ECONOMY

TaxisNet suffers technical glitch

TaxisNet, the electronic portal for tax transactions, was back in operation Thursday afternoon after a technical glitch prevented users, mainly motorists wishing to pay road tax for 2014, from accessing the site during the morning hours.

Speaking to Skai, the Finance Ministry’s general secretary for revenues Haris Theocharis said the system had been down due to maintenance and that the necessary adjustments were now in place.

The Finance Ministry has granted a small extension for the payment of the road tax for 2014, until Friday, January 3, due to the large number of vehicle owners who came forward on Monday and Tuesday to pay their tax before the end of the year.

Tax offices have been operating on reduced staff in order to serve citizens with pressing demands.

SYRIZA parliamentary spokesman Panayiotis Kouroublis has asked the government to once more extend the deadline.

Roads tax for 2014 will remain unchanged from this year, ranging from 22 euros for vehicles with an engine capacity for under 300 cc to 1,320 for those with engines that are 4 liters or larger.

The only difference is that for 2014, owners of cars whose engines are 1,929 cc or more, will also have to pay a luxury tax.