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Offline Maik

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New austerity measures
« on: Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 @ 12:42:18 »
Eight new tax, revenue measures in Greece as of Jan. 1, 2018

Eight new tax and revenue measures are only days away from being implemented in still bailout-dependent Greece, with the target being another 951 million euros for state coffers in 2018.

As with previous such austerity measures, both in the first two bailout memorandums and in the current one passed by the leftist-rightist coalition government, the brunt will again be borne by wage-earners, pensioners, property owners and, in a new twist, tourism rental businesses.

The eight austerity measures include:

- imposition of an "Airbnb" tax on the short-term leasing of lodgings

- imposition of an overnight stay tax at hotels and rented apartments, a bitterly opposed measure on the part of the country's all-important tourism industry

Offline TonyKath

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Re: New austerity measures
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 @ 13:23:58 »
Doesn't say what the rates are.  Will certainly affect those of us booking direct with accomm providers - ?? plus package hols??

But does include:

elimination of a tax deduction for Parliament deputies and judicial officials, a measure that affects only a few thousand taxpayers in the country, and high salaried ones at that.


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Re: New austerity measures
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 @ 18:52:23 »
"Short Term Leasing" as distinct from Rental? - there is a difference