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Property tax shambles
« on: Tuesday, 05 August, 2014 @ 00:13:17 »
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The Finance Ministry’s online posting of dues for the new Single Property Ownership Tax (ENFIA) on Monday gave the jitters to hundreds of thousands of taxpayers, as tax notifications were evidently based on a plethora of omissions and faulty data.

Tax accountants argued that properties were overtaxed in no less than 457 districts across the country, while tax officials referred citizens protesting the exorbitant sums calculated to ministry headquarters. The Finance Ministry itself issued a statement admitting distortions and omissions – which it said will be corrected – but made no reference to whether the first of five installments, due at the end of the month, would have to be paid regardless.

Critics pointed out that some of the mistakes were inexusably blatant. Families with three children or more and earthquake victims on the island of Cephalonia, for example, were not partly exempted despite a specification in the law.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_04/08/2014_541934