a massively increased bill for their Single Property Tax (ENFIA) bill this August as the country prepares for its exit from the bailout program, but instead just a third of the additional tax due.

However, the creditors have not yet approved this plan, and that is not going to happen before early June, when they get the final data on the ENFIA test calculation based on the new rates.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/228900/article/ekathimerini/business/new-property-tax-rates-to-be-introduced-over-three-years
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 @ 20:53:29
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday dampened any hopes of across-the-board reductions in Greece's unpopular property tax (ENFIA), telling deputies elected with ruling SYRIZA party that 67 percent of property owners in the country would see no change in rates for this year, compared to 2017.
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1357334/finmin-67-of-property-owners-to-pay-same-tax-in-2018-no-reply-on-query-over-pending-pension-cuts


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Finance ministry teams are feverishly preparing this year’s new real estate valuations and the resulting changes in real estate taxes, which will be higher for over one million property owners.

Finance Minister Euclid Tskalatos told SYRIZA MPs yesterday that 67 percent of property owners will not face a higher property tax than last year due to the new real estate valuations.

Tsakalotos said that 18 percent of property owners will have a slight real estate tax reduction, but 15 percent, an estimated one million, will suffer a real estate tax hike.

Properties in working class neighbourhoods (where tax valuations were low), tourist areas, and the islands will be those that will be burdened from the tax hikes.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=987178
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 07 June, 2018 @ 13:33:56
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1 million owners will be asked to pay a higher ENFIA this year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/229357/article/ekathimerini/business/supplementary-property-tax-threshold-likely-to-be-raised

"asked"  :hmm:
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 @ 18:58:45
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ENFIA hikes for 1 mln owners

The data on the adjusted property rates used for tax purposes (known as “objective values”) that the Finance Ministry released on Tuesday showed that for 946,671 households and 7,126 enterprises, the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) will grow this year by up to 200 euros, or a little more in some cases... in densely populated areas, on Greece’s islands and at tourism destinations in general.

Tax experts warn that besides the ENFIA hikes, thousands of owners, particularly at tourism destinations, should brace for income tax hikes too as the rise in objective values will also raise the total value of their assets on which their income tax is also calculated, known in Greek as “tekmiria.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/229571/article/ekathimerini/business/enfia-hikes-for-1-mln-owners
Title: Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 16 June, 2018 @ 08:59:20
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Increases of up to 61.54 percent and reductions of up to 37.5 percent delineate the breadth of new objective tax criteria approved by the finance ministry this week - rates on which property taxes will be based for 2018. 

Higher rates were approved for several "working class" or middle-class districts in the greater Athens area, such as Keratea, Perama and Drapetsona, as well as on Crete and other islands. At the same time, pricey inner city Athens districts will also witness property rate hikes.

Conversely, many of the more affluent districts of Athens and Thessaloniki will see objective tax criteria fall, given that in previous years such rates were judged to be exorbitantly high.

However, the majority of rates by which the property tax (ENFIA) is calculated remained the same.
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1360854/new-objective-tax-criteria-rates-for-property-approved-by-finance-ministry