To Option to Donate in Spain

When thinking in having things tied up for the future of your love ones, most people make a will to prepare the inheritance for when they die. They want to ensure that they help the people they love by bequeathing their assets to them. However, the inheritance process in Spain is not the same as […]

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Protect your property from squatters in Spain

Protect your property from squatters in Spain

If you own a property in Spain but are not a resident here, then the prospect of squatters may be a worry. The okupa movement has gained ground here and there are stories of people moving into unoccupied properties. So, how can you protect your property from squatters in Spain and what can you do […]

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Cautious optimism within the housing market

Housing market

People with a house to sell and those thinking of buying shouldn’t expect the same level of slump within the housing market post COVID as there was in 2008. The situation is proving to be quite different with some types of housing more, not less, in demand than before. It’s still a bitter memory. The […]

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Sell a property in Spain: How to get everything ready

Sell a property in spain

Someone wants to buy your property! It’s a great feeling when you can set the conveyancing process in motion. But have you got everything in place so that you can sell a property in Spain without a hold-up? If you have had building work done on your house you might discover that the sale will […]

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How to obtain your TIE card in Spain

TIE Card Spain

As the transition period draws to a close details have been released by the Spanish government of the new identity card to validate residency for those UK nationals who live in Spain. In this article we explain what the TIE card in Spain is and what you need to do to obtain one if you […]

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Is it time to update your Spanish will?

You might have signed a Spanish will some time ago and think that it is now arranged. Indeed, your will is still in place and perfectly valid, but it is important to have its content and wording checked from time to time to ensure that it is in line with the latest law updates so […]

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What is the plusvalía tax in Spain?

Plusvalía tax

If you’re selling your property in Spain there are several costs and taxes you have to consider. Some, you’re likely to have heard of before, like capital gains tax or stamp duty. Others, however, are taxes specific to Spain that you may be less familiar with. One such charge is the plusvalía tax. In this […]

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Moving to Spain from the UK: What you should think about

Moving to Spain from the UK

There are many obvious reasons to think about moving to Spain from the UK. Counting excellent weather, famously good cuisine and a wonderfully relaxed pace of life, it is easy to see why it is the choice for so many. Over the course of this article, we give some practical guidance on making the move […]

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A mini guide on Spanish non-lucrative visa

Spanish non-lucrative visa

Are you thinking about living in Spain but not needing to work because you have your own financial means? If yes, the Spanish non-lucrative visa is your visa. What is the Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa? A non-lucrative residence visa entitles the applicant to reside in Spain while not undertaking in any work or professional activities.  In […]

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How the UK-Spain double tax treaty affects you

UK-Spain double tax treaty

Double tax treaties are agreements made between two states to determine the rights of nationals living in the respective countries. For instance, a double tax treaty determines the taxation regime for people who have assets located in one country but are resident in the other. In the case of the UK-Spain double tax treaty, the […]

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What is it like to live in Alicante?

live in Alicante

As you may already know, Alicante is a historic Mediterranean city on Spain’s Costa Blanca. It gained prosperity during the 13th century and became an important port for Mediterranean goods such as olives, wine and oranges. In the 20th century, Alicante boomed as a tourist haven; people came for its year-round sun, warm sea waters […]

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Income tax in Spain on your rental property

income tax in spain

Spain is a wonderful place to own a holiday home, with many people of all nationalities investing in Spanish property. With vibrant culture, outstanding cuisine, and virtually year-round sun, it is no wonder that people are flocking to Spain to secure their Spanish escape. However, as we all know, property comes with responsibility, and income […]

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What is the Spanish residency permit and how to get it?

spanish-residency-permit

If you are living in Spain, one of the most important documents you will need is a Spanish residency permit. Applying for residency is compulsory if you intend to spend more than three months in the country and is essential for various administrative processes. For example, If you are a pensioner, you will need a […]

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Legal and tax lawyers in Spain: Why should you choose Ábaco Advisers?

Tax lawyers

As a client of Ábaco Taxes you are entitled to a number of ‘extras’. We want to make sure you are getting the full benefit from them. We explain how Abaco Online and our team of tax lawyers can help you keep in touch and informed. Benefits of choosing Ábaco as your legal and tax […]

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Electricity in Spain: Saving money on your bill

Electricity in Spain

Electricity can be quite an expensive commodity in Spain. In this article we explain how it is possible to reduce your electricity bills and not compromise on comfort.  Electricity in Spain Most people will agree that Spain is a relatively cheap country to live in. Council tax is very reasonable and food and drink can […]

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CGT in Spain: We answer some of the most common questions

cgt in Spain

When you are moving between countries, the tax implications of selling your property can be confusing. It’s generated some of the greatest number of questions on our forums. Here we try to answer some of the questions regarding CGT in Spain for you. However, we would like to remind you that taxes in Spain can […]

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A mini guide on Spanish citizenship

Spanish Citizenship

Your Spanish citizenship will allow you to remain living in Spain permanently, no more the 90-day rule, no more applications for your residency, no more renewals, no more fear of having your Spanish residency removed. And, most importantly, at the end of the process, this will be waiting for you: How to get a Spanish […]

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Best spas in Spain: Our top 6

Best Spas in Spain

When was the last time you relaxed? I mean properly relaxed. Switched off your mobile phone, computer, tablet, radio, and just sat still and calmed your mind? The answer to that for most would be “not in a very long time, if ever.” That is why we go through the best Spas in Spain, so […]

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Easter celebrations in Spain you will love

easter celebrations in Spain

In some European countries these days, Easter can pass by almost unnoticed – except for the Easter eggs. Not so in Spain. Easter celebrations in Spain are very important and it’s well-worth understanding more about the religious and not-so-religious traditions.   Easter celebrations in Spain  Spanish people really know how to mark an occasion. What often […]

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Pharmacies in Spain: Everything you need to know

Pharmacies in Spain

You see the distinctive green cross of the farmacia (chemists) dotted around the towns and suburbs of Spain. Pharmacies in Spain offer perhaps more than you would expect and function in ways you might not be used to. Pharmacies in Spain Whether it is for the occasional pain killer or for a regular, essential medication, […]

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Spanish railroad: Train travel in Spain

Spanish railroad

If you like visiting different parts of Spain then travelling by rail can be a good option. In this article we give some general advice about the Spanish railroad and the different types of Spanish trains and provide an opinion on travelling by AVE to Madrid.  Spanish railroad If you enjoy discovering Spain then you’re […]

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What is Padel or Paddle Tennis and Pelota in Spain?

What is padel

Of course, we all know that the Spanish are mad about football but there are also some lesser known sports that are popular here. Maybe you heard about padel, but what is padel? And what is pilota? We’d like to introduce you to padel and pilota so you can really mix in with the locals. […]

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What are the different tax brackets in Spain?

Tax brackets in Spain

Tax brackets are a familiar concept across most European jurisdictions and tax brackets in Spain follow a similar basic principle. In Spain, the amount of income tax you pay will depend on the amount of money you earn. These earnings are divided into groups, with the percentage of tax you pay ascending the more you […]

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Moving to Spain after the coronavirus: Make Spain your office

Moving to Spain after the coronavirus

Where would you choose to live if you could work anywhere? Remote working has become a plausible alternative for many businesses. Attitudes and technology have changed over the last few months. So where would you like to call home? Let’s discuss why moving to Spain after the coronavirus might be a wise choice. Why moving to […]

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Top 10 best hotels in Spain

Best hotels in Spain

If you’re looking to take a short break in Spain for a special occasion such as a birthday or romantic weekend away, you would not (hopefully) book in to a large, all-inclusive, typical tourist monstrosity for the event. Hopefully, you’d be a little more selective with your choice and take the time to find that […]

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