Branch fee for tax pay­ment from Friday

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

As of this Friday tax­pay­ers will have to fork out be­tween 1.10 and 1.50 eu­ros for ev­ery trans­ac­tion con­ducted at their bank’s counter to pay their dues to the state.

The com­mis­sion banks will charge for the pay­ment of taxes will be higher if the pay­ment is in cash (i.e. with­out us­ing a bank ac­count held in that bank) com­pared with the that for tax through a bank ac­count. Up un­til now, the state shoul­dered the com­mis­sion so that mak­ing tax pay­ments was free of charge for tax­pay­ers.

Banks will de­fine the new tar­iffs in the com­ing days, but it is cer­tain there will still be no charge for pay­ments of taxes via e-bank­ing, mo­bile bank­ing and ATMs so as to bol­ster the al­ready grow­ing on­line trans­ac­tions trend.

Last year, out of the 50 mil­lion pay­ments made for var­i­ous taxes and du­ties, 32.5 mil­lion (or 65 per­cent) were con­ducted over the counter. How­ever, this has al­ready changed with data for this year show­ing that 40 per­cent of tax pay­ments were made at branches, 50 per­cent on ebank­ing and 10 per­cent via mo­bile bank­ing.

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