The deadline for submitting income tax returns for the 2020 tax year to individuals and legal entities or legal entities referred to in Article 45 of the CFA, whose tax year ends on December 31, 2020, has been extended until September 15, as announced by the Ministry of Finance.

The whole announcement of the Ministry of Finance follows:

«The Ministry of Finance is practically exhausting all the margins for the service and facilitation of the taxpayers, as well as the accountants and tax technicians, given the forthcoming issuance of the property tax liquidations within the month of September.

With a decision signed today by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Apostolos Vesiropoulos, the deadline for the submission of income tax returns for the tax year 2020 of natural and legal persons or legal entities of article 45 of the ITC, whose tax year expires on 31 December 2020.

This extension is considered necessary, given the special conditions created by the pandemic, but also the special situations that arose in some parts of the country from the natural disasters.

To date, 6 million tax returns have been submitted. The submission of less than 5% of the total tax returns is pending, while the submission rate has been particularly high in the last two days, reaching about 100,000 returns per day.

It is reminded that the payment of the first and the second installment of the income tax should be done by September 17 and the payment of the third installment by the end of September.

The Government, by consistently pursuing a tax policy with a social and developmental sign, gives another, shorter margin of time, in order to facilitate all Greek citizens, to be consistent in their obligations».