Specialists Articles on Taxes

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Disclosing property rentals in Spain
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In 2012 the Spanish tax authority uncovered 4,700 undeclared rentals as a result of information received from the electricity companies. This is probably the tip of the iceberg. Many non-resident...
Spanish  VAT - IVA
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Spanish Government has to increase the amount of tax it collects alongside saving money through austerity measures. One of the main ways that countries have been doing this across Europe is...
Bogus Spanish Tax Authority Websites
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It’s no longer just a case of making sure you don’t lose your credit card or have it stolen. You have to watch out for internet fraud too if you’re going to protect your bank...
Spain signs up for the Tobin tax
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Spain is one of 11 countries who have added their signature to the request to implement the Tobin Tax or Financial Transition Tax (FTT). This is a tax that would be levied on bank transactions and is...
What is Fiscal Residency?
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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...
Fiscal Residency in Spain
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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...
Spanish prescription charges
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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...
Paying income tax on rented property
Monday, October 29, 2012
Many people rent out Spanish property. Sometimes these are short term, holiday lets in Spain in other cases they are long term lets. It can be a good option for those who have payments to make on...
The official Spanish 'Boletin'
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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...
Resident taxes in Spain
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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...

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