Zepos & Yannopoulos tax practice comments on the Tax bill published for public consultation

Impact on business & FDI activity
In addition to the already announced reductions of the CIT rate (down to 24%) and dividend withholding tax rate (down to 5%), business friendly tax initiatives include participation exemption for capital gains, streamlined tax treatment of bad debts, significantly rationalized scope of BoD liabilities, revised Statute of Limitation up to 10 years, instead of 20. Very welcomed tax incentives to encourage Corporate Social Responsibility, including a focus towards sustainability [eco-friendly corporate vehicles]. 

Zepos & Yannopoulos sponsors 15th Athens Tax Forum

Paolo Nuncio, former secretary of State on Tax Affairs for the government of Portugal and tax partner of the Lex Mundi member firm Morais Leitao, was our firm’s guest speaker during the 15th Athens Tax Forum organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. Paolo shared with the audience, the Portuguese experience from introducing electronic invoicing, as a tool to combat tax evasion.

What the future holds for VAT | Alex Karopoulos lectures at ADIT seminar

Alex Karopoulos, tax partner, lectured on what the future holds for VAT during a seminar organized on the side of this year’s Advanced Diploma of International Taxation (ADIT). Among others, Alex focused on intra-union B2B supplies and the impact that the revised regime may have to the market. He also guided participants through changes in VAT rules that are entering into force this year or will be entering into force in 2020-2022.  


Katerina Vagia speaks in Greek Company Association conference on Automatic Exchange of Information in the field of taxation

Katerina Vagia, tax senior associate, spoke in a conference organised by the Greek Company Association on 14 June. Katerina focused on the framework of transparency in the field of taxation, concerning corporate taxpayers. Reporting of cross-border arrangements, exchange of cross-border rulings and advance pricing arrangements, as well as CbC reporting, were items that Katerina touched upon. She also briefly presented recent developments on the taxation of the digital economy, referring to the two Directive proposed by the EU Commission. 

Bringing up Tax Rulings in State-Aid at the 2nd Scientific Conference on "Competition Law"

Daphne Cozonis, partner with our Tax Practice, has spoken on tax rulings as State-Aid at the 2nd Scientific Conference on "Competition Law" organised by leading business and law publisher “Nomiki Bibliothiki”. The thematic coverage of the conference was multidisciplinary as the four-panel subjects covered Horizontal Cartels, Vertical restrictions and Abuse of dominant position (Antitrust), Merger control and State Aid. 

Costas Kallideris comments on scope of tax evasion rules in Greece

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) interviewed Costas Kallideris on the scope of application of tax evasion rules and current tax audit practice in Greece. Costas Kallideris’ interview, which has been published in the Federation’s November 2017 Bulletin, comes as an introduction to the new edition of his book on BoD member liabilities from corporate tax assessments. The book is expected to be released by the end of the year.


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