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Offline sueandmikeakablondegirl

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Room tax
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »
Has anyone any news on the room tax that is supposed to be enforced in 2018?



Offline turkeyfoot

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Re: Room tax
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 02:10:55 PM »
Hi
See copy of a press release dated June 16th
The General Secretariat of Public Revenue on Thursday issued a circular that includes details on how a new levy will be charged to Greek accommodation units.
The new levy — or the so-called “stayover tax” — will be imposed as of January 1, 2018, to hotels and furnished rooms/apartments for rent and calculated based on the number of overnight stays and the category of the accommodation unit, ranging from 50 cents to four euros per room.
One- and two-star hotels will be charged 0.50 euros, three-star hotels 1,50 euros, four-star hotels 3,00 euros and 5-star hotels 4,00 euros.
One- and two-key furnished rooms/apartments will be charged 0.25 euros, three-key furnished rooms/apartments 0.50 euros and four-key furnished rooms/apartments 1,00 euro.
The new levy is part of an austerity package passed by the Greek government in May.
Geoff
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Offline Jo Wissett

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Re: Room tax
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 03:28:35 PM »
Vasilios from the Marina hotel has posted that the vast majority of accommodation in Arillas is no more than 3* so that should not really break the bank for most of us



Offline turkeyfoot

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Re: Room tax
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
Hi
As the Greek economy continues to struggle under their mountain of debt and Germany’s refusal to be lenient on their loan repayments I feel sure the tax will increase. In the short term a tourist tax is an easy way to raise revenue.
(The  of the 30% vat reduction for the Greek islands for tourism has already been removed.)
In parts of Spain the tax is per person per night with under 16 yr olds exempt
Geoff


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Offline sueandmikeakablondegirl

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Re: Room tax
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone