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Taxing tourism
« on: Friday, 29 December, 2017 @ 13:49:36 »
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Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures to take effect in 2018.

Airbnb-style rentals, a stayover tax and uniform VAT rates across Greece (no exception for the islands) are among eight new measures aiming to boost weak state coffers by 951 million euros.
https://news.gtp.gr/2017/12/27/greek-tourism-sector-shoulder-tax-burden-2018


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Greek Hoteliers Unclear About New ‘Stayover Tax’

Greek hoteliers are unclear regarding the details surrounding the new stayover tax, which is expected to take effect on January 1, 2018.

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) on Thursday said that all involved — Greek hoteliers, partners in and outside Greece and Greek and foreign customers — are confused regarding the details of the new tax and wondering when the government will publish the necessary decision, which lists necessary clarifications and other information in regards to the new tax.

According to a study by Grant Thornton, the stayover tax is ultimately expected to cause losses to the Greek economy to the tune of some 340 million euros.
https://news.gtp.gr/2017/12/28/greek-hoteliers-unclear-new-stayover-tax

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Re: Taxing tourism
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 29 December, 2017 @ 21:06:43 »
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Greek stayover levy to be charged separately

The Finance Ministry in Athens announced on Friday that the stayover levy imposed on all types of tourism accommodation as of January 1, 2018 will only be covered by the guests and not the hoteliers.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/224525/article/ekathimerini/business/greek-stayover-levy-to-be-charged-separately