VAT changes ?

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  • #158599

    The Grocer
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  • #194202

    jodevizes
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    Yes and the official language will become Swedish and underpants must be changed every hour, they will be worn on the outside to facillitate checking. (See Woddy Allens’ Bananas).
    I don’t know what drugs he’s on but I don’t think I’ll try them. This is the weirdest way of running a VAT policy ever. Maybe I need to think again about the move, I was hoping to leave this Big Brother state of England but it looks like I’ll get a Bigger Brother.

  • #194203

    kolofarthos
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    Just what everyone who is poor and all businesses need.
    I find it unbelievable. It is not even April first.
    Looks like KP ought to be in the new cash register registration business 😥

    Surely this will just encourage the black market? Tinkering to make things more complicated just encourages evasion.

    Sorry probably preaching to the converted……..

  • #194204

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Calm down…there are sure to be another barrage of changes yet again.

    Meanwhile maybe Greece is going to be the first country to be forced into being a cashless society. Something that is being talked about a lot everywhere, the talk is that this will be imposed in many countries.

    I for one will oppose it. Imagine the control on ones life and the total loss of privacy. As the man said in the article…it will stop all those dirty little habits Greeks have :))

  • #194205

    jodevizes
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    Reminds me of a film Logans Run? Probabably a few others as well where the Govt cancels your card and you become an outlaw, unable to do anything except go on the run and join the rebels. Hooray!
    Better to go the batering route or by extension, local currency.

  • #194206

    KP
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    Ahhh, I knew we could rely on kiwi to leap to the defence of her government heroes! :mrgreen:
    They really should consider cannonising you as ‘Saint Kiwi of lost causes’! :mrgreen:

    Jodevizes…. you thought that you would be coming to a country with less big brother watching schemes than the UK? Not with a left wing government in Greece… They’re not about doing anything logical, only about what will allow them to stay in power while keeping an eye on everybody and everything and creating lots of government jobs for everybody (without figuring out how they’ll pay for it all)! They did learn from Russia remember!
    BTW: I’m really sorry and ashamed to say that anybody who would even considering moving to Greece at the moment, needs to seriously reconsider! Unless they have more than enough money to face any eventuality and have found a way of not keeping any of the said money in Greek banks! :(

    The VAT system will require the creation of tens of thousands of more government employees to keep an eye on it all of course and what’s the bet that the cost of all the new jobs will far outweight the extra revenue created by this scheme? 😕
    More jobs for the ‘brothers’! Then all of us will finally be equal…. with the exception of those who are varying degrees more equal than the others! :))

    Kolofart… I don’t think I’d consider going into the cash till business in Greece right now, but I am considering continuing penniless in Greece and waiting for this new socialist utopia-to-be to feed me and perhaps even give me one of those tax insprectors jobs for the boys! :))

  • #194207

    kiwi
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    Ahhh, I knew we could rely on kiwi to leap to the defence of her government heroes! :mrgreen:
    They really should consider cannonising you as ‘Saint Kiwi of lost causes

    Actually Kp I was being facetious and sarcastic about the proposed law, since my and most people’s experience of Greece in the past when other parties ruled before this 100 day old one, has been of stupid laws enacted that have done nothing to help the economy or the people they serve, and that have been chopped and changed constantly adding to the confusion. That was why I sarcastically suggested to calm down and wait before accepting it as gospel.

    Personally if I was now in Greece, I wouLd be quietly going to the ATM every second day and withdrawing the limit until I had 5 or 10K tucked away…for a rainy day. Not because this government is in power, but because of little reported rumblings around the region.

    It appears a lot of political games are being played in Albania, FYROM, Kosovo,Turkey, and in our little corner in Thrace. At the same time, and little reported, the Greek Defence Minister was snubbed without explanation, on his visit to the U.S. by his counterpart Ashton Carter. That is a message. After being offered lesser aides which he refused he eventually met with deputy Sec Victoria Nuland of Eurasian affairs and of Ukraine fame. Politics is made up of tiny little events that are like a join the dots game. Who visits who, when, where and history before that.

    All this is merely my own speculation and something I do in between defending lost causes as kp has cleverly figured out. There is no harm in being prepared for all eventualities and money unfortunately is the basic key to survival. I hope my suspicions are proved wrong and that no political games are being played out, like weakening Greek morale by holding back loans until people can’t get their pensions or pay. It all seems too convenient and the question remains…will the peasants then be assisted to revolt? Just sayin…

    Jodevies until matters become clearer you might want to think renting for a year before buying anything in Greece. No point risking bringing cash over in uncertain times. Let’s not forget Cyprus.

  • #194208

    jodevizes
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    Yes good idea but after only being half way through the packing, I really don’t want to go through all that again. Am keeping an eye on things, the Govt keeps saying they wont do a Cyprus but the way the money is leaking out the banks (going to new cars I read), they would say that wouldn’t they?

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