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Athens Reducing Cleaning & Lighting Tax by 5%, Outgoing Mayor Says

November 21, 2023

ATHENS – The Athens Municipality will reduce city taxes on cleaning and lighting by 5% across the board, the city council under outgoing Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis decided on Monday.

It will be the second reduction of the same rate within two years at Greece’s most populous city; the first was introduced in last year (2022).

The new reduction will provide “a significant breather for households and city professionals, who have suffered from consecutive crises in the last few years,” Bakoyannis said.

Relief from the specific taxes that were introduced earlier will be retained for vulnerable groups. These include low-income families with many children, impoverished residents, people with severe handicaps, and single-parent families.

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