Greece Sales Tax VAT

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From June 1, 2016 the standard V.A.T. rate in Greece is 24% increased from the previous 23% rate. There is a reduced rate of 13% that applies, in the main, to food, medicines. The V.A.T rate for hotel accommodation, books and newspapers is 6.5%.

The obligations to register for Greek VAT are similar to the rest of Europe, and are based on the EU VAT Directive.  Greece is permitted to vary these in accordance with derogations.  The most common examples of scenarios for VAT registration are:

  • Importing goods for the first time into Europe via Greece
  • Intra-community sales (dispatches) or purchases (acquisitions) of goods from other European Union states
  • Buying and selling goods within the Greek territory
  • Maintaining a consignment stock in Greece which is used to hold goods prior to resale locally.
  • Sales in Greece over the internet to non-VAT registered customers.  This is subject to a Greek annual sales threshold.
  • Holding events, conferences and exhibitions where admission is charged on the door.
  • If a company is otherwise a non-VAT trader, but is receiving services in Greece under the reverse charge rule.
  • The self supply of goods.

If you wish to apply for Sales Tax in Greece, please register in the form below the reasons for needing sales tax VAT in Greece or send us an email.