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An important decision – making your will

Wills in Spain

The need to make a will is obvious to most people. The decision to get up and do it is often harder to achieve. When you make that decision to make a will in Spain, make sure you have done your research. Inheritance tax is a much bigger issue here than in the UK and your relationship to inheritors and whether they are resident or non-resident makes a big difference.

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Avoiding double taxation in Spain

Must of us aren’t too keen on paying tax once, let alone twice. So it’s a good thing that Spain has a double taxation agreement with many countries. This means that two countries agree that you only have to pay tax in one of them. But when should you change over? Once you have lived in Spain for more than 183 days then you should pay your taxes in Spain.

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Calculating complimentary tax on Spanish property

The real sting to complimentary tax is that many Spanish house buyers don’t know it exists and it creeps up just when they think everything is paid for. After four years of living in a property you don’t suddenly expect to get a tax demand that dates back to when you bought it.

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

Wave of complimentary tax hits home buyers

Complimentary tax often takes home buyers by surprise. It is an additional tax that can be levied any time up to five years after you bought a property. At a time when Spanish house prices have dropped considerably, an increasing number of purchasers are receiving this rather unpleasant bill.

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Tax in Spain

Spain taxes

Taxes are inevitable and inevitably confusing, especially in a foreign country. Here is a potted guide to how to cope with Spain’s fiscal system.

March 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

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