So Car Tax 2017 is unchanged from 2016. But the payment still has to be registered in a Greek car owner’s tax file this month anyway without incurring a dreaded penalty.
Here is the fun bit. The reason for it remaining unchanged was not the intention of the Finance Ministry. But it seems the IT specialists could not implement ‘in time’ the necessary updating of the website concerned. The changes were too many and too great. Thankfully we are still on Greek time for paying this particular tax.
BTW, the complex information being handled is that car categories (payment bands) are being changed to reflect the amount of carbon emission, the age of the vehicle and engine size.
The correct name for the annual car tax is "circulation tax". That is how it is referred to in the Greek language media anyway.