Living in Greece

A practical guide to moving, living, working & traveling in Greece, plus musing and misadventures from an American in Athens

List of tax offices in Greece

Greek tax office - EforiaPhoto from enet.gr

The eforia, Dieuthynsi Oikonomikon Ypiresion/Διεύθυνση Οικονομικών Υπηρεσιών (DOY/ΔΟΥ) or Greek tax authority offices are easily found in map books available for purchase at any periptero (kiosk), with their locations marked. If for some reason you do not own one or cannot read Greek, please find them below.

All business is done in person and in Greek. There is no central or official eforia website in which to conduct business online or download forms because each municipality is only responsible for providing an informational site. All transactions require an ΑΦΜ/AFM (ah feh mee) or Greek tax ID number, which is different than an AMKA or Greek social security number.

The Ministry of Finance offers limited information and services at www.gsis.gr in Greek. Filing taxes online can be done at taxisnet.gr, also only in Greek.

On July August 8, 2011 the government began reducing the number of tax offices, then closed 49 locations on October 22, 2012; 51 more on January 14, and 19 island locations on June 17, 2013.

In the future, no transactions with taxpayers will be handled at remaining locations. All documents, certificates, licenses, receipts and tax filings will be done electronically or at 99 Taxpayer Service Centers (KEF) within/near KEP Citizen Service Centres to replace 127 withdrawn tax offices. All payments will be processed electronically or by banks.

*Article last updated January 1, 2014. Currently being updated with new information to reflect closures; it is not difficult, just time consuming and tedious.

Number of tax offices

Depending on who you believe, there are between 213-345 tax offices in Greece. Kathimerini says 213 or 290, Naftemporiki says 241, official government websites say 285, Ta Nea says 288 and Ministry of Finance employees I contacted say 223 and 345. Discrepancies are common, and a variety of sources were used to independently verify the information contained in this post.

After the reduction, there will be only 30 to 75 114 offices across the mainland and Greek islands.

Photo from tovima.gr

Hours of operation

DOY/Eforia/Greek tax offices are lawfully obligated to open from 7:30 to 14:30. However, staff are only required to serve the public 5.5 hours a day, so many locations open later and stop waiting on people as early as 13:30 on a daily basis or may restrict access on Friday to accountants and lawyers.

To which location should I go?

If you are married, partnered or living with someone who already has an AFM and AMKA, he or she should be able to direct you since they are legally required to be registered with an office closest to his/her residence.

If you are single, the best way is get out a map book and see which location is situated closest to your home. You could also call KEP at ’1500′ and inquire, ask a nice neighbor or call the mayor’s office (dimarxeio).

Residents are expected to transfer to the new municipality after a move, since all bills and documents relevant to taxes (i.e., car license, AMKA, audits, social solidarity benefits, tax forms) will continue to go to your old address. This can be done through a KEP Citizen Service Center with minimal bureaucracy.

Find a KEP Citizen Service Centre near you:

By October 2013, all tax offices are expected to be linked to a new TAXIS system and central database, making it possible for residents to visit the location of their choice, not just the one local to their registered legal residence. The Ministry of Finance said 51 had been connected as of July 1 but did not provide a detailed listing.

Tax questions

All tax questions should be directed to the office nearest you, an accountant or a tax attorney.

Tax laws are highly complex, change often and are applied according to citizenship, residency, origin/level of income, number and types of assets, marital/family status and other factors. There’s no way I or any generalist can answer your questions without sourcing a number of private details.

Using the list

If you do not wish to look through the entire list, you can use your browser to find what you’re looking for. Go to ‘Edit’ then ‘Find’ and start typing the name of the city or municipality of your choice. All matches will be highlighted.

Citizens who reside abroad

Greek citizens who have properties/income in Greece and permanently live abroad (more than 185 days in a calendar year), must get an AFM/Greek tax number and conduct business at the expatriates’ tax office.*

Exarcheia
Metsovou 4
Tel: (210) 820-4626 or (210) 820-4652
Fax: (210) 820-4653 or (210) 820-4614

*Please note that there is no office on Lykourgou as some sites report; the one on Metsovou Street replaced it in 2006.

Athens

Acharnai
Pouraimi 10
Tel: (210) 244-1629

Ag. Anargyron
Gramou 9
Tel: (210) 854-1950

Ag. Anargyron
Prin. Olgas & L. Dimokratias
Tel: (210) 264-8637

Ag. Dimitrios
Argostoliou 39
Tel: (210) 983-7543

Ag. Paraskevi
D. Gournari 38A
Tel: (210) 639-0705

Ag. Stefanos
Koim. Theotokou & Dekelias
Tel: (210) 814-1311

Aigaleo
Kifisou 44 & Alatsaton 93
Tel: (210) 561-6866

Ano Ilisia
Leof. Auxentiou Grig. 3 & Oulof Palme
Tel: (210) 748-5192

Ano Liosia
Acharnon 9-11
Tel: (210) 248-4911

Argyroupoli
Argyroupoleos 94-96 & Anexartisias
Tel: (210) 995-7748

Athens (ABC)
Omonia
Anaxagora 6-8
10010
Tel: (210) 5272770, 2775
Fax: (210) 5221641

Athens (DI)
Exarchia
Koleti 14A
Tel: (210) 380-4985
Fax: (210) 380 5153

Athens (E TH)
Kallithea
Aristogeitonos 19 & Grypari
Tel: (210) 957-8710, 957 2565
Fax: (210) 956 3609

Athens (FABE)
Marousi
Kifisias 32
Tel: (210) 6859662
Fax: (210) 6834039

Athens (FAEE)
Kallithea
Thiseos 55-57
Tel: (210) 9583223, (210) 9579579
Fax: (210) 9592488

Athens (I)
Omonia
3rd Septembriou 33
Tel: (210) 522-8310, (210) 5245440
Fax: (210) 5239665

Athens (IB)
Zografou
Gr. Auxentiou 30-32
Tel: (210) 770-2653, (210) 7489119
Fax: (210) 7759745

Athens (ID)
Ano Patisia
Kourtidou 184
Tel: (210) 253-2990, (210) 2582100
Fax: (210) 2582400

Athens (IE) — Closed as of October 1. Records transferred to Athens (ABC)
Stathmos Larisis
Ipeirou 63-66
Tel: (210) 881-0333
Fax: (210) 8812618

?Athens (IG)
Zografou
Patision 125
Tel: (210) 821-0218

?Patisia
28th Oktobriou 125
Tel: (210) 881-5300
Fax: (210) 881 4029

Athens (II)
Pytheou 70
11743 Neo Kosmos
Tel: (210) 9017922, (210) 9022686
Fax: (210) 9018765

Athens (IST)
Metaxourgeio
Ag. Konstantinou 39
10029
Tel: (210) 524-5366, (210) 5240893, (210) 5249605
Fax: (210) 5240183, (210) 5223505

Athens (I TH)
Kypseli
Lefkadas 47A & Evelpidon
Tel: (210) 882-5976, (210) 8252225, (210) 8843009
Fax: (210) 8843670

Athens (K)
Galatsi
Leof. Galatsiou & Palama  2-4
11110
Tel: (210) 211-1106
Fax: (210) 2111372

Athens (KA)
Ambelokipi
Larisis 33 & Iteas
11523
Tel: (210) 691-9759, (210) 6921908
Fax: (210) 6919759

Athens (KB)
Omonia
Koumoundourou 27
10437
Tel: (210) 523-9815
Fax: (210) 5230230

Athens (KC)
Kypseli
Pipinou 27
11251
Tel: (210) 882-3491, (210) 8822969
Fax: (210) 8812897

Athens (ST Z)
Monastiraki
Ag. Eleousis 10
Tel: (210) 324-7205
Fax: (210) 3216130

Byrona
Adrianoupoleos 45
Tel: (210) 764-8263

Dafni
L. Vouliagmenis 206/Ellis 1
Tel: (210) 971-3252

Elefsina
Ethnikis Antistasis & Dimitros
Tel: (210) 556-0795

Galatsi
Christianoupoleos 103
Tel: (210) 292-5844

Glyfada
Gounari D. 227
Tel: (210) 963-4894

Haidari (as of March 14, 2008)
Leof. Athinon 394 & Voulgaroktonou
Tel: (210) 581-4545

Halandri
Ag. Paraskevi & Aischylou 27
Tel: (210) 684-9255

Holargos
Elef. Venizelou 100
Tel: (210) 656-1100

Ilion
Tsaldari 2
Tel: (210) 263-3219

Ilioupoli
Leof. Vouliagmenis 387
Tel: (210) 975-1095

Irakleio
Galinis 4
Tel: (210) 281-1028

Iliou/N. Liosia
Petroupoleos 20
Tel: (210) 261-3425

Kallithea
Delfon 2 & Thiseos 12
Harokopou
Tel: (210) 923-5265

Kallithea
Elef. Venizelou 191
Tel: (210) 952-1467

Kallithea
Elef. Venizelou 195-197
Tel: (210) 956-9655

Kefalari
Satobriandou 19
Tel: (210) 524-1253

Kefalari
Lykourgou 18
Tel: (210) 522-1773

Kifisia
Acharnon 43
Tel: (210) 801-3855

Koropi
Vas. Konstantinou 156
Tel: (210) 662-6952

Korydallos
Theopieon 62
Tel: (210) 497-2894

Kypseli
Kypselis 32
Tel: (210) 884-3660

Marousi
Ag. Konstantinou & Plataion 57
Tel: (210) 612-2389

Moschato
Kyprou 2-4
Tel: (210) 481-1065

N. Filadelfeia
Leof. Dekeleias 231
Tel: (210) 271-9802

N. Ionia
Venizelou El. 1
Tel: (210) 277-7589

N. Irakleio
Leof. Irakleiou 420
Tel: (210) 282-7303

N. Kosmos
Pitheou 70 & Neokleous
Tel: (210) 901-7922

N. Smyrni
Leof. Syngrou 251
Tel: (210) 940-9060

Nikaia
Kaisareias 32
Tel: (210) 491-2428

Athens (IA)
Omonia
Alkiviadou 1 & Sourmeli
Tel: (210) 883-3446
Fax: (210) 8831200

P. Faliro
Alkysnis 19
Tel: (210) 988-8837

Pallini
Ethnikis Antistaseos 43
Tel: (210) 666-6033
(210) 666-7555

Pangrati
Aidesiou 19-23
Tel: (210) 701-8544

Athens (IZ)
Pangrati
Damareos 175
11632
Tel: (210) 757-5504, (210) 7575501
Fax: (210) 7015275

Peristeri
Tzon Kenenti (John Kennedy) & Aigaiou
Tel: (210) 571-1251

Peristeri
Christou Lada 48
Tel: (210) 576-6335

Petroupoli
Ploutarchou 38, Ilion (N. Liosia)
Tel: (210) 505-9052

Piraeus (AB)
2nd Merarchias 12
Tel: (210) 428-6172

Piraeus
Iroon Polytechneiou 82
Tel: (210) 452-1020

Piraeus (C)
Kolokotroni 140
Tel: (210) 452-4687
(210) 452-1008

Piraeus (D)
Mavromichali 3
Tel: (210) 411-2971

Piraeus (E)
25th Martiou 127
Tel: (210) 432-6676

Piraeus (F)
Thivon 60
Kokkinia
Tel: (210) 420-7722

Psychiko
Adrianeiou 9
Tel: (210) 671-3000

Psychiko
Kifisias 160
Tel: (210) 675-2259

Zografou
Leof. Str. Papagou 28 & Polyfimou 1
Tel: (210) 770-0275

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (A)
Tantalou 30
Tel:2310- 530070

Thessaloniki (Β,C)
Str. Brantouna 3
Tel: 2310- 547353
2310- 512283

Thessaloniki (D)
Vas. Irakleiou 38
Tel: 2310- 262558

Thessaloniki (E)
K. Krystalli 4
Tel: 2310- 547638

Thessaloniki (F)
Takantza 8-10
Tel: 2310- 814777
2310- 820181

Thessaloniki (G)
P. Plastira 57
Tel: 2310- 300160

Thessaloniki (H)
Vas. Olgas 188
Tel: 2310- 425661
2310- 425067

Thessaloniki (I)
Valaoritou 18
Tel: 2310- 533854

Thessaloniki (J)
Egnatias 45
Tel: 2310- 533114

Thessaloniki — Ambelokipi
Eirinis 17
Tel: 2310- 510913

Thessaloniki — Ionias
Vas. Georgiou 10
Tel: 2310- 784402
2310- 784406

Thessaloniki — Neapoli (closed at end of 2011)
Monastiriou 12
Tel: 2310- 521.428

Thessaloniki — Toubas
Epidavrou 35
Tel: 2310- 939872

Elsewhere on the Mainland

Agias
Tel: 24940- 23038

Ag. Athanasios
Tel: 2310- 701097
2310-701098

Ag. Nikolaos
Epimenidou 20
Tel:28410- 90111
28410- 90146

Agrinio
Mandilara 5-7
Tel: 26410- 45778

Aiginio
Averof 5
Tel: 23530- 22221
23530- 22463

Aigio
Kanellopoulou 36
Tel: 26910- 22297

Akrata (closed at end of 2011)
N. Solioti
Tel: 26960- 22052

Alexandria
Vetsopoulou 91
Tel: 23330- 23239
23330- 23200

Alexandroupoli
Ag. Dimitriou 2
Tel: 25510- 89634
25510- 89639

Almyros
Iasonos 1
Tel: 24220- 26132

Amaliada
Karakanda 3
Tel: 26220- 27611

Amyntaio
Ι. Karaviti & Ε. Μerarchias 2
Tel: 23860- 24151

Amfikleia
Tel: 22340- 23.574
22340-23558

Amfiloxia
Havini 95
Tel: 26420- 22495

Amfissa
Androutsou & Αth. Diakou
Tel: 22650- 28413
22650- 23419

Andritsaina (closed at end of 2011)
Tel: 26260- 22204
26260- 22260

Argostoli
Prefecture Office
Tel: 26710- 28960

Argos
Gounari 172
Tel: 27510- 67407
27510-24641

Argos Orestikos
Vitsiou 1
Tel: 24670- 43938
24670- 42182

Areopoli (closed at end of 2011)
Tel: 27330- 51210

Aridaia
Ag. Georgiou 4
Tel: 23840- 25373

Arkaloxori
Tel: 28910- 24176

Arnaia
Tel: 23720- 22544

Arta
N. Skoufa 6
Tel: 26810- 72845

Atalanti
Neofytou Metaxa 11
Tel: 22330- 80661

Chrysoupoli
Mariou 2
Tel: 25910- 22272
25910- 25472

Delvinaki
Tel: 26570-22246

Derveni (closed at end of 2011)
Tel: 27430- 31596

Deskati
Tel: 24620- 32851

Dimitsana
Tel: 27950- 31235

Didymoteixo
Vrana 2
Tel: 25530- 26460

Domokos
Tel: 22320- 22185

Drama
Dioikitirio
Tel: 25210- 62289
25210- 62290

Edessa
Prefecture Office (18th Oktobriou)
Tel: 23810- 28511
23810- 23251

Elassona
6th Oκtobriou 170
Tel: 24930- 22370
24930- 29683

Eleftheroupoli
Fr. Papachristidi 166
Tel: 25920- 21363
25920- 21361

Evia
Tel: 22270- 32385

Farkadona (merged with Trikala as of December 1, 2012)
25th Μαrtiou 24
Tel: 24330- 23465

Farsala
R. Feraiou 6
Tel: 24910- 22474

Filiatra (closed at end of 2011)
Kolokotroni 4
Tel: 27610- 34122

Filiates
Tel: 26640- 23821
26640- 22.298

Filippiada
Tagm. Velissariou 26
Tel: 26830- 24683
26830- 23355

Florina
Elef. Venizelou 4
Tel: 23850- 46921

Gargalianoi (closed at end of 2011)
Νikolopoulou 28
Tel: 27630- 23808

Gastouni
Ioan. Liakou 5
Tel: 26230- 32600
26230- 33933

Giannitsa
D.K. Stamkou 20
Tel: 23820- 22394
23820- 81840

Goumenissa
Meg. Alexandrou 26
Tel: 23430- 41000

Grevena
K. Taliadouri 72
Tel: 24620- 22271
24620- 85512

Gytheio
Tel: 27330- 21609
27330- 25268

Halkida
D. Skoura – Duo Dendra
Tel: 22210- 67598
22210- 67599

Ierapetra
Zourari & Papagou
Tel: 28420- 22546

Igoumenitsa
Eleftherias 6
Tel: 26650- 28031

Ioannina (A)
Dompoli 30
453 32
Tel: 26510- 50308
Fax: 26510-50311

Ioannina (B) — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Ioannina (A)
Dompoli 30
Tel: 26510- 50429

Irakleia
Tel: 23250- 24086

Istiaia
Central Square Istiaias- 8th Maiou
Tel: 22260- 52738

Kalamaria
Ethn. Antistasis 110
Tel: 2310- 434517

Kalamata
Evangelistrias 2-4
Tel: 27210- 63657
27210- 63649

Kalambaka
Dimoula 3
Tel: 24320- 79076
24320- 79097

Kalavryta
Prefecture Office
Tel: 26920- 24660

Karditsa
A. Papandreou 22
Tel: 24410- 28219

Karpenisi
G. Kondyli & Αth. Kyriazi 14
Tel: 22370- 22307

Kassandra
Tel: 23740- 20036
23740- 20033

Kasteli Pediados — Shut down at end of 2011
Tel: 28910- 31275

Kastoria
Prefecture Office
Tel: 24670- 87166

Katerini (A)
Thessalonikis 1
Tel: 23510- 59112

Katerini (Β)  — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Katerini (A)
Thessalonikis 1
Tel: 23510- 59168
23510- 59169

Kato Achaia
25th Mαrtiou 36 & Ach. Symbol.
Tel: 26930- 25376

Kavala (A)
Prefecture Office
Tel: 2510- 291396

Kavala (B) — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Kavala (A)
Eth. Antistaseos 10
Tel: 2510- 291590
2510- 291281

Kiato
Aristotelous 90
Tel: 27420- 20722
27420- 20420

Kilki
21st Juniou 50
Tel: 23410- 22432

Kissamos
Kissamo Castle
Tel:28220- 22029

Kleitoria — Shut down December 2011
Tel: 26920- 31.266

Komotini
Dimokratias 1
Tel: 25310- 21611
25310- 22616

Konitsa
Central Square
Tel: 26550- 23611

Korinthos
Patron 83
Tel: 27410- 25530

Kozani (Neapoli)
Vas. Konstantinou 29
Tel: 24680- 22295

Kozani
Kamvounion 16Α
Tel: 24610- 50264
24610- 50263

Kranidi
Tel: 27540- 22999
27540- 23355

Krestena
Tel: 26250- 23777

Krokees — Shut down December 2011
Tel: 27350- 71371

Kymi
Tel: 22220- 23740

Kyparissia
Elef. Venizelou 41
Tel: 27610- 22390

Lagadas
Loutron 14 & Lagada 5
Tel: 23940- 23640
23940- 26372

Lamia
Kanari & Anthilis
Tel: 22310- 32017
22310- 27809

Larisa (A)
Papanastasiou 52
Tel: 2410- 534.836

Larisa (B)
Rousvelt (Roosevelt) & Patroklou
Tel: 2410- 534687

Larisa (C)
P. Mela 4
Tel: 2410- 536945

Lavrio
F. Negri 10
Tel: 22920- 26020

Lexaina
Chr. Prantouna 18
Tel: 26230- 24184

Leonidio
Tel: 27570- 22245

Lidoriki
Lox. Gaspari
Tel: 22660- 22141
22660- 22129

Limeno Hersoniso
Elef. Venizelou 240
Tel: 28970- 22913
28970- 23862

Livadeia
Sofokleous 17
Tel: 22610- 24542
22610- 22092

Magnisia/Volos (B) — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Volos (A)
Terma (End) of Ag. Nektariou
Tel: 24210- 83802

Makrakomi
Tel: 22360- 23777

Megalopoli
Arch. Theatrou 54
Tel: 27910- 22930

Megara
Kolokotroni 5
Tel: 22960- 22302

Meligala
Pl. Ag. Ioanni
Tel: 27240- 22298

Mesologgi
Lake Mesologgi
Tel: 26310- 55843
26310-55873

Messini
Stadiou 4
Tel: 27220- 26467

Metsovo
Tel: 26560- 41.077

Mithyma — closed at end of 2011
Tel: 22530- 72.001

Moires
Tel: 28920- 23.280

Molaoi
Tel: 27320- 22248
27320- 24174

Mouzaki
Tel: 24450- 42470

Nafpaktos
Prefecture Office
Tel: 26340- 27377

Nafplio
Irakleous 4
Tel: 27520- 24670
27520- 21357

Naousa
Prefecture Office
Tel: 23320- 22743
23320- 29975

Nea Moudania
Koutsantoni 12
Tel: 23730- 22702

Nea Zixni
Prefecture Office
Tel: 23240- 22226

Neapoli – Voiou — Shut down December 2011
230 53 Neapoli
Tel: 27340- 23910

Nemea
Efkleidou 4
Tel: 27460- 24221
27460- 22261

Nestorio
Tel: 24670- 31209

Nevrokopi
Prefecture Office
Tel: 25230- 22259

Nigrita
Iroon 1
Tel: 23220- 25500

Orestiada
Ippokratous 30
Tel: 25520- 21217
25520- 21213

Palama
Gr. Lambraki 34
Tel: 24440-29.122
24440-29.125

Paralio Astros
Tel: 27550- 51477

Paramythia
Prefecture Office
Tel: 26660- 23260

Parga — closed at end of 2011
Nik. Skoufa 9
Tel: 26840- 32444

Patra (Α)
Kanakari 84-86
Tel: 2610- 224425
2610- 226289

Patra (B)
Ag. Andrea 93
Tel: 2610- 223710

Patra (C)
Akti Dymaion 18
Tel: 2610- 313226

Polygyros
631 00
Tel: 23710- 22253

Preveza
Polytechniou 15
Tel: 26820- 22301
26820- 22863

Ptolemaida
Filippou 4
Tel: 24630- 27604
24630- 53055

Pyrgos
28th Oktobriou & Μagnisias
Tel: 26210- 34639
26210- 23642

Sappes
Kerasountos & Eirinis 1
Tel: 25320- 21045

Serres (A)
Merarchias 50
Tel: 23210- 22482
23210- 53245

Serres (Β)
Patriarchou Grigoriou Z’ 33
Tel: 23210- 46832

Servia
Pavlou Mela 1
Tel: 24640- 22805
24640-22990

Siatista
Prefecture Office
Tel: 24650- 21301

Sidirokastrou
Dimotiko Megaro
Tel: 23230- 22277

Skala (Lakonia)
Tel: 27350- 23.994

Sochos
Tel: 23950- 22235
23950-22788

Sofades
Kieriou 105
Tel: 24430- 24112
24430- 22270

Soufli
Vas. Georgiou 289
Tel: 25540- 24129
25540- 22292

Sparti
Menelaou 74
Tel: 27310- 29720

Stylida
Kyprou
Tel: 22380- 22485
22380- 23364

Thermos
Tel: 26440- 38182
26440- 38184

Thiva
Epameinonda 11
Tel: 22620- 29311

Trikala
Kolokotroni & Ptolemaiou
Tel: 24310- 47416
24310- 47418

Tripoli
Lagopati 8
Tel: 2710- 243018

Tropaia — Shut down December 2011
Tel: 27970- 22276

Tymbaki — Shut down December 2011
Tel: 28920- 53251
28920- 53170

Tyrnavos
Kar. Dimitriou & Evripidou
Tel: 24920- 22271

Varda — closed at end of 2011
Kolokotroni & Kyprou
Tel: 26230- 72122
26230- 72203

Veria
Thessalonikis 131
Tel: 23310- 28071

*Volos (A)
G. Xenofontos 1
38333
Phone: 24210- 39209
Fax: 24210- 25426

Vonitsa
Tel: 26430- 23463

Xanthi (Α)
Prefecture Office
Tel: 25410- 63040
25410- 65406

Xanthi (B) — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Xanthi (A)
Vas. Konstantinou 1
Tel: 25410- 20604
25410- 28252

Xylokastro
Stamatouli 3
Tel: 27430- 27101

Zagliveri
Meg. Alexandrou 5
Tel: 23930-31221

Zacharo
Tel: 26250- 31334

On the Islands

Aegina — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Oinonis 2
Tel: 22970- 27.774

Andros — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22820- 22.349

Astakos
Tel: 26460- 42.546

Chios
M. Livanou 66
Tel: 22710- 23.289

Crete — Hania (A)
Tzanakaki 3
Tel: 28210- 41.755
28210-56.227

Crete — Hania (B) — Shut down on November 1, 2012. Records transferred to Hania (A)

Crete
Irakleio (A)
Koronaiou-Theotokopoulou 1
Tel: 2810- 309.168
2810- 309.158

Crete
Irakleio (Β)
Leof. Knossou 255
Tel: 2810- 378.267
2810- 378.265

Crete (Neapoli)
Pl. Courthouse
Tel: 28410- 33.956
28410- 33.639

Crete — Rethymno
Stamathioudaki 8
Tel: 28310- 52.436
28310- 54.859

Crete — Sitia
Pl. Iroon Polytechniou
Tel: 28430- 25.303

Hydra — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22980- 52.354

Ikaria – Ag. Kyriakos — to close on September 4, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Ag. Kirykos
Tel: 22750- 22.661

Ithaki — closed on March 18, 2013
Tel: 26740- 32373

Kalymnos — to close on September 4, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22430- 29.430

Karpathos — to close on September 4, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Prefecture Office
Tel: 22450- 22.217

Karystos
Favierou
Tel: 22240- 23.143

Kea — to close on September 2, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22880- 22.220

Kefallonia — Shut down December 2011
Lixouri
Tel: 26710- 91.600

Kerkyra – Corfu (A)
Samara 13
Tel: 26610- 30.195

Kerkyra – Corfu (Β)
Alykes River of Kerkyra
Tel: 26610- 49.427

Kos
Al. Diakou 11
Tel: 22420- 47388

Kythira/Kythera — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 27360- 31.295

Lefkada
Agg. Sikelianou 1
Tel:26450- 22.383

Leros — closed on March 18, 2013
Tel: 22470- 22.011

Lesvos — Mytilini
Kalloni
Tel: 22530- 22.246

Lesvos — Mytilini
Kountouriotou 87, Prokymaia
Tel: 22510- 22.007
22510- 40.430

Lesvos — Plomari – Shut down December 2011
Tel: 22520- 33.336

Limnos/Lemnos — to close on September 2, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Myrina
Tel: 22540- 25.290

Milos — to close on September 2, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22870- 21.232

Mykonos
Drafaki
Tel: 22890- 27.500
22890- 28.544

Naxos
Α. Papadreou
Tel: 22850- 22.359

Paros
Paroikia
Tel: 22840- 21.238

Paxoi/Paxos — closed on March 18, 2013
Tel: 26620- 32.000

Poros — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22980- 26.075

Pylos — Merged with Trikala as of December 1, 2012
Gr. Ep. Methonis 14
Tel: 27230- 23.622

Rodos/Rhodes
Klavdiou Peper. 57- Zefyros
Tel: 22410- 22.231

Salamina — to close on September 2, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Ag. Μina 3
Tel: 210- 46.56.099

Samos
Tel: 22730- 27.431

Samos – Karlovasi — Shut down December 2011
Tel: 22730- 32.517

Santorini — Thira
Tel: 22860- 23.003

Skiathos — to close on August 28, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 24270- 21.812
24270- 29.008

Skopelos — to close on August 28, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 24240- 22.265

Skydra
1st km. Skydras-Edessas
Tel: 23810- 82.664

Spetses — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22980- 72.266
22980- 73.550

Syros — Ermoupoli
N. Mandilara 31
Tel: 22810- 79.704
22810- 79.720

Thassos — closed on March 18, 2013
Tel: 25930- 22.394

Tinos — to close on September 9, 2013 (previously scheduled for March 18)
Tel: 22830- 25.896

Zakynthos
K. Lomvardou 18
Tel: 26950- 22.350

Sources

Τηλεφωνικός Κατάλογος Δ.Ο.Υ. ” — GSIS
Τηλεφωνικός κατάλογος ΔΟΥ Ελλαδος” — *Special thanks to Maria for providing this link, which allowed me to expand this list to the whole of Greece.
“ΔΟΥ Αττικης και Κυκλαδων” και “ΔΟΥ Επαρχιων” — ΠΟΕΔΟΥ
Μόνον 75 εφορίες σε όλη τη χώρα” — SKAI
Προς κατάργηση 213 εφορίες – Στόχος, να παραμείνουν συνολικά 75” — Kathimerini
«Καλλικράτης» στις εφορίες για να μείνουν 30 από 288” — Ta Nea
Το νέο ωράριο προσέλευσης του κοινού στο Δημόσιο” — Eleftherotypia
Civil servants to begin working 40 hours a week” — Kathimerini
Μπαίνει λουκέτο σε 19 εφορίες εκτός Αττικής” — Ta Nea
Six tax offices to shut down by November 1” — Eleftherotypia
Trikala office closes during merger” — Zougla
Καταργούνται άλλες 17 εφορίες” — To Vima
Παράταση στην αναστολή λειτουργίας ορισμένων ΔΟΥ” — Ministry of Finance
Grenade found in Glyfada tax office” — Naftemporiki

http://bit.ly/GRTax

Updates

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=526808

Offices on 14 islands to shut down by August 31
http://www.gsis.gr/ggps/doy/xwr.arm_dhmwn_kallikraths_01_2012.pdf (Kallikratis schedule/reorganization)
from http://www.gsis.gr/ggps/doy/xor_armod_doy.html
http://www.gsis.gr/epikoinonia/perifer_ypir.pdf (catalogue)
from http://www.gsis.gr/epikoinonia/ypoik_tilefona.html

http://www.e-taxis.gr/gr/efories/efories.htm

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=475806

http://www.tovima.gr/society/article/?aid=479702

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=479218

Κέντρα Εξυπηρέτησης Φορολογουμένων

http://www.tanea.gr/oikonomia/article/?aid=4774380

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_17/12/2012_474886

http://www.minfin.gr/portal/el/resource/contentObject/id/29a1a8aa-4439-40ad-b529-6b666f7a2019

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=492889

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=499813

http://www.tovima.gr/files/1/2013/01/14/%CE%91%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%B3%CE%AC%CE%BD%CF%89%CF%83%CE%B7%20%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD%20%CE%94%CE%9F%CE%A5.pdf

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/516776

http://www.tovima.gr/finance/article/?aid=493578

http://www.tovima.gr/international/article/?aid=492907&lang=1

http://www.tanea.gr/oikonomia/article/?aid=4775260

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44 Comments »

  Ted wrote @ May 28th, 2007 at 09:53

A very useful post this is… although I would strongly recommend AGAINST any non-Greek speaker attempting to interface with a tax office in this country.

The Greek IRS is one of the most notorious branches of the Greek government — staffed by surly, uncooperative, hostile “civil servants” with an ax to grind against the world and, particularly, victims who show up on the premises and at the counter.

If you are not a “native” and are unfortunate enough to open business with the “eforia” then seek help from a local person with the patience and the skills to navigate the perilous narrows (and also judge when a little bribe is due).

The expat Greek tax office is the one on Metsovou. Unfortunately, I have personal business with them and discovered they had moved from their old location near Omonoia square in 2006.

Kat Reply:

Ted – On the first note, it IS difficult for an English speaker to engage business at the eforia (tax office). I won’t say it’s impossible because I did it both as a business owner and an independent for many years without knowing much Greek to deal with such things — Greek school doesn’t exactly teach you tax lingo and I had no particular talent, just stubbornness. I have also never bribed anyone.

I chose (was forced) to do it alone because my friends all work full-time and having a Greek accountant “hold” my books cost nearly 1/5 my salary; basically, it was a choice between having someone hold my books or having food every month. Once I figured out what forms to fill out and when, it was fine and I was never audited. The first year, I had an “accountant” do my year-end taxis and wanted to check if he did it right, so I pulled out a Greek dictionary to translate the form, found out he did it wrong and started doing that myself also until I found a reputable accountant.

Very useful info for the expat’s office, I’ll make the correction.

  Ted wrote @ May 28th, 2007 at 09:58

On a related subject, there is an English portal of the Greek Citizen Service Centers (KEP). Although the English-language side is far from being as comprehensive as the Greek part, it could be useful to an English-speaking person engaged in battle with the Greek dimosio (good luck).

Kat Reply:

I do not offer links to KEP’s articles because I did my research and found that both the English (very incomplete and full of jargon) AND Greek versions contain errors, thus making it an unreliable source. While some info may be better than no info, I believe giving the wrong info is also damaging. I’ll be happy to change my mind if the site changes.

There are other sites offering “articles from experts” such as lawyers, and I won’t offer those either because they are not only wrong, but carry the intention of attracting the business of foreigners who do not know any better. Most of the articles are direct translations of the Government Gazette and aren’t based on any first-hand experience with the process, some articles contradict each other.

Tip: If a lawyer has time to write articles, how good could he be? Good lawyers don’t place articles or advertisements because they’re too busy practicing law!

  Ted wrote @ May 28th, 2007 at 11:10

Kat:
Right you are on all points… Indeed, lawyers advertising may not be what you need. The KEP portal is inaccurate here and there but they have amassed an impressive amount of information (on the Greek side, at least). Statistically, you’ll make the boo boo here and there, that’s why it’s important to DOUBLE CHECK all your info irrespective of the source…
Viva Grecia!

Kat Reply:

The problem with people writing about something they’ve never experienced (lawyers, KEP or otherwise) is they don’t know if it’s true to fact or not. I realize it’s not fair, but talking about a glass a water is not the same as drinking it.

I select subjects that I’ve experienced first hand or can absolutely confirm from my Greek counterpart or at least three friends to compare their versions/experience, since I’ll never experience it as a non-Greek, i.e. Getting a Greek ID or passport. But being this is Greece, we know that there are variations of everything. The only thing I can do is revise articles as laws change and invite people to correct me should I err on the side of human. :)

  Maria wrote @ June 1st, 2007 at 09:11

Just a small correction on the address of Aigaleo tax office. It moved a few years ago to Alatsaton & Kifisou. According to Google the exact address is Alatsaton 93 & Kifisou 44.

Kat Reply:

Maria – Thanks a million for that correction and useful link; the list I had from last year still shows the address I originally had. I’ll translate, check the others to verify they’re correct then list other offices for the whole of Greece.

You’ve always been helpful and I’m grateful for that.

  Nelson wrote @ September 19th, 2007 at 11:39

Hey!

Just wanted to say thank you for an excellent website, don’t know how many tears of frustration you have saved me with your site!

A word of advice to everyone, make sure you go to the tax office you belong to! Also, staff are extremely rude when you don’t speak Greek. If you live in Kolonaki for instance you belong to the “I” tax office, which is located on the 3rd September Road, do not even think about going to the Omonia “KB” (Komondourou street) office or you will be shouted at like when you accidentally burned your mother’s curtains.

Oh, and if like me you are happy enough to have expat parents and therefore happen to have been born in a third country (i.e. neither Greece nor your country of citizenship) be prepared for a process worse than the Spanish Inquisition.

Best of luck to everyone!

Kat Reply:

Nelson, your post really made me laugh (especially the part about the curtains!) because everything you said is too true, except in the rare case you meet someone sympathetic and kind, such as when I signed up for my AFM (though I suspect the clerk had a crush on my taxi driver). Anyway, whatever works!

Anyone looking for the exact requirements and my original warning about the language part that Nelson mentions can be found in the post, “How to get an AFM.”

Also, thank you for your kind words. They were a breath of fresh air after a few days of quite uncomplimentary ones. People like you make it all worth it for me. :)

  Debbie wrote @ December 9th, 2007 at 17:23

Hi I have a tax id number but I don,t know the address of the one I went to in greece and I need it for ebanking . Would you know the one for Americans that do not live in Greece?

Kat Reply:

If you’re a Greek citizen abroad who never lived here but needed an AFM, it’s the expatriates’ office. If you’re any other citizen, it could be any of the ones on the list; it depends on where you initially registered.

There isn’t a separate tax office for Americans or other citizens who live abroad.

  George wrote @ May 23rd, 2011 at 14:48

Ignore the rude comments. Your website is great. It is an absolute godsend for foreigners living in Greece. I follow the Living in Greece tweets every day and regularly check your website in an effort to know what is going on and avoid one (or more) of the many pot holes you are likely to fall into when living in Greece. (Prostimo – ie. fines)! Keep up the good work. Thank you very much. George

Note from Kat: No worries, George. After 15 years in journalism and four years online with this domain, I’ve seen, heard and experienced things most people can’t imagine. I appreciate your readership and kudos!

  john wrote @ June 14th, 2011 at 06:19

Hi we have some residential land in Thessaloniki and for the last 5 years we have been trying to change it to our names since my mum passed away. My Greek lawyer states that she has completed all the necessary paperwork and is now waiting for the eforia to give her an antigrapfo. She stated that this is now out of her hands and we have to wait as there are thousands of cases that they have to go through.

This has been a very frustrating process and I am not sure what to do next. Should I ring the eforia office, Should I get a new lawyer? Should I come to Greece and handle it in person? Please advise and keep up with the good work.

All the best

Kat Reply:

Hi John,

I apologize for the delay in my response. I wanted to take an informal poll amongst people I know who completed property transfers in Greece between relatives (dead or alive) to get a sense of what they went through and how long it took.

There are many factors impacting the speed and efficiency of property transfers. Here are a few:
– Clarity of wills and declarations;
– How many people are involved and if they agree to or contest the transfer;
– Competency of local or consular authorities;
– How many cases are in the queue;
– Reorganization of municipalities.

Lawyers don’t appear to make a difference, in fact people in my circle who didn’t use them got it done in less than a year. Some started the process in Greece, then finished the process at the Greek consulate back home.

I’m not sure why it’s taking so long in your case. There’s nothing wrong with following up on your own if that gives you some reassurance, but you may not get a better answer, just as there’s no guarantee a new lawyer will be better than the one you have. I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “Edo Ellada.” Yes, things are getting better, but I’m sure you know this country and its population are digesting changes under an immense amount of pressure.

It’s not an excuse, just reality.

  Mike wrote @ November 12th, 2011 at 01:18

How do I find out if someone has tried to sell land my mother owns on an island in Greece. I have looked at all the real estate sites and found no sign of her property, but I have been told it was advertized and may have been sold.

Kat Reply:

You need to inquire at the tax office and see if any transactions have been processed under her AFM.

  Anna wrote @ November 15th, 2011 at 05:53

How do I find out Greece’s Tax Office Bnak details so I can pay an invoice for a block of land that my late dad had. It’s now officially in my name and have been sent an invoice to pay, but do not know where to transfer the money from Australia. I’ve been told I need – Bank Name, Address details, IBAN Number, Account Number and I simply just do not know how to get this information. Can someone please HELP ME!
Anna :-(

Kat Reply:

You’re having trouble getting this information because there’s no such thing as Greece’s Tax Office bank. Although I cannot see what you’re looking at, most invoices in Greece have payment options listed on the back. Wire transfers are typically facilitated by being a customer of banks that cooperate with the tax office or by signing up with a Bill Pay service.

  nick wrote @ February 29th, 2012 at 14:14

how can i find out if my tax rebate is ready? i don’t wont to drive all the way to greece from romainia just on the of chance. i finished working there in april 2009. thessaloniki to be exact.
thanx

Kat Reply:

Refunds are typically mailed to whatever address you gave as your legal address. If you no longer live in Greece, you need to call the eforia where you were last registered.

  Michael wrote @ April 26th, 2012 at 15:25

Your comment/question was transferred to “Greek passport.”

  xxx xxx wrote @ July 10th, 2012 at 01:36

Comment 1:
You need to have eforia in other countries for those that live overseas. It is simply too inefficient to go to a relative to do the job for you when everything can be done over the internet. And one should be able to get the key without hiring a representative in Greece. I really think it is a very user unfriendly process.

Comment 2:
I have an apartment in Greece (inheritance). The person that does my taxes said that he wrote that I live in it when I go to Greece. I do not stay in this apartment when I go. This apartment has shared ownership with the person that submits my taxes. What is the effect in my taxes if he writes that I stay there when I go to Greece? I feel uncomfortable with the statement for some reason. Am I responsible for the entire tax through the electric bill or only for half of it?

This is not correct becaseu I neither go to Greece nor I stay there when I go. yet one of my relatives insists in maintaining utilities like electricity etc.

Also can I mail the tax forms from overseas to the Expatriates Tax office in Metsovou? What address do I put? My address overseas?

Comment 3:
I am filing the tax forms E1 and E2 now as corrective tax forms because of an error my representative made and will mail them after the deadline because of the error. I am filing with the office for people overseas. If I want all the invoices to come to US, can I ask them? I do not want a representative in Greece anymore.

Comment 4:
Citizens who reside abroad go to Metsovou. The supervisor in mitroa is very unhelpful. I had to call her and, instead of giving me the answer to a straight question, she yelled at me. I think they treat us like second class citizens because we live abroad. I am not sure why I have to get harrassed by this lady when I have a question. The fact is that they messed up my tax forms.

Kat Reply:

Answer 1:
I agree. Even filing taxes online is a “new” innovation in Greece. There are a lot of inefficient and outdated processes keeping this country from moving forward and are partially responsible for other ills — corruption, tax evasion, poor infrastructure, waste, non-transparency, misinformation, closed marketplace, inflation, etc. In a word, crisis.

Answer 2 and 3:
As it says in “Greece’s new property tax,” the owner is responsible for paying the entire tax. If you qualify for an exemption, you need to file for one.

The deadline for paper submissions was July 2, 2012. Only e-filings are being accepted without penalty until July 31.

I cannot answer your other questions for legal reasons, as you did not provide enough information and I am not an accountant or lawyer. These questions should be posed to the person doing your taxes or another person with expertise you trust; or communicate directly with the eforia.

Answer 4:
Under the heading ‘Citizens that reside abroad,’ it already gives the Metsovou location.

The majority of dimosio staff in Greece and at Greek consulates/embassies are unhelpful and rude to everyone on a daily basis. It has nothing to do with whether you live abroad.

  michael wrote @ January 5th, 2013 at 22:06

Comment 1:
Hello

I wonder if you are able to recommend a reputable and competent Greek Tax specialist to advise on the below questions. I have contacted Deloitte Touche and PWC – both are quoting very high fees to answer the below. I wonder if you know of anyone (must know what they are doing) that may be more competitive. I look forward to receiving your reply. Thank you.

I am a UK citizen and my wife is a Greek citizen. For the last four years, my wife and I have been living and working on a permanent basis in Singapore. All of our income originates in Singapore. We therefore pay our income tax in Singapore.

In the near future we are considering opening a Greek Brokerage account as individual investors (i.e. we are not a corporation!). My questions are:

1. I understand there is a 25% witholding tax on dividends. Firstly, are we liable to pay the witholding tax on dividends? (the reason I ask is that Singapore does not tax dividends). Is this witholding tax taken automatically from the brokerage account or would we need to take action to pay it each Tax Year? If so, what action would we need to take?
2. What is the situtation concerning Capital Gains Tax for individuals? Would you please clarify this for people like us that are non-resident? Firstly, are we liable to pay capital gains (the reason I ask is that Singapore does not charge Capital Gains Tax) on any investment gains? If yes, at what % rate? If yes, how do we actually pay the tax – would we need to complete a Greek Tax return? Can we make payments remotely (i.e. from Singapore) by e-banking transfer? Or do we need to be physically present in Greece?

In the further distant future, we may consider a Greek property purchase, if our financial situation allows it. I have been told that if we do indeed make a Greek property purchase, that we need to complete a Greek Tax return even if the property may not be an investment property i.e. it is not rented out so it is not generating any income. My questions are:

3. Would you please confirm, or advise otherwise, that we would, by law, need to file a Greek Tax return even if the property is not rented out so it is not generating any income. If this is true, what would we actually enter on the Tax Return and what Tax would we have to pay if the property is not generating rental income?

Comment 2:
I totally appreciate your response. Which is why, in my original comment, I stated clearly that what I was seeking from you was whether you were able to recommend a reputable and competent Greek Tax specialist that I could contact. I wasn’t looking for you to answer my questions – I am looking for a qualified, competent contact – if you have one. I’ve already contacted PWC and Deloitte Touche and they are expensive. Apologies for any confusion.

Kat Reply:

Answer 1:
As I say on many tax articles published on this website, I’m a journalist providing information in my unpaid free time that official websites and newspapers do not. It can take 3000 words to explain one law, and there’s no way a person can learn every tax law of every country, then apply it to one person’s unique situation based on citizenship, assets/liabilities, residency and goals. These questions must be directed to people with unique expertise.

In “Comments, Questions and Contacting Me,” it states why I do not make recommendations.

Answer 2:
There was no confusion on my part. In my original answer, the first paragraph attempts to explain why the quotes you received are so high — your questions require a highly specialized accountant familiar with the laws of three countries or a multinational firm such as those you already contacted. The second paragraph addresses why I don’t make recommendations.

Wishing you all the best.

  Barbara wrote @ January 7th, 2013 at 13:16

This is coming from a totally stressed parent. Any info you can provide is much appreciated. Below is my situation: I am an American Citizen that was born in Greece. I have never lived in Greece only vacationed here. My parents live in Greece and I recently came here with my son (10yr old) to help them. My son is attending a private school and we go back and forth to the united states often. We arrived in July and will return back to our home in the USA in August 2012 or August 2013. I received a letter from the school stating they need the AFM of the person responsible for the tuition payment. I don’t have an AFM. We are in Greece less than the 183 days. I don’t know what to do? Any advice or guideance on this issue…..

Kat Reply:

Based on my deep knowledge of Greek bureaucracy and answering thousands of questions over the years, it’s clear I’m not being told the whole story. And in the interest of transparency, I consulted with friends who have children that attended both private and public schools to compose this answer.

There are two issues.

1. Permission to stay in Greece
If you and/or your son are American citizens, you should have residence permits to stay in Greece and therefore an AFM. Why?
a) All non-EU citizens in Greece for 90 days in any 180-day period must hold a residence permit, as explained in “How Americans/non-EU citizens can get a permit to move, live and work in Greece.” Enrollment in school is viewed as establishing residency in Greece.

If you’re not working here and have funds from outside Greece, then see “How to get a visa and residence permit for Greece.”
b) A Schengen visa is only good for 90 days in any 180-day period. It does not renew or start over upon leaving Greece and coming back, as explained in “Overstaying a visa in Greece.” Going back and forth is irrelevant, as is quoting 183 days.
c) The only way around a permit is if you and your son both have dual citizenship with an EU/EEA country.
d) If you arrived in July and don’t yet have an AFM (a requirement to hold a residence permit), then you are Americans staying in Greece illegally or have dual citizenship with Greece or another EU/EEA country.

2. The AFM
Getting a Greek tax number is required for a number of transactions, regardless of nationality or if someone is “resident” in Greece and for how many days. You’re being asked for an AFM because private school tuition is considered a financial contract and must be declared (tekmiria) on an annual tax filing, similar to owning a vehicle. The school is required to issue you a receipt (timologio).

I have no further advice or guidance because I don’t understand why you won’t go to the tax office and get an AFM.

  David Godfrey wrote @ February 23rd, 2013 at 17:51

Your comment/question was moved to, “How to start a business in Greece.”

  Nick wrote @ July 29th, 2013 at 14:44

Who deals with Double Taxation issues. I recently did some work for Glaxo Smith Klein in Greece and they sprung a double taxation form on me after the work was done. The law they quoted does not exist. The compay company is guilty of fraud in China and also the USA and I wonder if this is a scam as well? I provided all evidence of my UK company being based in the UK but they still did not pay me what they owe. Who can I talk to in Greece?

Kat Reply:

See section called ‘Tax questions.’

  Louis wrote @ August 3rd, 2013 at 19:57

Hello, my girlfriend is in Greece with me on a 3 month holiday visa, and we are getting a visa extension for her based on medical reasons. In order to get the visa extension though, the department has requested a Greek bank account as proof of funds, and in order to open a Greek bank account she must get an AFM number. So questions, first can a foreigner in Greece on a holiday visa even get an AFM number, and second is an AFM number required to open a bank account here or can non-residents open? Thanks.

Kat Reply:

I and no one I know has ever been a foreigner on holiday trying to get an AFM, so I have no idea. Yes, an AFM (tax number) and a host of other things are required to open a bank account in Greece. If you explain the situation, the bank may offer a workaround (though it’s not guaranteed).

  Richie wrote @ August 15th, 2013 at 12:37

Hi, i wondered if you could help me. I worked in greece for 2 months. I believed i was i under contract. However i later found i wasnt when it came to pay day and i got underpaid and forced to leave without getting paid. I know for a fact the owner of company was evading tax on workers wages, expenses and income. Who can i contact to report the owner of this company?
Thank you

Kat Reply:

In general, if you didn’t sign a contract and file it yourself at the social insurance office, you’re not under contract. If you’re a freelancer, this status must be declared at the tax office and a booklet given for the purpose of issuing receipts as explained in “How to start a business in Greece.”

The financial crime hotline can be accessed at ’1517′ within Greece and +30 (210) 340 1113 outside Greece, with all complaints filed in Greek.

Staking a personal claim to unpaid wages and benefits must be done in person at the epitheorisi (offices run by the labor ministry) and also filed in Greek.

  George wrote @ September 16th, 2013 at 17:25

Hello myself and my wife live in the UK as UK citizens for a long time our parents originate from Greek Cyprus. We bought a plot of land with no building on it in the island of Rhodes. Can please tell me if I would have to pay property tax and when would I pay taking into account that I purchased the land 2009 and submitted tax forms E1E2 until 2011 Thank You

Kat Reply:

Please see the section, ‘Tax questions.’

  stylianos wrote @ October 21st, 2013 at 17:47

I need my afimi number.as i live in spain i approached the greek embassy if they can help me regain my number since for the last 10 years away from greece and no in need of it i lost it, now that i need it , i don’t know what more to do to recuperate my ΑΦΜ….

Kat Reply:

You need to contact the tax office, not the Greek embassy.

  anthony wrote @ December 18th, 2013 at 00:17

tax fraud is rampant in greece which is one of the main reasons it is unfortunately in such a mess.there is a family in eleftheroupolis kavala that are stealing from the country, it is a___ k___ of top flat 15 mav____ eleftheroupolis kavala, she had a dry cleaning business in the centre of eleftheroupolis a few years back. she went bankrupt ,shut the business up and set up her cleaning and pressing business at home. her customers bring clothing or fabrics around . they come back to pay and collect, tax free off course. her husband sometimes takes the finished goods back in his car. he has tax free job cleaning carpets. she also works for her husband’s cousin a____ a____ an olive processing company in the outskirts of kavala [between eleftheroupolis and kavala]. he employs family members on low pay probably tax free.

Kat Reply:

The story you tell is common, unfortunately, and I recommend reporting them to the Financial Crimes hotline at ’1517′ if compelled. It’s anonymous.

*As a policy of this website, I removed the names for reasons of privacy.

  mike wrote @ April 30th, 2014 at 00:35

The most easy easiest way to save money on greeck Greek tax is to file as greek who resides there as a permanend permanent resident.

find a CPA or attorney who can file like this and let the savings roll in. no one checks pasaports passports or folow follows ups up on residents.

  Nick wrote @ June 4th, 2014 at 05:07

My mother owns a few pieces of farmland in a village near Agrinion, and a block in the village. They are not very big. She inherited it many years ago. I’m not sure how she pays her taxes on this land. She won’t have a tax number. She lives in Australia. I’ve looked at the very valuable details about paying tax you’ve provided and thank you for it. But I wonder how this type of rural land is calculated?
Much appreciated. Nick

Kat Reply:

Quoted from tax articles on this website: I am “not a tax accountant, lawyer, inheritance expert, DEH/PPC employee, real estate agent or civil engineer. There is no way for me to learn thousands of complicated and ever-changing tax laws of 190+ countries worldwide, then apply them to cross-border agreements and your specific situation, filing status, citizenship, residency and property.”

You need to ask the eforia/tax office, an accountant and/or a lawyer. All best.

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