Voting in Spain: How can you vote as an expat?

Voting in Spain

In this article we talk about the process of voting in Spain: how the voting works, how you can register to vote, how you can vote and what happens after the voting. Spanish government The government in Spain is arranged according to four tiers: National – the elected government of the country Regional – the […]

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Best Alicante golf courses you would love to join

Alicante golf courses

Whether you are an experienced or emerging golfer there is a course and a club to suit your needs in Alicante. In this article we explain just why the region is so good for golfing as well as giving you some tips to the best golf courses in Alicante. Why Alicante is so good for […]

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What is Spain famous for? – Top 10 famous Spanish things

What is Spain famous for

A visit to Spain at any time of the year provides a great deal of new experiences. Although the variety of places you may want to visit, and things you might do during your visit, is wide, there are certain famous Spanish things you’re sure to miss once you leave Spain.  So what do many […]

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How to get a social security number in Spain

social secutiry number in spain

Similarly to the United Kingdom’s National Insurance system, Spain has Seguridad Social, or social security. This ensures that residents and citizens have support during times of ill health, old age, and unemployment. Under Spanish social security, EU and non-EU citizens are covered by national health insurance when there is some form of a contribution to […]

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Markets in Torrevieja and surroundings

Markets in Torrevieja

When in Spain, a trip to the local market is always exciting and a great opportunity to experience Spanish culture up close. The Costa Blanca’s vibrant atmosphere, the banter in different languages and the large variety of products available all make this a fascinating experience. No matter which part of the Costa Blanca you’re visiting, […]

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Guide to spot good Spanish wine

Good Spanish wine

Living in or visiting Spain and you are blessed with a huge choice of high quality wines at very reasonable prices. In this article we explain some of the main terms you’ll come across to help you spot good Spanish wine and enjoy it. Wine in Spain If you are a winelover then you’re definitely […]

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Applying for Spanish residency: Requirements and tips

Spanish residency

More and more people are recognising the importance of obtaining Spanish residency if they live in Spain. But it isn’t just civil residency that is important. There’s fiscal residency too. In this article we explain what civil and fiscal residency are and how you can obtain them. Spanish residency: civil vs fiscal When people talk […]

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Selling a house in Spain: Required paperwork, taxes and tips

Selling a house in Spain

If you are thinking of selling a house in Spain you want to be ready for when a prospective buyer appears. The presentation of documentation is an essential part of the selling process. Some paperwork you should already have to hand. For example, you will have had to have had a NIE (tax identification number) […]

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Tabarca, Spain: Tips for making the most out of your trip

Tabarca is a tiny island connected to the Spanish mainland by the ferries that travel regularly from Santa Pola and Torrevieja. If you are staying in the Alicante province it is well worth a day trip, but remember to take your snorkel with you. How and when should you go to Tabarca, Spain? Glass-bottomed boats […]

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Registering and filing your tax return in Spain

Tax return in Spain

In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding your tax return in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxes in Spain can be complicated and you could be subject to fines or penalties if you miss a deadline or don’t do your taxes properly. Advisably, you should seek fiscal […]

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Best areas to stay in Valencia, Spain

Best area to stay in Valencia

In this article we go through 2 of the best areas to stay in Valencia: Alicante and Valencia city. Moreover, if you would like more information about the best coastal cities in Spain, you can download this free guide: Top coastal cities in Spain. Alicante, Costa Blanca Alicante is a city of contrasts and one […]

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The transfer of property in Spain

transfer of property

It’s likely that you’re aware of various types of legal property transfers, like inheritance, gifting property to a spouse or other party, and naturally, sales. However, another type of transfer that is often of interest to our clients is the “extinction of co-ownership”, or for example, the transfer of property to an ex-spouse. Within the […]

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Getting a mortgage in Spain step by step

Getting a mortgage in Spain

You may not have sufficient capital to be able to pay for your property without some form of finance. In this case you might decide to apply for a Spanish mortgage. In this article we will go through the process of getting a mortgage in Spain. Changes in the process of getting a mortgage in […]

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Modelo 210: Non-resident income tax in Spain

Modelo 210

The form Modelo 210 is used to file the ordinary tax return for non-resident income tax (without permanent establishment). In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding the non-resident taxes in Spain and how can you pay them. However, we would like to remind you that taxes in Spain can be complicated […]

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Best places to live in Spain by the sea

Best places to live in Spain by the sea

Spain is a unique country: it has a culture and food all of its own and its influence is plain to see all around the world. Of course, one of Spain’s greatest resources is its 5,000 miles coastline. Along that fantastic coastline, you can find some of Spain’s greatest cities for casually indulging in the […]

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Knowing your gestor from your abogado in Spain

Gestor

We might talk about legal advisers and executives, solicitors, barristers and lawyers. But there’s one professional in Spain who is even more difficult to pin down – the Spanish ‘gestor’. What is a gestor? Many people who find themselves living in or visiting Spain frequently, have had some contact with the multi-talented ‘gestor’. It might […]

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Property renovations in Spain: Everything you need to know

Property renovation in Spain

At different times of our lives we need different facilities. The swimming pool and villa in a rural location can be perfect for a growing family but less attractive as you become older. There are times when we all need to take stock of our family or holiday home and perhaps make a move to […]

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The effect of coronavirus on Spanish tax regulations

Coronavirus Spanish taxes

Everybody around the world is facing difficulties due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Spain has been among some of the worst-hit countries. Therefore, the government has been keen to publicise some of its measures to alleviate the crisis. To help those concerned, this article sets out to clear up some of the details of coronavirus […]

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Understanding the padrón, empadronamiento & residencia

empadronamiento

Many people who are emigrating to Spain wonder, which comes first, the padrón or the empadronamiento? For those who aren’t familiar with these terms, the padrón is the town hall’s register of those living in the area. Essentially, the local government uses the register to keep a headcount of how many people are resident, and […]

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Twenty reasons why the British will return to Spain

Return to spain

The Telegraph newspaper listed their 20 reasons why British holiday makers would continue to come to Spain. The Spanish paper, ABC picked up the idea and translated the article into Spanish. Here we summarise the points for you – do you agree?  We live in unprecedented times. Who would have guessed this time last year […]

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Car tax in Spain: How much it is and how you can pay it

Car tax Spain

Like most countries, Spanish citizens and residents need to pay their car tax to keep their vehicle legal on the road. The good news is that it is not an extortionate amount, particularly in comparison to other countries in the EU. Anyone liable to pay car tax in Spain, or IVTM as it is known […]

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Where is the best place to live in Costa del Sol?

Best place to live in Costa del Sol

Southern Spain is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Spain, not only because of its sandy beaches, but also because of its history, culture, tradition and beautiful towns. But where is the best place to live in Costa del Sol? In this article we’re going to go through Málaga and Marbella, our […]

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Spanish tax year: Deadlines you need to keep in mind

Spanish tax year

Unlike other countries such as the UK, the Spanish tax year runs alongside the calendar year from the 1st of January to the 31st of December. Within that year there are several dates and deadlines to keep in mind. Therefore, in this article, we take a look at those dates and what it is you […]

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Spanish will: Advantages and the process

Wills in Spain

Making plans and arrangements for when you die isn’t easy. However, it is an important process to go through and perhaps even more so when you have property in another country. There are many differences in the way inheritance works in Spain in comparison to elsewhere. It is important that you know what it entails […]

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Deductions and tax allowances in Spain

Tax allowances in Spain

In this article we will go through deductions and tax allowances in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxation in Spain can be complicated and you could be subject to fines or penalties if you miss a deadline or don’t do your taxes properly. Advisably, you should seek fiscal advice from an […]

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