It’s almost the time of year when those owning vehicles in Greece and wish to drive them legally on Greek roads must pay their circulation tax. This we except as part of the game – pay to play.
The fee that each individual pays used to be based on the age and engine size of the vehicle, the bigger the motor the higher the tax, and the Ministry of the Economy figured the tax for you. This year the tax will be calculated with additional criteria which will cause taxes on some vehicles to go up and some to go down.
Via iEfimerida newspaper:
“More than 1.2 million taxpayers will suffer increases in road tax, according to the government’s plan for the changes.
Specifically, it is estimated that over 1.2 million. Taxpayers, by car which was first put into service in the last 10 years in the EU or Greece will have to pay higher fees, while reductions in fees will see about 800,000 owners IX age greater 10 years.
According to ” information, the changes promoted by the Ministry of Finance include:
• Significant increases in road tax for cars cars with high commercial value (luxury), which first circulated in the EU or in Greece from 2011 onwards.
• Smaller increases in road tax for large private commercial vehicles that were released for the first time in EU or in Greece the period from 2006 to 2010.
• Small road tax reduction for medium and large displacement cars cars were first period from 2000 to 2005 in EU Greece.
• Larger decreases in rates for medium and large displacement cars which they were released for the first time in EU or Greece before 2000.
• Also, for all cars that were released for the first time since January 1, 2007 to 2010, which are currently subject to fees which are calculated based on the cubic centimeters of engine, apply the calculation system based pollutants. This will result in more than 1 million car owners to pay significantly higher charges compared to last year.
• The free ticket given to cars which emit low emissions below 90 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer will now be based on a limit of 80 g CO2. And so thousands of owners, which until now did not pay a single euro, will pay fees.”
Don’t worry – all of this will be calculated for you by the Ministry who will let you know what you owe when it’s time (not yet) to log on to their website (like last year and the year before) https://www1.gsis.gr/webtax2/telhkykl/year2012/telhkykl/index.jsp