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15-11-13, 10:06 #21
15-11-13, 11:08 #22
15-11-13, 11:18 #23
Personally, I think that liveaboards in Greece get off pretty lightly when you consider all the taxes that those who live in houses here have to pay.
Just my opinion of course.
JohnBeneteau First 28ft in the Med.
15-11-13, 11:45 #24
C,mon, the local taxes you pay in Greece are very much less than they are here in the UK.
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15-11-13, 12:26 #25
Suicides in Greece are up nearly 400%! 37% of the population are unemployed and get no benefits yet the government says that if you are alive you must have an “assumed income” and tax you on this. My partner has not worked for almost three years yet her tax bill for last year was 400 Euros on a zero income! Don’t pay it and they take your property. The Greek government is just like the UK. They chase & harass the little people while the big fish, who can fight back, are left alone. Do you wonder that the little people riot?
You think that the Greek bail outs are paid by UK taxpayers. No one has given Greece any money! The money Greece has received is a loan at 6% interest and 80% of the loans have been used to repay the French and German banks. The majority of the loans did not help Greece – they saved the French and German banks! Incidentally, the EU borrowed the cash from the IMF at 2% and LOANED IT to Greece at 6%. With friends like the EU who needs enemies?
As for my personal taxes, my tax free allowance here is 3,000 Euros (in the UK it would be 9,000 plus Pounds. The tax rate here is also higher. My property tax is over 1200 Euros, Then there is the “Solidarity tax”, Mobile phone tax, Car tax (most expensive in Europe) etc, etc.
Believe me, Greek taxes are far higher than those in the UK. If the cost of living here was not lower than the UK I would return tomorrow.
JohnBeneteau First 28ft in the Med.
15-11-13, 12:51 #26
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15-11-13, 13:01 #27
15-11-13, 14:22 #28
IF this happens I wonder how it will effect the Turks who sneak in and out, a sharp decrease in liquior sales in Symi will pi55 off a few locals to say the least.
Anyway no point in getting your knickers in twist over what may come to nothing.Lidl, Because life did not turn out the way you thought.
15-11-13, 14:46 #29
How has it changed? Well for a start every business, and the self employed, now has to have a government supplied cash register (cost 600 Euros). Even taxis have to have one. To ensure that receipts are given a law was passed that it you don’t give a bill (or receipt) the customer does not have to pay. Also every taxpayer has to submit receipts, with their tax return, to the value of their tax free allowance. No receipts – no tax allowance. OK, non residents here (tourists & live aboards) do help tax evasion by not asking for/getting receipts but you can hardly blame the Greeks for the actions of tourists.
In the UK about 20% (I’m guessing) of the workers are self employed and have some opportunity to fiddle their tax returns. The rest are on PAYE and have little alternative but to pay their full dues. In Greece it is reversed and 80% are self employed (again a rough guess) so more people have the opportunity to avoid taxes hence the measures outlined above were taken. I would doubt that the Greek self employed are anymore dishonest than the British, there are just more of them!
Do you get a receipt from your boat guardian? If not you are aiding and abetting tax evasion!
Last edited by Retired in Crete; 15-11-13 at 14:48. Reason: punctuation!Beneteau First 28ft in the Med.
15-11-13, 14:54 #30Registered User
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