Sadly, Alpha bank is closing it’s office on Skopelos from the 7th of April. Skopelosnews had heard the news from a reader but got confirmation this morning from the bank manager there. If you want to keep your account and do business you can go to the office in Skiathos which is located on the harbor front. As far as we know you can still take money from your bank account via the ATM’s on the island.
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Next week it is also possible to pay the road tax for 2017. An extension was given.
At the post office you cannot pay the road tax. Only at the bank.
If you cannot print out your road tax paper you can go to the bank.
At the national bank to the left of the tellers are Maggi and Dimitri.
With the details you give them (tax number and car number plate) they can make a printout.
The website for the payment of the road tax 2017 (you can pay until Friday) is up and ready.
As we did last year, we present the steps one needs to complete and the form that needs to be printed.
You will find it easier to follow the steps below if you open a new “window” in your browser to skopelosnews.
Then you will have two windows which you can leave open side by side while you fill out the form.
1. Go to the tax site.
2. You will see the screen pictured below. Click on the text marked by the arrow.
The below screen will appear. Click on “ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ.
5. A new image will pop-up which can/should be printed to take to the bank or post office for payment.
Single Property Tax (ENFIA) notifications for real estate owners in Greece have been available online for some weeks now and owners of property in Greece can visit the website http://www.gsis.gr for more information. The first of the five installments needs to be paid before Saturday the first of October 2016. You can pay the whole amount at once if you like. Ask your accountant if you have not received any notifications
7 km from Glossa in the sea an amount of ammunition was found, probably originating from the second world war. The defense ministry was informed and they will find a way to get the ammunition out of the water.
Milos square in the top of the town has a serious problem. Part of the road is giving away and slowly sinking. Engineers have visited the area and word is out that works will start soon. What kind of work we will let you know in time.
Marinopoulos/Carrefour supermarket in Greece is being taken over by the Sklavenitis supermarket chain. The first substantial step for the streamlining of Marinopoulos, until now, Greece’s biggest supermarket chain, through its transfer to rival Sklavenitis, was made on Saturday with the signing of the crucial funding agreement by the two companies and the creditor banks.
It is nice news for the employees in the Carrefour supermarket on Skopelos to know that their jobs will probably be safe and they can continue working there.
70% of hotelbeds are going to be filled in September. Maria Diamanti for the Hotel’s association has told E-Thessalia this. This year more Scandinavians, English, German and more tourists from the Balkans and Poland visited the island. She says that in a joint effort the hotels tried to promote the island and made interesting holiday packages for visitors. The Flying Cat4 coming from Thessaloniki to Skopelos has helped a lot too and many people who would go to islands like Lesbos choose another destination because of the refugees there. But don’t forget the movie Mama Mia Mrs. Diamanti says. It still gets people to the island.
The unified property tax (ENFIA), which will be paid by 7 million citizens (foreign home owners in Greece too) will start being posted on the online TAXIS platform today, August 29. The government hopes to raise 2.65 billion euros in revenues, same as in 2015, as the so-called “objective values” of properties were lowered this year and farmland has been excluded from the tax. Taxpayers will pay ENFIA in five installments with the first due at the end of September and the last set for January 2017. – See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/08/25/government-aims-to-raise-2-65-bln-euros-from-this-years-property-tax/#sthash.cekBo8Fh.dpuf
If you want to get more information about how to pay and how much you pay contact your accountant or lawyer. It is possible to pay the whole amount in once instead of installments.