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Clearing up worries about Spanish inheritance

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:15 pm. One of the questions that’s most frequently asked in our offices is – how much Spanish inheritance tax will I have to pay? We receive enquiries every week from the recently bereaved who are not only coming to terms with the death of a close relative […]

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Avoiding double inheritance in Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:17 am. Spanish inheritance often catches people unawares. Partly because it’s still something we’re uncomfortable in discussing and also because it can be quite complicated in Spain.  The rules are different, particularly in relation to Spanish inheritance tax and it often takes people by surprise that there is […]

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Different rates of Spanish inheritance tax

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:15 pm. In Spain, the amount of Spanish inheritance tax to pay is determined by three things: the relationship of the inheritor to the deceased whether the deceased and inheritor(s) are resident or non-resident the autonomous community in which the property is located Depending on these factors, the […]

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Inheriting assets in Spain

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:16 pm. The main item that any inheritor is likely to inherit is property. Spanish property is probably the biggest factor in the majority of Spanish inheritance cases. However, there might be other items to be received by heirs too. Other significant assets might exist such as cars […]

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Making the inheritance process cheaper and easier for your heirs

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:16 pm. 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 […]

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Making a Spanish will

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:17 pm. 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 […]

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Spanish inheritance – every case is different

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:17 pm. 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 […]

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Donating to help those in poverty in Spain

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:18 pm. 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 […]

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Changing a Spanish will

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:18 pm. 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 […]

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National Law and Spanish wills

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:18 pm. 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 […]

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Spanish inheritance tax examples

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:18 pm. 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 […]

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How inheritance tax applies in Spain?

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:19 pm. 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 […]

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Spanish Wills

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:19 pm. 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 […]

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Spanish inheritance made easy

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:19 pm. 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 […]

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