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    Well, the tax rises have started, 20% on alcohol and 12.5% on tobacco.

    I suppose we'll all have to sit back and wait to see what's next and how it is going to efffect the rest of us........


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    So how much is a beer, wine and a pkt of tobacco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prescott56 View Post
    So how much is a beer, wine and a pkt of tobacco?

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    The duty increases have only just published so there's not been time for it to take effect yet.

    At the taverna's a 500cl of lager varies from 2.5 to 3.5, 500cl of house red or half kilo as it's measured is circa 5 and a pack of 20 is circa 3.30. I'll leave you to do the sums but I believe the drink duty increase relates to the alcohol content therefore having a greater effect on spirits.

    None of the rises on the above items are unexpected but the certainty of taxes rising / being levied on boats and fuel etc increases. If VAT/IVA is also raised it will be added across the board of course.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpygit View Post
    The duty increases have only just published so there's not been time for it to take effect yet.

    At the taverna's a 500cl of lager varies from 2.5 to 3.5, 500cl of house red or half kilo as it's measured is circa 5 and a pack of 20 is circa 3.30. I'll leave you to do the sums but I believe the drink duty increase relates to the alcohol content therefore having a greater effect on spirits.

    None of the rises on the above items are unexpected but the certainty of taxes rising / being levied on boats and fuel etc increases. If VAT/IVA is also raised it will be added across the board of course.....

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    O! the end of greece is nigh

    and the rest of europe as well

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    On Kefalonia, my local watering hole a bottle of Amstel, Mythos is 2 euros, a packet of cigs Assos similar to embassy is 2.20 euros a pack.
    Just come back from the bar, we have had powercuts today, the Greeks are up in arms about tax increases, tommorrow is a national strike everything is shut down.
    A major problem is due to the need to collect taxes all retail outlets have to use a electronic till from now on. This means a receipt has to be given from garages, periptero(kiosk) tradesmen everyone! This does not go down well to say the least. We are local so when we go to a Taverna for a meal we are never given a bill, matters not to us, the only time you get a bill receipt is when the taxman is in town. You have a serious tax evasion problem in Greece, the big bar owners drive a BMW or huge 4 track yet only claim to earn 6000 euros a year, of course this does not add up to the tax man
    The problem does not just apply to Greece, Europe is in financial do do, as the song goes--there may be trouble ahead-- I think we can all expect to have to dig a little deeper until things get sorted out.

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