ECONOMY

Long queues at tax offices for final installments and road tax

Long queues formed from early on Monday morning at tax offices around the country as Greeks sought to hand back car and motorcycle license plates and take care of outstanding tax obligations before the end of the year.

Taxpayers have today and Tuesday to pay their road tax for 2014, pay the last installment of income tax, pay the installments of property tax for 2011, 2012 and 2013. It is also their last chance to return license plates if they do not wish to use their vehicles next year and avoid paying road tax for them.

Until Monday, some 2.2 million vehicle owners had not paid their road tax for 2014.

The general secretary for revenues Haris Theocaris told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that any decision on extending the deadlines would have to be taken by the Finance Ministry. However, tax offices are due to remain closed on January 2 and 3.