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Did you miss the non-resident tax declaration deadline?

December 31st was the deadline for the non-resident tax declaration. This is the form that every non-resident is required to complete annually. It’s a busy time of year and so it isn’t surprising that it can fall off the list of To-Dos. If this applies to you there’s no need to panic. It is possible […]

Inheritance tax for non-residents in Spain – is it time to claim?

In some countries, inheritance tax applies to only the wealthy – those with estates worth an amount out of the reach of most ordinary people. This is not the case in Spain. Spanish inheritance tax applies to most people when they bequeath their property and there can be a sizeable percentage to pay, particularly if […]

Find out more about non-resident property taxes

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Do you know what you’re getting for Christmas? Is it a present you’ve already asked for, some money, or will it be a surprise? People seem to fall into two groups when it comes to Christmas surprises. Those who seek out their presents, feel the package and take a peek and those whose worst nightmare […]

All you need to know about non-resident taxes in Spain

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As the deadline for the non-resident tax declarations (December 31st) approaches, many non-residents with property in Spain have been coming to us with their questions. Here, we summarise the answers. Am I a resident or a non-resident? If you live in Spain for more than 183 days a year then you are a resident here. […]

It’s never too early to talk taxes

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It’s October and already in some countries, there is the tentative onset of Christmas preparations.  The early heralding of the Christmas season is something that some of our native countries are renowned for. In Spain, however, the coming of Christmas is a much more low-key affair. Its equal positioning alongside other Christian festivals is, personally, […]

More letters from the Spanish Tax Authority

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Who does it apply to? Non-residents with a house in Spain who have not presented their imputed income tax. Every non-resident must pay two annual property taxes: Council tax (IBI) Income tax (La Renta) payable even if you don’t rent out your property Are you at risk? You are at risk if you have not […]

Have you received this letter?

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Who might receive a letter? Since the end of 2011, the Spanish Tax Authority has sent out thousands of letters to resident and non-resident property owners. They have targeted those people who have not made a tax declaration during  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The letter does not refer to the payment of IBI […]

Income Tax in Spain for Non-residents

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What must I pay? You must pay for each property: Local Taxes (Council Tax, IBI) Government Taxes (Income Tax) Local Taxes These taxes are paid directly to your Town Hall or via the SUMA offices. They are a form of Council Tax. Government taxes These taxes are paid to the Agencia Tributaria (Tax Authority). They […]