Chania 11/03/2020

The property owners are already charged trough the electricity bills,
municipality charges.  There is a municipality tax that is called T.A.P.
that is going to be collected also through the electricity bill. (Until now
it was paid only when you have sold your property). This tax is not the same
for all the municipalities. (Approximate is 20-30 euro per year for a home
of 100 sq.m.).

The municipalities have found out that many properties have been reported
with the wrong square meter. So the municipalities require the actual size of
your property.

The municipalities have recently opened an online platform that we have to
update the sq. m. of your property according to the already declared sq.m. of
the property declarations (E9 form) in the tax office.

For some cases your tax advisor may we need some information from your side:

a)    If you have bought the home after 01/01/2012 and you have not built
any additional space is not needed to do any actions. We declare the sq. m.
of your property to the municipality. (NO ACTIONS IS NEEDED).

b)    If you have bought the home after 01/01/2012 and you have built some
more space you have to tell to us the additional sq.m. of the space, in
order to declare the actual size of your property. (ACTION IS NEEDED).

c)    If you have bought the property before the 01/01/2012 and you have
done the official legalization process of the property, you have to tell to
us that you have done the legalization. (ACTION IS NEEDED).

d)    If you have bought the property before the 01/01/2012 and you have NOT
done the official legalization process of the property, you have to tell to
us the actual square meter of your property. (ACTION IS NEEDED).

Also in case that there are changes between the actual size of the property
and the size that is written on the official deed or building permit, is
needed to submit a new property declaration to the tax office.

The above procedure is very important to be complete before the 31/03/2020.
In this case, the TAP will be charged from 01/01/2020.

Otherwise, the municipalities will ask the TAP tax five years back!.

So please act as soon as possible.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you need any help, we will connect you directly with a highly-skilled tax advisor.