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Offline Maik

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POS payments
« on: Friday, 21 April, 2017 @ 13:33:19 »
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Three Months for Greek Tourism Businesses to Install POS Devices

Tourism related service providers including hotels, travel agencies and car hire businesses across Greece, have three months time to install POS (point-of-sale) devices enabling customers to pay by credit card or face penalties, according to an April 13 decision signed jointly by the finance and economy ministries.

Hotels, hospitality units, rooms to let, car and bike rentals, recreation and sea sport hire, camp grounds, travel agencies and tour operators are among a long list of businesses required by law to offer the option of POS payment to customers.

The Greek government introduced POS systems in efforts to crack down on tax evasion. Greeks are now obliged to pay by credit card for their daily transactions if they wish to qualify for tax deductions.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/04/20/three-months-greek-tourism-businesses-pos-devices

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Re: POS payments
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 06 July, 2017 @ 14:24:11 »
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No exceptions are foreseen in a law mandating the obligatory installation of electronic transaction terminals (POS) by businesses and self-employed professionals by a July 27 deadline, with the measure also covering several professional castes, such as physicians, lawyers and civil engineers.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1256332/finance-ministry-officials-legal-challenge-to-pos-terminals-by-bar-association-deflected-deadline-is-July-27

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Re: POS payments
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 06 July, 2017 @ 17:21:33 »
Why is ot the Greeks feel obliged to think up such a load of impenetrable red tape.  The current crop of idiotic rules and regulations being brought in because of "austerity" is only the latest example of red tape besetting the Greeks.  It makes a lot of work for the civil servant bureaucracy but wasn't reducing the size of this bureaucracy, both to reduce the enormous cost and try and cut down on corruption, one of the Troika's requirements?

When I was staying in Kef recently the opinion of several small business owners was that the government was deliberately trying to make all the regulations, from EKA to the numbers of sun loungers and brollies, so complicate that mistakes were inevitable and big fines collected.  Another form of taxation.

When I was in Katelios I was surprised by the police cars that patrolled the village every day (not a place famous for it's lager louts).  On two occasions numbers of taverna owners were taken off to the police station in Argostoli and bailed at 500euro per person.  On conviction the fines were likely to be c5-6000 per offence.

Left to themselves the SME could be instrumental in dragging Greece out of the mire it is in but I expect that is the last thing the Krauts want.

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Re: POS payments
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 @ 18:22:54 »
In Ioannina nearly 2 months back many small shops had often hand-written signs in the windows saying they did not have a POS machine.  At least they are only "optional" from the customers point of view... so far. 

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Re: POS payments
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 24 July, 2017 @ 09:38:58 »
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THURSDAY

Deadline for the installation of card terminals (PoS) by 85 categories of self-employed professionals such as lawyers and doctors.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220318/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda