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safaribehn Post time: 2013-1-27 08:26
Hmm, I confused so pardon my silly questions... You pay taxes once annually, or you only pay 8 o ...
Hmm, I confused so pardon my silly questions... You pay taxes once annually, or you only pay 8 out of 12 months?
We Greeks used to pay once a year (i suspect like most of the western world) then after the taxes suddenly became 2-4 times higher, the average pay ~100-400 euro lower, and all of this while the things we bought remained in roughly the same prices. They gave us the opportunity to split the yearly tax into many months to be able to pay it. Still by statistics that i've read more than 60% of the Greek people are having great difficulties paying the tax, meaning that i'm in better financial condition than most of them.
How much do you earn if you don't mind me asking?
I earn ~600 euros per month, used to earn ~800 before the crisis started.
And also, don't you have a progressive tax system or something, meaning those who earn little pay a smaller percentage than those who earn more?
The progressive tax system doesn't apply in the house/property tax, so you may be for example: Unemployed or a part-time worker who gets payed 250 $ per month and get a huge bill just because you sometime in the past had inherited the house of your grandpa which is in some village somewhere very far away from for example: Athens where you live - and which you use only once a year for vacation if you feel like it. This is what IMF & EU lenders agreed with our oligarchs - the systematic destruction of the middle class.
I don't mean to be diminishing your problems though, it sound pretty rough what you guys are going through down there, regardless what the reasons are or who's to blame...
...from what i understand through documentaries and articles almost every country that has been through imf programs has been through something simmilar, that's until when they couldn't take any more and exploded.
You can see videos of the infamous argentinian government running for their lives via helicopters from the wrath of their people.