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Offline BeeTee

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Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« on: Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 20:43:45 »
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Tourists are being encouraged to pay with plastic during their holidays in Greece – and to always ask for a receipt – by a new campaign from the country’s tax authority.

The “Apodixi_Please” (Receipt, Please) campaign of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) is being promoted on posters and online (aade.gr/apodixi).

“Welcome to Greece! We would like to inform you about your consumer rights. All hotels, restaurants and shops are obliged to accept debit/credit cards. You are not obliged to pay if you don’t get a receipt. So, ask to pay by card. Ask for a receipt,” the posters state.

“It’s so simply to say it in Greek! ‘Apodixi_Please.’”

The AADE tells tourists that card payments will ensure that the taxes that area already included in the price of the goods or services they are purchasing will end up in state coffers to the benefit of the economy.

“By using your card for your payments and asking for a receipt, you help the Greek tax administration collect taxes that are already included in the price you pay. Practically, you contribute to Greece’s financial recovery and offer us the opportunity to provide you with even better services next time you come to our country,” its website says.

The AADE also underlines that to be legal, receipts must bear the 9-digit tax number of the business as well as a 40-digit code at the end. It also points out that taxi drivers and kiosks are not obliged to accept card payments.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/231675/article/ekathimerini/news/taxman-encourages-tourists-to-pay-by-card

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 10:46:07 »
So, all down to whether you want to aid the Taxman or the Bar/Taverna owner

Always reminded of a line in a film, whose title I can't recall

"..only two things in life are certain, death and taxes, unless you're Greek..."

ps - 'apodixi - please'??!!  why not 'apodixi - parakalo'?  Absolutely potty
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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 13:24:10 »
"..only two things in life are certain, death and taxes, unless you're Greek..."

 :pml:

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 14:01:16 »
The film I couldn't recall is Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

Think any Richard Curtis film, with a Greek slant.
Clichéd, predictable, and thoroughly enjoyable!


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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:15:07 »
ps - 'apodixi - please'??!!  why not 'apodixi - parakalo'?  Absolutely potty

:hmm: Maybe the English "please" is easier to understand, I've heard quite a few (Brit) tourists pronounce it "Para Carlo"

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:35:38 »



https://www.aade.gr/apodixi

Water x2 12€, ice tea x3 24€, village salad x1 12€, houmous x1 9€ - looking at those prices I'd definitely want the taverna paying the tax office the tax included on my bill!

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:41:34 »
ps - 'apodixi - please'??!!  why not 'apodixi - parakalo'?  Absolutely potty

 :hmm: Maybe the English "please" is easier to understand, I've heard quite a few (Brit) tourists pronounce it "Para Carlo"

 :dunno:
You car is toe for that, Maik!!  ;)

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:26:53 »
Re the receipt, Where is that well known taverna called Blablabla is it near Neioxi bay?

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Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 16:27:18 »
"...looking at those prices I'd definitely want the taverna paying the tax office the tax included on my bill!..."
Fiskardo?