ATHENS, March 26th, 2012 - the equality in front of the tax seems to be called into question to Greece. The Greek government indeed recently adopted a measure in favor of illegal constructions, a phenomenon which makes rage on this side of the Mediterranean.
The question is thus to know if Greece, famous for its political clientelism and its administrative corruption will hold indeed its promises towards the EU and the IMF, who engaged in a vast plan of assistance.
Indeed, at a few days of the legislative elections, the government thus comes to maintain the tax incentive in fact of which enjoy many owners. An tax incentive in fact which enables them to be less punctured as regards tax on the real estate on properties which sometimes largely exceeded the permit building granted.
Thus for a real owner to whom had been granted 50m ², the current practice had been become to extend housing without requiring any authorization making pass the good to 200m ² for example. A chronic situation which had pushed last November, the Minister of environment to sanction these real owners with the payment of a contractual fine. As for the m ² additional illegal, the tax did not take them into account.
A bill thus had this fact launched in order to include in tax calculation this share in fact. Provision whose vote was moved back with a latter date to the great displeasure of the equality in front of the tax.
Pure suppression and simple of the amendment for the News-Democracy
For one of the parties member of the government coalition, ND this provision should be straightforwardly removed. A pure suppression and simple which would make it possible this party to gain some voices in more for the next elections, whereas this one leaves favorite in the anticipated elections envisaged by mid-May. This party had been even withdrawn from the debate concerning the recasting of the tax system in Greece, after the enrichment depot concerned.