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

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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

Last updated on June 30th, 2020 at 09:27 pm. 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. […]

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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

Last updated on June 30th, 2020 at 09:27 pm. 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 […]

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A mini guide on Spanish citizenship

Spanish Citizenship

Last updated on July 13th, 2020 at 12:55 pm. 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 […]

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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

Last updated on June 3rd, 2021 at 10:38 am. 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 […]

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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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Rural holiday in Spain: Discover Cehegin, in Murcia

Rural holiday in Spain: Cehegin

Spain hides some really fantastic places, the Region of Murcia. If you want to visit the most striking places in Murcia and enjoy a memorable rural holiday in Spain, look no further than Cehegín. Cehegin: Rural Wonder of Spain 2019 The art and cultural attractions in Cehegín are sure to give you an insight into […]

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Building your own swimming pool in Spain

Swimming pool in Spain

Over the past few months we have had plenty of opportunity to consider the strengths and weaknesses of our homes. Perhaps one of the prime considerations as the weather heats up is how to keep cool. If you’re thinking of a swimming pool as the answer, we have some advice about how to build your […]

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Live in Valencia: Buying and living in this beautiful coastal city

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Valencia has a long and colourful history, reflected in the city’s stunning architecture. Founded during the Roman empire, the city has gone through numerous significant cultural shifts. During the Moorish era in the 7th century, Valencia was named Medina bu-Tarab. The city later reverted back to its Latin name, meaning “valiant” or “brave”. This blend […]

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It’s time to file your Modelo 720 form in Spain

modelo 720

It has been a few years since the Modelo 720 asset declaration form was introduced, but it can still slip your mind, especially if you have recently moved to Spain. In case you are one of the people that is not aware of this important form, the 720 is a form which some foreigners living […]

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Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa, Spain

Best place to live in Costa Blanca

If you are wondering which is the best place to live in Costa Blanca, keep reading to find out about Orihuela Costa. This town and region situated on the Costa Blanca is a popular destination for both tourists and foreign residents, you will see why! Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa Here […]

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Best Balearic Islands in Spain you will love

Best Balearic islands

In this article we are going to talk about 2 of the best Balearic Islands in Spain: Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza. Best Balearic islands Ibiza Ibiza, one of the best Balearic Islands, is world-renowned for its nightlife. So renowned that the world’s top DJs descend on its shores every year, all year round. For […]

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What to do in Torrevieja? Places to visit and things to do

What to do in Torrevieja

Last updated on June 10th, 2020 at 02:52 pm. I knew little about Torrevieja, including how to pronounce its name, when I first visited the area. Now as a resident I’d like to share its star qualities and encourage you to explore and enjoy this intriguing town, so in this article I’m going to talk […]

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Property tax in Spain and other expenses you should be aware of

Property tax in Spain

There are many things to consider when purchasing a property in Spain including its proximity to your favourite restaurants, beaches and other leisure facilities. However, another important consideration should be how property tax in Spain and other associated costs affect the final price. This article is here to help give you a guideline on what […]

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How stamp duty in Spain can save money via the extinction of co-ownership

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Life is complicated, and sometimes, your circumstances may change. As a result, you might wish to carry out a transfer of property ownership. In this article, we explain your options and why the ‘extinction of co-ownership’ may be the best route to take. Generally speaking, this is because, in most regions, the process only requires […]

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What Spanish building regulations mean for your property

Spanish building regulations

Even the most perfect dream home in Spain will need some renovation from time to time. Whether it is anything from glazing a balcony to building a new pool, there are some legal implications that you need to be aware of. Also, if you are buying a property that has had work done on, there […]

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Understanding gift tax in Spain

gift tax in spain

As we all know, time goes by and circumstances change. A common question our clients ask us is about gifting a property. If you own a property in Spain, you may wish to gift your home in Spain to someone else, either as a true gift or as a way to reduce inheritance expenses. In […]

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How to buy a house in Spain in 6 steps

How to buy a house in Spain

Having this wonderful weather all year round certainly makes owning a home an attractive proposition, but where should you start? These days, there is a lot of information online about buying a property in Spain. Unfortunately, this can lead to confusion and can be somewhat overwhelming. This article aims to help unravel some of the […]

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