Prop­erty own­ers cut power sup­ply

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - THANOS TSIROS

More than 1.3 mil­lion prop­er­ties across Greece have been left with­out power upon their own­ers’ de­mand in re­cent years, cross-check­ing by the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of Pub­lic Rev­enue and the Hel­lenic Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Net­work Op­er­a­tor (DED­DIE) has shown.

Given that the num­ber of ac­tive users of the power net­work stood at 7,385,000 at the end of 2013, it ap­pears that a very high num­ber of prop­erty own­ers, pos­si­bly up to 18 per­cent, have at least one prop­erty where the power con­nec­tion has been cut in their name.

The rea­sons for hav­ing a prop­erty’s power sup­ply cut are as would be ex­pected: not hav­ing to pay lo­cal au­thor­ity le­vies, the ex­emp­tion of those prop­er­ties from the used prop­erty as­sets that tax au­thor­i­ties take into ac­count when de­ter­min­ing each tax­payer’s in­come sta­tus, and not hav­ing to pay the var­i­ous charges tagged onto elec­tric­ity bills, such as the fixed pay­ment to the power company, the levy for the state broad­caster etc.

How­ever the main rea­son for prop­erty own­ers’ decision to have their sup­ply cut has been the prop­erty levy tagged onto elec­tric­ity bills from 2011 to 2013.

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