The head of Greece’s Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) Giorgos Pitsilis on Monday encouraged citizens to conduct transactions online as much as possible, after announcing that as of March 16 all of Greece’s tax offices have been operating via email.
Pitsilis added that by April 10 the country’s online tax platform TaxisNet will be able to accept debit card payments on settled debts, as it already accepts payments on outstanding debts.
As of Monday, Pitsilis added, TaxisNet has been providing citizens with information on their tax returns or other claims. This update, combined with the ability to submit an IBAN bank account in TaxisNet's personalised information page, “ greatly simplifies the process,” he noted.
He also mentioned the decision to extend the payment deadline of tax debts of citizens aged 70 or older, and of those with a disability of 80% or more, to Friday April 10.
With long pensioners’ queues observed on Tuesday outside banks and who did not practice physical distancing, Pitsilis urged the country’s aged to embrace e-banking and to "stay home, change habits, and with the help of our younger family members learn to use technology." Stay safe, stay healthy, he concluded.