Tax­pay­ers brac­ing for huge bill

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Al­ter­nate Fi­nance Min­is­ter Try­fon Alex­i­adis added to con­fu­sion re­gard­ing the start of pay­ments for the Sin­gle Prop­erty Tax (ENFIA) this year, say­ing on Satur­day that the first of five monthly in­stall­ments by the end of the year will be due in end-Au­gust.

The most likely sce­nario was that the first of four tranches would be due by end-Septem­ber, but it is po­lit­i­cally de­sir­able for the govern­ment to spread the ENFIA tax pay­ment across five monthly in­stall­ments, not four.

For this to hap­pen, the min­istry will have to have is­sued its ENFIA no­tices within the next few days, just as tax­pay­ers are start­ing to bear the brunt of the huge tax obli­ga­tions ahead of them in the sec­ond half of the year.

It is es­ti­mated over 2.3 mil­lion tax­pay­ers will have to pay ad­di­tional tax for their 2015 in­comes, start­ing from the dead­line of the first tranche on July 29. Then some 6.1 mil­lion prop­erty own­ers will have to start cov­er­ing the pro­jected rev­enues of 3.8-4 bil­lion eu­ros the govern­ment will ask for through ENFIA this year. On top of that, tax­pay­ers will also have to con­tend with the road tax, an in­crease in the so-called sol­i­dar­ity levy and sev­eral other charges that are due for pay­ment by the end of the year.

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