A half million homeowners in Greece were originally told to correct “serious errors” on E9 forms filed between 2005-2008 within 10-15 days or else receive a fine. However, the deadline was extended to December 22, 2009 after the new government took power in October.
The General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS) sent 300,000 letters from the Ministry of Finance and then the remaining 200,000 at the end of June 2009, which notify taxpayers of errors or omissions and what actions are necessary to correct them. Letters also contain a special code assigned to the case for identification purposes.
To ensure quick and efficient service, taxpayers should have:
a) The relevant AFM,
b) special identification code from the letter,
c) “Αριθ. Ειδ/σης” from the ekkatharistiko, or Greek ID or passport number, if for some reason the ekkatharistiko does not exist or is misplaced.
Those opting to make corrections by phone or through the Internet will receive amended statements by mail.
The circular on June 22, 2009 initially said that residents could only submit corrections by phone (conversations are recorded) or online, but complaints from those without Internet access forced the government to allow in-person service at the Greek tax office/eforia/DOY.
* Article updated December 6, 2009
— Should you receive a letter after the deadline, or on a date that doesn’t give you 10-15 days, keep the outer envelope with the postmark as proof. It will be difficult to avoid a fine for appearing late, if you don’t.
— All corrections should be reviewed for accuracy, as they are final and binding.
— Homeowners living outside Greece should use the online system or take necessary measures, if mail is not delivered directly abroad.
— It is unnecessary to hire a lawyer. Most corrections can be amended by the homeowner or, at most, an accountant who is more adept with tax terminology and working the system, online or in person.
Phone: 801 111 2277 — Monday to Friday, 8:00-18:00 (Only accessible from within Greece)
Websites: www.e-9.gr (to submit corrections) | www.gsis.gr/E9 (to view statements) *No longer available.
In person: Find an office nearest you in English, “Greek tax office/eforia/DOY locations”
* KEP Citizen Service Centres are not authorized to assist with E9 corrections, nor are Greek consulates/embassies.
“Ειδοποιητήρια για λάθη σε 500.000 δηλώσεις Ε9” — Eleftheros Tipos
“Ξανά στην Εφορία 500.000 ιδιοκτήτες ακινήτων” — Ta Nea
“Και μέσω εφοριών η διόρθωση λαθών στο Ε9” — Eleftherotypia
“Odyssey of correcting E9” — Eleftherotypia
“Πως θα διορθώσετε τα λάθη στο Ε9 – How to correct errors on the E9 form” – Eleftherotypia