Letters received from the Spanish Tax Authority

Taxes Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Letters received from the Spanish Tax Authority

The Spanish Tax Authority have been sending out letters to owners of Spanish property who have not made a Spanish tax declaration in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The letter is notification that residents who do not make the annual tax declaration should rectify this in order to avoid further investigation taking place.

The resident annual tax declaration is due before the end of June. We recommend that it is completed by all residents even when it is likely that they will have no tax to pay on their income.

This fiscal declaration in Spain provides more concrete proof of actual residency than the residency certificate which is not always accepted as proof for inheritance and capital gains purposes.The Spanish Tax Authority’s Anti Fiscal Fraud Plan means that the Tax Authority are increasingly checking up on people. 

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 Taxes (Income Tax)
    • These taxes are paid to the Agencia Tributaria (Tax Authority).

The letter is notification that residents who do not make the annual tax declaration should rectify this in order to avoid further investigation taking place.

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