Case Studies

Examples of how we've helped our clients

They bought their house in 2008 but had not been told about the taxes they should pay. At the beginning of 2010 they received a tax demand that they didn’t understand and they chose to ignore it. They nearly lost their house.

Taxes

Mr. and Mrs. S are British non-residents and own a holiday home in Marbella.They bought the property in 2008 but weren’t aware that they needed to pay annual tax. Towards the end of 2009 they received notification of the outstanding tax debt but did not know enough Spanish to work out what it said. They chose to ignore it. At the beginning of 2010 they received another letter and this time became worried. They posted some questions on a few internet forums and were told to seek advice.

They contacted Ábaco who delivered the unpleasant news that the second letter was informing them that their names had been published on the Official State Bulletin. This meant that according to the tax authority they had been informed of the debt and if the matter wasn’t settled immediately then the house would be embargoed and sold at public auction. Mr. and Mrs. S. were shocked and immediately contracted to Ábaco who chased up the debt for them and arranged payment. The S’s kept their house.

With a UK pension it came as something of a surprise that they would need to declare their income in Spain.

Taxes

Mr. and Mrs. B are British and are residents in Spain. They paid their taxes in the UK and were rather surprised when they were told they needed to declare their pensions in Spain too. It was only when the couple attended a seminar given by Ábaco that they found this out and anxiously took the opportunity for a free consultation. After receiving their detailed study they joined Ábaco to avoid any more unpleasant surprises.

They thought that paying the IBI tax was all they needed to do. When they bought their property no one told them that there was also non-resident income tax to pay.

Taxes

Mr. and Mrs. C. are Swedish non-residents. They bought a house in 2009 and paid their local taxes (IBI). It came as a complete surprise to them when they found out that they also needed to pay non-resident income tax. At first they were worried that this was going to be a huge amount that they hadn’t bargained for.

Seeing Ábaco advertised, they called the Swedish Help-line and were reassured when they heard that the tax they owed was not excessive. They made use of the free tax-calculation service and decided in future to use Ábaco to make sure that they were paying what they needed to when it was needed.

Find out what you need to pay through joining ÁbacoConnect Free Pack and letting us calculate your tax for free.

  • “What a pleasure it has been to use the AbacoConnect service. Our Spanish taxes were taken care of for the year by on-line so we did not even have to be in Spain to complete all the formalities. What a fabulous convenience.”

    Paul Holden
  • “I could not speak more highly of this firm and their service. They quickly instilled me with confidence that they could do the job. The attention was fast and professional, as was the response to any questions I raised.”

    Teresa Howard
  • They thought that paying the IBI tax was all they needed to do. When they bought their property no one told them that there was also non-resident income tax to pay.
    They thought that paying the IBI tax was all they needed to do. When they bought their property no one told them that there was also non-resident income tax to pay.

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