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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-12/283 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 20 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||04 April 2020 (updated 30 July 2021)|
According to Legislative Act 11 March 2020 "Emergency contingency measures to tackle the adverse effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 and to address the need to limit the spread of the virus», the Press Releases of 18 and 20 March 2020 and Legislative Act 20.03.2020 “Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of the COVID-19, to support society and entrepreneurship and to ensure the smooth functioning of the market and public administration” that were issued after the above press releases, the following measure announced for the support of the economy and entrepreneurship. As such, for audits that are currently pending for the return of income tax and VAT to enterprises, the refund will take place immediately (subject to the statute of limitation provisions).
According to Legislative Act 11.03.2020/2020, the Press Releases of 18 and 20 March 2020 and Legislative Act 20.03.2020/2020 that were issued after the above Press Releases, the following measure announced for the support of the economy and entrepreneurship. On what concerns audits that are currently pending for the return of income tax and VAT to enterprises, the refund will take place immediately (subject to the statute of limitation provisions) on condition that the total amount of the pending refund claims does not exceed €30,000 per type of taxation and per beneficiary of the refund. Pending audit cases are those where no preliminary tax assessment note has been issued yet.
No data available.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No available information.
Eurofound (2020), Acceleration of income tax and VAT refund, measure GR-2020-12/283 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-12_283.html
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