Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:53 PM
As far as I can tell, I will need my passport, birth certificate and possibly proof of income or ability to support myself.
The office in Athens is possibly at 173 Alexandros Avenue but I can't find a phone number in order to find out in advance what documents I will need.
I will go armed with numerous copies and passport photos but would be grateful if anyone knows the number or can point me towards an official government site that actually gives relevant information.
*pauses for a moment to stop the giggles*
How strict are they on the 90 day thing as well? I can understand why people don't bother but if I'm working here I will need to.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:06 PM
Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:30 PM
My friend said she needed her tax number first so I think i shall stop worrying about it for now and sort it out next week. Like you say, it all depends who you see. The mood I'm in today I'm really tempted to not bother and look for jobs outside Greece!
Ah well, I'll relax for Easter first, thanks for the tips Pam.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:39 PM
First I don't want to take the glory for the other forum you mention. Its owned by a friend and I'm just an admin to help with deleting any spam that may come along.
Second:residents permit; If you hold a passport from another European country eg UK you do not need a residents permit, you can stay in Greece as long as you want legally without one. Sometimes, however, it comes up, most often when purchasing a car. If you really want one just go to your local police station with your passport, this is where they issue them. (when I went and asked for one , they told me I didnt need it) The immigration office you mention is for non eu nationals and you will need a lot of time from what I see, the queues are extremly long.
To work, buy a house, or a car, you need a tax number. This is the easiest thing in the world to get. Just go along to your nearest tax office and they will issue you one.
You dont need a residents permit to work
Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:14 AM
Cheers Assim. It's been driving me nuts trying to work out what I need to do and the documents I'll need and i was especially grumpy earlier so there were some foul words flying around.
Have you seen the Greek embassy site in London? they can't even get the scroll bars working so you can't read all the text. Doesn't create a good impression really.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:42 PM
We were told we'd need our Tax Number, copies of our Passport and 6 photos.
We'll find out in a few weeks time when we apply for ours.
Skopi used to be a nice place til we arrived
Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:16 AM
If someone moves to Crete in middle of tax year, gets a tax number etc, does their earnings from the country they have left get taken into account for that year in Crete? Or do they start from scratch?
Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:34 PM
Basically you would get taxed in the UK for the proportion of earnings you had while in the UK. Then you would declare those earnings and the fact the tax had been paid in the UK on you Greek tax returns. You would then not be taxed again on those earnings and the Greek taxman would have his bit for the earnings in Greece.
Note; The tax year in the UK runs April 6th to April 5th the following year
In Greece the tax year runs from Jan 1st to December the 31st.
Ie you finish work in the UK in June and start work in Greece in June.
You would pay income tax to the UK for April through to June. You will get a certificate from your employer for earnings and tax paid from January to June for the Greek accountant.
You would then pay tax for income arising in Greece from June to December.
Don't worry its simple with a good accountant.
Directgov is a good website for infomation on leaving the uk
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:44 AM
You can't beat the Taxman so: angry: !!! Your weblink Directgov is good reading and gives a good insight into moving etc and is probably similar to my situation leaving Ireland, must check to see if there is anything similar from here.... Will post link for others (if there is one!), cheers.
The tax year here is same as Crete 1 Jan-31 Dec. makes things much easier all round.
Any idea of a Website about Taxation in Crete worth checking?
My main question is about banking, I can put money in Bank here in Ireland and get 10% Interest Tax Free (as a Non-Resident, when we move) and it would then come under "Unearned Income" not sure what the Interest Rates are in Crete!
Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:01 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:22 PM
Just thinking about basic ideas at moment.
Reckon a good accountant would be best before doing anything.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:11 PM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:55 PM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:18 PM
The Halifax are advertising a Current Account with 10.48% Interest Rate on deposits, just wondering about their Credit Exposure at moment.......haven't checked their terms/conditions yet though.
If I invest with them, then move to Crete I'll then have a Non-Resident Account!
Anyone can open an account with them, if it is a large amount deposited you must be able to prove that it comes from a legitimate source! You'd probably have to do it in person!