The submission of tax returns is picking up speed with the percentage already set at 30% of the total, almost two months before the deadline.

According to the analysis of the data, by AADE, the seven out of ten taxpayers who have already submitted the declaration will not be asked to pay additional tax, since the invoices issued are either zero or credit.

The most remarkable thing this year is the speed of refunds to those who are entitled to them. So based on the picture so far, money has been credited to 219,208 taxpayers, since the settlement statement issued was a credit.

Let’s take a closer look at the resulting image up to a few hours ago:

* 1,850,543 E1 declarations have been submitted, which corresponds to approximately 29% of the total. About 6.4 million tax returns were submitted last year.

* Of these, a zero settlement was issued for 52.76%, i.e. for 952,605 taxpayers.

* 547,441 taxpayers are required to pay additional tax, corresponding to 30.32% of the total. The average amount they are asked to pay is 857 euros.

* For the remaining 16.92% of taxpayers, i.e. 313,817, who have submitted their tax return, the settlement statement is a credit. The average return they will collect is 348 euros. It should be noted that the payments, through TtE, are made every week.

* About 70,000 to 80,000 statements are submitted daily.

It should be noted that a few days ago the deadline for submitting the declarations was extended until July 31 at 3:00 p.m., while the deadline for paying the first installment of the tax that is likely to arise also expires on the same day at midnight.

As emphasized in the relevant announcement, “the government, consistently pursuing a tax policy with a social and developmental character, extends the time frame for submitting income tax returns, in order to make it easier for all Greek citizens to be consistent with their obligations.”

How can income tax be paid?

There are four different ways taxpayers can pay their due income tax for the 2022 tax year.


1. One time until July 31, receiving a 3% discount on the total tax incurred.

2. In 8 monthly installments, with the first to be paid by July 31 and the last by February 29, 2024.

3. In up to 12 monthly installments with an interest rate of 4.5% or 24 installments with an interest rate of 6%.

4. In 12 interest-free monthly installments with a credit card at a bank of their choice.

It is noted that the payment of the tax, which is determined by declarations of taxpayers participating in legal persons and legal entities that keep aplographic books, is made in six equal monthly installments.