Greece sales tax law for 2019 VAT and Sales Tax Rates in Greece for 2019

Greece VAT Rate

Greece VAT & Sales Tax

19.00%

About €19 tax on a €100 purchase
Exact tax amount may vary for different items

The current Greece VAT (Value Added Tax) is 19.00%.

The VAT is a sales tax that applies to the purchase of most goods and services, and must be collected and submitted by the merchant to the Greece governmental revenue department.

Of the thirty four countries tracked, sixteen have a higher maximum VAT rate then Greece.Countries with similar VAT rates include Austria with a VAT of 20%, Czech Republic with a VAT of 20% and Estonia with a VAT of 20%.

Greece Sales Tax Rate
VAT/Sales Tax Reduced VAT Rate World VAT Rank
19% None 17th of 34

Greece VAT Refund For Visitors

Visitors to Greece may be able to get a refund of the Greece VAT tax paid on any goods bought for deportation. To get a VAT refund, you must present receipts for the goods purchased (and possibly proof of your deportation of the goods) to a Greece VAT refund station (which are often found in airports, tourist offices, or international travel hubs).

Some localities have a minimum purchase price for which a VAT refund can be claimed, or certain purchase types which cannot be made tax-free. A VAT refund of up to 19.00% of your total expenditures may be refunded for qualifying purchases. Regulations on VAT and sales tax refunds vary across countries and by region, so be sure to check ahead before expecting a Greece VAT refund.

Greece VAT Law For Businesses and Merchants

Businesses in Greece are required to collect a sales tax of 19.00% on behalf of the government, which they must submit to the applicable Greece revenue department in a periodical VAT tax return. Unlike the United States' sales tax, which is only charged on sales to end consumers, the VAT is collected on all sales - even of raw materials.

Businesses may be required to register for a Greece VAT number or other identifier to enable the government to track and verify VAT tax returns. VAT collection is a responsibility of the merchant, and failure to collect and submit the appropriate tax amounts may result in severe penalties.


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