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Warning for non-resident, Spanish property owners

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:08 am. Having a second home in another country is a wonderful luxury. However, it also requires taking care of. There are bills to pay, taxes to settle and the usual maintenance jobs – all with the added difficulty of being in another country and perhaps in another […]

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What is Fiscal Residency?

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:10 am. We’re often asked the question ‘am I a resident in Spain?’ If you live in Spain for more than 183 days (and they need not be consecutive) in any one year then yes, you are. That bit’s simple. But how do you prove it? Most people […]

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More letters from the Spanish Tax Authority

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:12 am. 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 […]

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Fiscal Residency in Spain

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Last updated on May 20th, 2020 at 03:41 pm. People can think that all they need is a green civil residency certificate to prove they are resident in Spain. In this article we explain that having a certificate of fiscal residency  can be much more useful. We’re often asked the question ‘am I a resident […]

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Spanish prescription charges

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:16 am. The new co-payment system The cost of prescriptions in Spain is increasing. The new system is being implemented in two stages: Stage 1 From 1st July anyone given a prescription in Spain should notice that it will include the percentage of the cost that they have […]

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Spanish Taxes Calendar

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:27 am. The tax year in Spain coincides with the calendar year, beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st. The main dates you need to be aware of are: Who When What Residents June 30th 2015 Resident annual tax declarations (for the year 2014) Non-residents December […]

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The official Spanish ‘Boletin’

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:31 am. There are many ways in which you can be informed if you have broken the law, missed a payment or done something else that breaks a country’s rules and regulations. Recorded delivery, phone calls, perhaps even an official visit to your home are all ways in […]

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Have you received this letter?

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:32 am. 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 […]

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Income Tax in Spain for Non-residents

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:33 am. 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 […]

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Resident Taxes in Spain

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:34 am. I am resident in Spain. What should I be paying? If you are resident in Spain you have to pay two types of taxes each year: Local Taxes (Council Tax, IBI) These taxes are paid directly to your Town Hall or via the SUMA offices. Government […]

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Council Tax in Spain

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Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:35 am. Spanish Council Tax is applicable to resident and non-resident property owners. Calculated on the rateable value of the property (valor catastral), Council Tax is applicable to resident and non-resident property owners alike. It is a municipal tax payable to the local Town Hall (in a number […]

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