Who are exempted from the new provisions on tax deduction?

The following categories of taxpayers are exempted from the obligation to use electronic payment means:

  • Taxpayers 70 years old and older. 
  • Persons with a disability percentage of 80% and above.
  • Those under judicial support.
  • Tax residents in the EU or in the European Economic Area (EEA), subject to the conditions of art. 20 of Law 4172/2013, who are obliged to submit an income tax declaration in Greece and are taxed, in accordance with the rate applicable for income from salaried work and pensions.
  • Public officials and civil servants who serve abroad, as well as tax residents in Greece who live or work abroad, excluding employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the military who serve abroad and those serving in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union.
  • Minors obliged to submit an income tax declaration and taxed in accordance with the rate applicable for salaried employees and pensioners.
  • Permanent residents of villages with a local population up to 500 and of islands with a local population below 3,100 according to the latest census, unless these are tourist locations.
  • Taxpayers who have no income from any category or who have income only from capital and/or from capital transfer and their imputed income does not exceed the amount of Euro 9,500.
  • Taxpayers registered in the register of unemployed persons of the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED), for the difference resulting between their imputed income and their total income.
  • Taxpayers who are beneficiaries of Social Solidarity Income (KEA). 
  • Those serving their mandatory military service.
  • Taxpayers in long-term hospitalisation (for more than 6 months).

In addition, the following are also exempted: 

  • Those living in homes for the elderly and in psychiatric establishments, and 
  • Those imprisoned.
The taxpayers of the above categories are still required to collect receipts of an equal value.

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