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Staikouras: Tax Statements Platform to Open Within the Next Few Hours

ATHENS — "The platform for submitting tax statements is expected to open within the next few hours," Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Thursday in an interview with ANT1 TV.

The minister also stated that "on Friday, property owners will be paid, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenues (AADE), for the rents that they did not receive in April."

Regarding the increased special purpose compensation for businesses that were closed in April, the minister said that "46,096 citizens have already received a total of 50 million euros. A total of about 75,000 applications have been submitted and another payment of special purpose compensation has been planned for tomorrow."

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