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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Greece

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Greek.
- Public Holidays: Total of 12 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Athens
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: Not established, varies by sector.

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 9% to 44%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 24%, Corporate tax 24%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 28%.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 16%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Up to 12 months.
- Paid Holiday: 20 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice period varies by tenure, up to 4 months.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (basic healthcare included) with optional private.
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Health insurance, meal vouchers.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: EU Blue Card; similar requirements to Germany.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 3 months.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.