Message posted by daveyh on 29 September 2011 at 1:03pm - IP Logged
From todays 9(at)9 in the Athens News;
# PROPERTIED PANGALOS He says he feels the pain, but few believe him. In a bizarre interview yesterday on private Mega TV, Deputy PM Theodoros Pangalos said that he will have difficulty in paying the new property tax. “I have to pay 7,500 euros under this property tax, but I don’t have this money,” Pangolos claimed, adding that he would have to sell one of his 59 real-estate properties to raise the money. When asked what he would do if he couldn’t find a buyer, Pangalos, who earned more than 640,000 euros last year, answered that Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos “can come and arrest me”.
If ever an interview shows how hard it will be to enforce the Property Tax this is it.
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 29 September 2011 at 3:05pm - IP Logged
600k euros and 59 properties and he cannot pay! No wonder Greece are where they are with people like this!!
Sid ari ... It is a total nonsense and will only strive to force people out of Greece from the likes of the UK providing they can sell their property of course! Greece has lost the plot sadly and will in turn drive away tourists in the coming years.
Message posted by GUV1 on 29 September 2011 at 8:47pm - IP Logged
If you have a property here you have to show how you are funding it. If you come here for a couple of weeks or more, transfer the money here for your visit. You have utility bills and now this tax to pay for so you can transfer something at least. Every little helps.
Message posted by JohnandHilary (Reborn) on 06 October 2011 at 9:10pm - IP Logged
The new property tax is here, bills already sent out in town. The amount you will have to pay depends in which zone your property is situated, and the sqr mtr of the property.
Resorts and beach properties will pay more than rural property. Expect the average to be around 4 euro per square metre, also property less than 20 years old will face an additional levy of between 0.5 to 1.5 percent, houses built within the last 4 years will pay the higher rate.
Message posted by panv on 07 October 2011 at 12:28am - IP Logged
The property tax if it comes in will go onto the electtric bill but thay have sed that thay will not inperlment cutting people off. What you are saying is only heir say. So many storys are popping up, gust sit tight and see what happens.
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 07 October 2011 at 12:49am - IP Logged
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