Spanish tax year: Deadlines you need to keep in mind

Spanish tax year

Last updated on February 23rd, 2021 at 10:19 am. 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 […]

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Spanish will: Advantages and the process

Wills in Spain

Last updated on April 29th, 2020 at 03:28 pm. 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. […]

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Deductions and tax allowances in Spain

Tax allowances in Spain

Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 05:05 pm. 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 […]

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Selling property in Spain: Tax implications and advice

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 07:19 pm. A question our clients frequently ask is what taxes they’ll have to pay if they’re thinking about selling their home. After all, if you’re selling property in Spain tax implications can be complex and will differ if you are a tax resident or non-tax resident. As […]

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IRPF or Personal Income Tax in Spain

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Last updated on May 28th, 2020 at 10:21 am. In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding IRPF or Personal income tax in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxation in Spain is complicated, and advisably you should seek advice from an expert to avoid possible fines when doing […]

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The cost of buying property in Spain: The complete guide

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Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 02:00 pm. It is important from the outset that you are clear about what your budget should be for buying a property in Spain. Of course, it’s not just the cost of the property itself. There are a number of legal and tax obligations that you must meet […]

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The Spanish Notary: What it is, role and fees

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Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 02:38 pm. Not all countries have a notary to verify documents as they do in Spain. Here the Spanish notary is a very much respected individual whose office carries a clearly recognised ‘Notary’ sign and who trains for several additional years to qualify for the title. Most people […]

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Best places to live in Spain: Top 10

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:40 am. Spain is one of Europe’s most unique countries. It has a culture and food all of its own and its influence is plain to see all around the world. In this article, we will go deeper into the top 2 places we consider to be the […]

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Spanish lifestyle: 5 habits to be healthier

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:39 am. It’s well-known that many aspects of the Spanish lifestyle are beneficial. Now the statistics seem to confirm that this is true. Topping the tables with the highest life expectancy at birth, we outline five reasons why Spain is good for you. Spain is the world’s healthiest […]

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Inheritance tax in Spain: The complete guide

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Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 02:32 pm. One of the main concerns people have is the impact that having to pay inheritance tax might have on those they leave behind. How is inheritance tax applied in Spain? Inheritance tax is applied very differently in Spain to many other countries. To begin with, all […]

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Wealth tax in Spain: Rates, allowances and recommendations

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Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 05:09 pm. The wealth tax in Spain, or patrimonio, is something that many people are caught out by as it has no equivalent in several other European countries. In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding the wealth tax in Spain. However, we would like […]

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House prices in Spain after coronavirus

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:38 am. How will house prices in Spain be affected? At the moment it may not be at the top of your agenda. The extent of the pandemic has taken most of us by surprise. However, we are now seeing a glimmer of hope in the newsreels. Some […]

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Which is the best place to buy in Spain?

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:37 am. The latest statistical release from the Spanish Land Registry has one or two surprises in store. The ‘Estadística Registral Inmobiliaria’ presents a positive picture. What is clear is that overall, a higher percentage of houses are being sold to foreigners than ever before. In 2006 8.97% […]

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Opening a bank account in Spain: Tips and costs

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Last updated on April 17th, 2020 at 03:01 pm. Before opening an account in Spain you might have thought that banks worked similarly across the world. In some respects they do, but there are also many differences and these can cause confusion or worse. In this article we aim to unpick the practice. Opening a […]

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Being a resident in Spain: Requirements and tax obligations

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Last updated on April 17th, 2020 at 03:01 pm. Unlike what many expat forums and Facebook pages would have you believe, you can’t simply choose whether or not you are a tax resident of your home country or Spain. Who is classed as resident in Spain? The rules are actually very clear cut – if […]

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Non resident property tax in Spain

Non resident property tax in spain

Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 05:12 pm. What often confuses non-residents is that there is more than one tax to pay. Most people understand that there will be some form of council tax in Spain that will need to be paid annually. In addition to this, however, non-residents must also pay either: Rental […]

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Coronavirus confinement: Tips to deal with it

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Last updated on April 17th, 2020 at 03:01 pm. I was reading an article this morning written by a philosopher in lockdown. He said that he was using the time during coronavirus confinement to reflect. I think he is an elderly gentleman, required to self-isolate. He certainly isn’t in charge of young children. He’s lucky […]

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Coronavirus in Spain: Requirements, travelling and government measures

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Last updated on April 17th, 2020 at 03:01 pm. At the time of writing, we are almost at two weeks of lockdown in Spain because of coronavirus. The expected date when restrictions might possible be relaxed is now April 11th.  The current situation means that we are only allowed out of our houses for some […]

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Moving to Benidorm: How this tourist hub is changing its image

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Many people have assumptions about what is arguably Spain’s most famous beach resort, Benidorm. When you mention the name of this enduringly popular destination, for lots of people, English bars, chips, sunburn and other ‘Brits abroad’ stereotypes spring to mind. There’s no denying that the Brits particularly love Benidorm, with 7 out of every 10 […]

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La Manga beach: Exploring the best coastline and coves

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 05:55 pm. La Manga Del Mar Menor – better known simply as La Manga – is a long, narrow strip of land on in Murcia, southeast Spain. At approximately 13 miles long but just 100 yards wide, this slim sandbank splits the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean sea, […]

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Cars for sale in Spain: Where and how to buy a car

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 05:56 pm. If you’re starting a new life in Spain, it’s likely that you’ll be looking to buy a car. This is especially the case if you’ve purchased a rural retreat, where it’s highly probable that your car will be your key form of transport. However, purchasing a […]

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Exploring the Golden Mile, Marbella

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 05:59 pm. The Golden Mile, Marbella, is one of Spain’s most glamorous residential areas. Lying to the west of the beautiful Andalusian resort, this strip of exclusive apartments, homes, shops and restaurants stretches west from Puerto Banus to the eastern edge of Marbella city centre. The Golden Mile […]

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The cost of living in Spain compared to the UK

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 05:57 pm. Spain is widely known as a relatively inexpensive place to live, at least by European standards. This is especially true in comparison with northern European countries like the UK where the cost of living is quite high. The cost of living in Spain compared to the […]

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How to buy a Spanish SIM card

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 06:00 pm. If you choose to spend a significant amount of time in the country, then getting a Spanish SIM card is one of the most practical and sensible decisions you can make. Spain is, for many reasons, a fantastic country to explore. Not being able to connect […]

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How to make the most of Tarifa kitesurfing

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 06:01 pm. Kitesurfing, particularly Tarifa kitesurfing, is one of those rare joys. Your first forays into the waves are marked by sheer surprise at the power of the wind and the speed of the board. It is a tricky sport to get the hang of, but once you […]

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