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How can I become a tax resident of Greece?

Is there a way to become a tax resident in Greece but not pay taxes for foreign incomes? I am a citizen of the UAE.

  • Synergia Technical and Consulting SA
    November 29, 2020

    Please be advised that in Greek taxation law, regarding the criteria for the determination of the tax residence status, the reference to social ties is erased, since based on the OECD model tax explanatory notes, social ties are included in the notion of personal ties. It is clarified that an individual who is present in Greece for a period exceeding the 183 days cumulatively (and not continuously as currently in force) during any 12 month period is a Greek tax resident as of their first day of presence in Greece. As tax resident of the country is subject to taxation for his global income. Of course it’s advisable to address your request also to an experienced tax advisor.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    November 24, 2020

    There is no tax charges for foreign income in Greek taxation legislation.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    November 16, 2020

    For this matter you will need assistance from an accountant based in Greece.

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    November 13, 2020

    In order to become a tax resident in Greece, you need to stay in Greece for 182 days per year. And also if you become a tax resident in Greece, your global income will be taxed in Greece.

  • VV Legal
    November 13, 2020

    If you become a tax resident of Greece, you will have the obligation to pay taxes for foreign incomes.

  • Foutsis & Partners Law Firm
    November 13, 2020

    There is a double tax treaty between Greece and UAE, which allows you to be taxed in UAE for income. In order to become a resident of Greece, you have to rent a house and get a tax number.