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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Thread: Greek Taxes 2
10-01-10, 06:56 #1
Greek Taxes 2
10-01-10, 11:02 #2Registered User
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So how much is a beer, wine and a pkt of tobacco?
10-01-10, 11:58 #3
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.....
10-01-10, 12:02 #4
10-01-10, 17:44 #5
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.