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Greece’s new campaign encourages tourists to demand receipt before paying

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Tourists in Greece are being targeted by a new campaign being run by Greece’s Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) that encourages them to demand a receipt before paying.

The new Apodixi Please (Receipt Please) campaign can be seen in a YouTube video and has been broadcast across the city in banners and even advertisements in the airport. 

Under Greek law, all suppliers of goods and services are obliged to issue receipts to their customers, says the AADE. They go on to say that the consumer is not obliged to pay if a receipt is not issued. 

Further to this rule, the AADE stresses that all hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, car rental companies and, in general, almost all suppliers of goods and services (with some exceptions, such as taxi drivers and kiosks) are obliged to accept debit, credit or prepaid cards.

“By using your card for your payments and asking for a receipt, you help the Greek Tax Administration collect taxes that are already included in the price you pay.” The AADE said in a statement published on its website.

“Practically, you offer us the opportunity to provide you with even better services next time you come to our country.”

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