Greece has launched a new campaign encouraging visitors to the country to ask for a receipt before paying for any goods or services.
The Apodixi please (receipt please) campaign has been initiated by Greece’s Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) and features a series of advertisements, both digital and out-of-home, that include a YouTube video, banners in airports as well as a web page.
According to the AADE, under Greek law, all suppliers of goods and services are obliged to issue receipts to their customers. The consumer is not obliged to pay if a receipt is not issued.
The authority also claims 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. Practically, you offer us the opportunity to provide you with even better services next time you come to our country,” the AADE said in a statement published on its website.
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