You can throw out 2016 re­ceipts

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Tax­pay­ers can stop col­lect­ing the re­ceipts for re­tail pur­chases and throw away all those they have col­lected to date, as they will not count to­ward this year’s tax-free al­lowance.

Salary work­ers, pen­sion­ers and farm­ers will en­joy a tax-free amount rang­ing be­tween 1,900 and 2,100 eu­ros, de­pend­ing on their fam­ily sit­u­a­tion, without need­ing any re­ceipts. As was the case for 2015 in­comes, the in­come dec­la­ra­tion for 2016 to be sub­mit­ted by tax­pay­ers in spring 2017 will not have a field for re­ceipts col­lected.

By con­trast, the draft of the up­dated bailout agree­ment that Greece’s cred­i­tors have sub­mit­ted to the gov­ern­ment pro­vides for the new sys­tem of on­line trans­ac­tions to be fully op­er­a­tive in 2017 (al­though no spe­cific date has been cited), so that tax­pay­ers who use their credit or debit cards or con­duct trans­ac­tions through on­line bank­ing ser­vices will, by do­ing so, not have to pay tax on a cer­tain amount of their in­come in 2018.

The draft also pro­vides for an ad­di­tional tax-free al­lowance for tax­pay­ers who make pay­ments on­line or us­ing credit/debit cards amount­ing to over 80 per­cent of their an­nual in­come, while there will be ex­cep­tions for cer­tain cat­e­gories of tax­pay­ers such as those aged over 65 and those liv­ing in re­mote parts of the coun­try.

Salary work­ers, pen­sion­ers and farm­ers will be en­ti­tled to a tax-free al­lowance without need­ing re­ceipts.

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