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Tax, tea and travel in La Zenia

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:10 am.

Ábaco is in the middle of a roadshow of events. We’ve packed our bags and instead of answering your queries on the phone, by internet or in our offices, we’re coming out to you. So far we have been to Algorfa and our next location is La Zenia.  We want to clear up any confusion there might be about resident taxes, inheritance, wills or registering for Imserso, the subsidised Spanish holiday programme. Lots of information, with a cup of tea and a biscuit thrown in. All free of charge, of course.

Out on the road

La Zenia will be the second road show. Set in this beautiful coastal resort, La Zenia Hotel (Paseo del Mar s/n) is the perfect location for admiring the wonderful Orihuela Costa. The event on 21st March will take place from 11.00 until 1.00 pm in a meeting room within the hotel.

Our first event, in Algorfa, was relaxed and friendly with those attending having a chance to ask questions as well as be introduced to some important information via our little tax quiz.

The informal atmosphere made it particularly popular. Jane Blandford was one of the Ábaco staff who took part. She explains, ‘I think the participants really appreciated the chance to ask questions in a relaxed and informal environment. It’s not like visiting an office where you feel you’re on the spot.’

We’re aiming for this same informal approach at La Zenia Hotel. It’s hard to make tax a pleasurable topic for discussion, but we’re trying as hard as we can!

Lots of questions

Of course, it’s not just about relaxing and chatting. It’s helping you to find out more about tax and inheritance in Spain, ‘There were lots of questions,’ says Jane, ‘that we were able to answer either as part of the whole group or in individual discussions afterwards.

People wanted to know about Spanish succession law and inheritance, about personal tax allowances and we spent some time explaining how SUMA works. The advantage of these road shows is that the people attending can help lead the discussion.’

And to finish it all off, there is opportunity for anyone who is interested and qualifies as a pensioner living in Spain to register with Imserso – the subsidised Spanish holiday programme. ‘The Imserso programme continues to be very popular,’ Jane points out. ‘After all, you might live in Spain but you still want to have a holiday.’

In Algorfa Jane and her colleagues took the details of several new Imserso applicants and will help them to register and benefit from a range of government subsidised holidays on mainland Spain, across the Balearics and Canary Islands, ‘We hope to have plenty of applicants at La Zenia too,’ Jane adds.  

If you would like to join in with ‘Tax, tea and travel’ in La Zenia Hotel then let us know. Jane would love to welcome you to this event and you can contact her on 96 670 3748.

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