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  • Greek reverse charge on IT equipment

    Changes to the reverse charge in Greece Domestic reverse charge in Greece has been extended to supplies of IT equipment. Last 1 August 2017 the Greek government amended the current VAT law to introduce changes to the reverse charge scheme on supplies of laptops, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and personal computers. Greece is the latest country in Europe to introduce this widely extended reverse charge on these products. The Directive allows Members States to apply reverse charge on certain...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 08/09/2017 17:57
  • Direct VAT registrations in Greece now easier

    A more simplified and direct process for all VAT registrations in Greece Greece has simplified the process to move from a registration via fiscal representative to a direct VAT registration.  The government started allowing direct VAT registrations in Greece only in 2013. In practice, for those already registered, it was difficult to move from a registration via fiscal representative to a direct registration without losing the initial VAT number and going through the complete registration process again.  Following the changes...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 30/11/2016 19:48
  • Greek VAT exemption for airlines

    VAT exemptions for air passenger transport in Greece A VAT exemption in Greece is currently allowed on air passenger transport provided a number of conditions are met. The main requirement is that more than 50% of the total revenue of the airline comes from international flights. The Greek government has now clarified the application of this condition on Greek permanent establishments of foreign airlines. In this respect, permanent establishments of foreign companies must take into account their total income and...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 25/10/2016 18:00
  • Offsetting Greek VAT credits against customs obligations

    Changes to the VAT credits in Greece Last 6 September 2016, the Greek tax authorities published guidelines on the procedure to offset customs liabilities against VAT credits. As in many other countries, the tax authorities in Greece can review any tax liability before accepting a VAT refund. These liabilities can be related to other tax obligations such as corporate tax or excise duties. This month, the authorities have clarified the procedure in which VAT refunds are balanced against outstanding customs duty...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 26/09/2016 18:03
  • Greek postponed import VAT accounting

    Import VAT accounting postponed in Greece The conditions for the application of postponed import VAT accounting in Greece have been updated. Currently, businesses importing goods in Greece can avoid the payment of import VAT by reporting these VAT amounts as input and output VAT in their VAT return. This system normally has a nil payment effect for the taxpayers (except for partially exempt businesses), hence providing a cash flow advantage for importers in Greece. How can import VAT accounting be...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 25/09/2016 17:54