|Property tax rules promised as protests surge|
The government has promised to detail rules by Tuesday on providing relief for low-income households facing the new property tax on their electricity bills.
Authorities are scrambling to keep the measure in place – and boost anaemic state revenues – amid growing protests and legal claims.
The finance ministry has said no homes would be disconnected until three-member exemption committees had been set up at every Greek municipality. The committees are likely to include tax officials and social workers.
At least six separate protests against the new tax are planned today in Thessaloniki, as more cases of bureaucratic blunders emerge.
The latest revelation came from the northern town of Grevena, where victims of a 1995 earthquake still living in converted freight containers were sent property tax demands. (Athens News/gw
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