GREEK TAX NUMBER
Greek Tax Reference Number (*AFM or ΑΦΜ) (Αριθμός Φορολογικός Μητρώου)
An *AFM number is required to:
- purchase land and/or buildings,
- purchase a car (or motorcycle),
- open a Greek Bank account
Before the transfer of a property to your name can be completed, your Lawyer must apply for a Greek Tax Reference Number from the Eforia.
Documentary evidence should be available, including:
- passport (and photocopy)
- Birth Certificate (and photocopy)
- marriage certificate (if applicable)
The Notary Public will not permit the transfer of a property unless the necessary documentation from the Tax Office is available.
The Greek Tax Year runs from 1 Jan to 31 December.
Once your Greek Tax Number has been established, your (probably yet to be appointed) Accountant must submit a Tax Return between 1 Feb and 31 May of the following year each year, irrespective of whether you have earned income in Greece or not.