Author: Courts of Greece

Greece vs “Clothing Distributor Ltd.”, June 2022, Tax Court, Case No 2400/2022

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Following an audit, the Greek tax authorities determined that the remuneration of a Greek Clothing Distributor had not been determined in accordance with the arm’s length principle. On that basis an upwards adjustment of the taxable income was issued. An appeal was filed by “Clothing Distributor Ltd.” Judgement of the Court The court dismissed the […]

Greece vs “Diary Distributor Ltd.”, November 2021, Tax Court, Case No 579/2021

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This case deals with arm’s length remuneration of a Greek Diary Distributor. Following an audit of “Diary Distributor Ltd.”, the Greek tax authorities determined that the prices paid to related parties for FY 2017 had been above the arm’s length price. On that basis an upwards adjustment of the taxable income was issued. An appeal […]

Greece vs “G Pharma Ltd”, july 2020, Tax Court, Case No 1582/2020

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“G Pharma Ltd” is a distributor of generic and specialised pharmaceutical products purchased exclusively from affiliated suppliers. It has no significant intangible assets nor does it assume any significant risks. However for 17 consecutive years it has had losses. Following an audit, the tax authorities issued an assessment, where the income of G Pharma Ltd […]

Greece vs S.p.A. ST. MEDICAL, May 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No A 984/2020

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Following an audit the tax authorities issued a tax assessment and a substantial fine to S.p.A. ST. MEDICAL related to costs deducted in FY 2009, which the tax authorities claimed were partially fictitious. “the Economic Police carried out, on 22.10.2012, a tax audit of the appellant, which, during the contested management period (1.1.-31.12.2009), had as […]

Greece vs S.p.A. ST. MEDICAL, May 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No A 985/2020

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Following an audit the tax authorities issued a tax assessment and a substantial fine to S.p.A. ST. MEDICAL related to costs deducted in FY 2010, which the tax authorities claimed were partially fictitious. “the Economic Police carried out, on 22.10.2012, a tax audit of the appellant, which, during the contested management period (1.1.-31.12.2010), had as […]

Greece vs BMW HELLAS S.A., April 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No A 685/2020

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Following an audit the tax authorities issued a adjustment to BMW Hellas S.A. related to its pricing of imported cars. The adjustment was later annulled by the Administrative Court of Appeal. Not satisfied with this result, the tax authorities then filed an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court. Judgement of the Supreme Administrative Court The […]

Greece vs “O.P.A.P. PROVISION OF SERVICES S.A.”, February 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No A 320/2020

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The tax authorities had issued a TP adjustment for FY 2013 later than 18 month after initiating an audit of “O.P.A.P. PROVISION OF SERVICES S.A.” “O.P.A.P. PROVISION OF SERVICES S.A.” disagreed with legal basis for the assessment and filed an appeal. Judgement of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court allowed the appeal of “O.P.A.P. PROVISION […]

Greece vs “Cyprus Corp”, January 2018, Court, Case No A 1109/2018

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Following an audit of “Cyprus Corp” for FY 2011, the tax authorities found that the intra-group purchases worth 6.363.281,83 € for mechanical and medical equipment from a group company in Cyprus, were overpriced by 3.833.503,78 €. Corporate taxation i Cyprus is significantly lower than in Greece. Hence, the overpricing resulted in the Cyprus Corp having […]

Greece vs “Cyprus Corp”, January 2018, Court, Case No A 417/2018

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Following an audit of “Cyprus Corp” for FY 2011, the tax authorities found that intra-group purchases worth 5.947.034,44 € for mechanical and medical equipment from a related company in Cyprus, were overpriced by 3.693.150,15 €. Corporate taxation i Cyprus is significantly lower than in Greece. Hence, the overpricing resulted in the Cyprus Corp having technically […]