24092018Headline:

Council of State says church property income must be taxed

The Council of State has ruled that income derived by the Church of Greece from property rentals is not tax free and backed a decision by the tax office imposing levies of some 2.9 million euros on the church for the 2011-2013 period.

The church had been appealing a decision by the tax office imposing the 2.9 million euro tax charge for money earned from 164 properties it owns in city areas.