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Making the inheritance process cheaper and easier for your heirs

We all want to preserve as much as we can for our heirs and avoid leaving them with difficult issues to address. In this article we consider how you can pave the way for the family you leave behind. Legal ways to reduce inheritance tax in Spain It is understandable if people want to make […]

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Making a Spanish will

We recommend to all our clients that at some point they make a will in Spain. It is true that a will made in your home country can cover all your world wide belongings, including any you have in Spain. However, if you don’t have a Spanish will it means that an official translator, the […]

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Spanish inheritance – every case is different

Spanish inheritance is a recurring worry for both residents and non-residents holding property in Spain. It is a different system and inheritance tax – only the concern of the rich in the UK – can be steep. We are often asked ‘How much inheritance tax do non-residents have to pay?’ It’s a difficult one to […]

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Donating to help those in poverty in Spain

The Spanish economic crisis is starting to cut deep. Families who have managed to come together and cope for months are beginning to find that they have used up the few reserves that they had. Spanish society has rallied well and families, predominantly parents and grandparents, have supported those out of work to date. However, we […]

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Changing a Spanish will

Making a will in Spain is not compulsory but it’s a good idea. It cuts down on the work and expense for those you leave behind you. However, you need to think carefully about what it might contain not only from the point of view of Spanish inheritance tax but also changing circumstances. Changing a […]

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National Law and Spanish wills

It’s easy to forget or not even realise that a country’s habits, laws and customs might not be the same as your own. You can quite easily expect things to work the same as they do in your own country. An example of this is the Spanish will and Spanish inheritance. Residents and non-residents in […]

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Spanish inheritance tax examples

How much might the inheritance tax be? Every case is unique. However, below are some case study examples to give you an idea of how much inheritance tax there might be to pay. The differences in the amount to pay are linked to your status as a resident or non-resident, your relationship to the deceased […]

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How inheritance tax applies in Spain?

Inheritance tax applies in Spain In some countries, inheritance tax only applies when there is a very large estate. However, this is not the case in Spain. Spanish inheritance tax applies in the majority of cases and the amount of tax to pay varies enormously depending upon different factors. The relationship of inheritors to the […]

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Spanish Wills

Why is it important? We recommend to all our clients that at some point they make a will in Spain.  A will made in your home country can cover all your world wide belongings, including any you have in Spain. However, if you don’t have a Spanish will it means that the High Court of […]

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Spanish inheritance made easy

In a way, this title is a contradiction. In some respects the Spanish inheritance process can never be made easy. The difficulties around losing someone you love or care about are much more than any inheritance service can even begin to solve. At Ábaco we do understand this. We also understand how difficult it can […]

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