Annually paid property taxes
Local municipal taxes depend on the total area of the property and calculated in the municipality based on the fee per square meter (usually: 1-3€/sq.m. per year). The tax is paid once per year including in electricity bill.
The tax on home ownership
The annual tax of property ownership in Greece applies to individuals and legal entities. The tax is calculated according to an objective value which sets the tax authorities every year on January 1st. With the introduction of the new law on 1 January 2014 in Greece has a unified real estate tax, which replaced the old special tax introduced in October 2011, better known as "haratsi". New tax applies to all types of real estate. It is calculated individually for each specific property, and depends on many parameters - the type of the property, size, location, type of use, age of the building, etc.
Now, in comparison with "haratsi", new tax is not paid, together with electricity bills but it’s a separate receipt from tax service with the ability to pay it at once or in equal parts during 5 months.
For example, the tax rate for the majority of areas in the region of Halkidiki – 2,6-3 € per m2, that means property ownership of 100m2 annual tax will be about 300 €.
In Greece, with the January 1, 2014 also applies a surcharge on the total value of real estate owners (if there are several properties owned or expensive real estate) more than 300 000 euro contract value. Its rate depends on the value of the object and ranges from 0.1% of the cost up to 1% (objects worth more than EUR 1 million) per year.
Tax on land
In January 2014, for the first time in Greece it was launched a tax on land. Until this moment land has not been taxed and it was a big advantage for investors. Income tax on the land varies from 0.003 to 9 euros per square meter. m., depending on the value of the site, place etc.