ECONOMY

Solidarity tax to be extended for two years

Greek taxpayers will continue to pay an extra solidarity tax on income in the next two years, but at a 30 percent discount compared to current rates, it emerged on Thursday. The emergency tax was introduced as an emergency measure in 2011 while a bill regarding its prolongation was expected to be presented in Parliament on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the House was expected to examine an amendment regarding the prolongation of value added tax for restaurant, cafe and bar bills set at 15 percent.