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TEPAI-Greek Cruising Tax and DEKPA

Yiannis Zenzefilis, Greece

revised 10th of May 2020

TEPAI-Greek Cruising Tax  legislation has created a lot of confusion. In this blog post we will try to clarify the procedure as well as answer some common questions regarding this requirement.

As of 2nd of April 2019 all yachts over 7m LOA are required to pay TEPAI-Greek Cruising Tax fee. The fee is issued using the web application for eTEPAI payment if your yacht is registered in a member country of the EU or/and at the customs office if your yacht travels with a transit log.

DEKPA has now been scrapped and is not required by any boats cruising in Greek waters.

It is required by all skippers to keep a detailed and signed log of all crew, logging all arrivals and departures and noting any visa details where required.

TEPAI-Greek cruising tax is required by all yachts cruising in Greek water (all flags) you will need to pay the fees at a financial institution. Keep the receipt as you will be asked to provide it by the Coast Guard, Port Authority, Private Marina administration officials and Greek Customs Officers. To begin the issuing process click on the following link.

https://www1.aade.gr/aadeapps2/etepai/

A guide for completting the e-TEPAI issuing process is available at the following link, we have found this to be clear and detailed.

https://www.aade.gr/dl_assets/etepai/etepai_app_usermanual_en.pdf

The following table displays the fees per month and per year (10% Discount) for TEPAI-Greek Cruising Tax depending on LOA.

TEPAI-Greek cruising tax is payble only for the time the yacht is cruising in the Greek Waters and it can be paid on a monthly basis or yearly basis.

Examples

  • Yacht is travelling between 01.08-28.08(TEPAI-Greek cruising tax  is payable only for the month of August)
  • Yacht is travelling between 15.08-10.09(TEPAI-Greek cruising tax is payable for August and September)
  • Yacht is on Dry Dock in Sept, Oct but travelling in November (TEPAI-Greek cruising tax is payable ony for November)
  • Yacht is berthed in July travelling in August (TEPAI-Greek cruising tax is payable for August)

Notes from our experience

Paying the fees upfront will save you time from filling up the form again and you will avoid queuing to pay them again.

When your yacht is put in the hard for winter maintenance or is in long term berthing make sure you ask from the yard or marina administration office for a receipt and a written statement clearly mentioning the area where your yacht will be kept, the duration and who will be responsible. These documents will be needed to proove that you were not eligible for TEPAI-Greek Cruising Tax payment because your yacht was out of use.

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