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by infoseeker
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Solicitor for Will
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Solicitor for Will

It's a nice little earner for these solicitors All they've had to do in most cases, is produce a copy of the existing will with the essential clause included For that, many charge in the region of 200-300 euros All that should have been necessary was to have an official stamp on the existing will, s...
by infoseeker
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tax declaration in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Tax declaration in Spain

If you have stayed in Spain over 183 days when you go back, you will be regarded as tax resident for Spanish tax till December 31st, plus you will be liable for UK tax the minute you set foot in the UK. When you make your tax return to Spain the following year, any UK tax you've paid will be deducte...
by infoseeker
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: resident in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: resident in Spain

You declare it in Spain if you are resident here. You declare all savings interest in Spain, and all income wherever it comes from. Government pensions only taxable in the UK , still have to be declared in Spain. ISAs, though tax free in UK are not in Spain, same with pension lump sums, winnings, in...
by infoseeker
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Degesitering in Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Degesitering in Spain

When a person leaves Spain to go back to the UK to live, is it the number of days he has spent in Spain That year that determines whether he has been tax resident or when he deregisters? Eg if he deregisters from the foreign citizens register on 2 nd of july, then flies home on the third of July, is...
by infoseeker
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a holiday home ... Economics
Replies: 29
Views: 5126

Re: Buying a holiday home ... Economics

Dave the criteria for no CGT is
Over 65
Tax resident
Lived in the property ( which is the main residence) for 3 years
by infoseeker
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Tax Office
Replies: 43
Views: 5135

Re: Spanish Tax Office

Under the new rules you do have to declare it in Spain, though some argue it is this year, and others next year.some say you should always have declared it in the tax exempt box. Although it continues to be taxed in UK they use it in Spain to work out your tax base with the result that you may end u...
by infoseeker
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Tax Office
Replies: 43
Views: 5135

Re: Spanish Tax Office

This happens all the time
I went to one accountant years ago, who said I had no tax to pay
Another said I had several hundred euros to pay
Surely there must be a standard way of working out the tax?
by infoseeker
Sun May 31, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?

but if someone goes back to live permanently in UK after spending 183 days in Spain, ( therefore considered tax resident for the whole year) having given their tax certificate to the notary to exempt them from cgt, what happens then?
by infoseeker
Sun May 31, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?

Does it make any difference if you go back to the UK to live afterwards ?
by infoseeker
Sun May 31, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?

If you have no cgt to pay when you've soldyour house, being over 65, tax resident, lived in Spain 3 years, and show the notary your tax certificate, what do you do then, if anything.
Do you have to back it up with a claim within a certain time?
by infoseeker
Sun May 31, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Second home in UK - tax implications etc.?

Martin Page- how can you consider your residency in Spain?If you are resident here, you cannot call yourself non resident, unless you spend under the required number of days in Spain
Can you clarify your comment?
by infoseeker
Thu May 28, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Grounds/Maintenance Fees?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Grounds/Maintenance Fees?

This is something many do not take into account, when seeing posts saying how cheap IBI is in Spain.
Combined with maintenance fees, it may come to more than the council tax they paid in the UK.
by infoseeker
Sun May 24, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Health care
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: Health care

Do you mean the Convenio Especial which means that people not receiving the state pension can pay 60 euros a month into the Spanish NHS , which will cover all their health care , but not prescription costs? Now, with the pension age extended it will also apply to people over 65 in the future. Over 6...
by infoseeker
Sun May 24, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confused Over Tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Confused Over Tax

I think you mean you wont file a return till June 2018?
by infoseeker
Fri May 01, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: UK Will, Inheritance Tax, UK Trust.
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: UK Will, Inheritance Tax, UK Trust.

Yes, it is risky Your child could marry, divorce, die before you which will complicate matters. You may end up paying IHT inheriting from them! I H T is the big bugbear in Spain, unless you have had the property 5 years and have generous regional allowances I do not understand from your previous pos...
by infoseeker
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Is it worth chasing up the 3% retention when selling.
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Is it worth chasing up the 3% retention when selling.

Why would anyone not want to chase up a significant amount of money? 3% of a modest property is a lot of money If you have a solicitor in Spain, you shouldn't need to keep coming out to sort the paperwork. There is no reason why you cant have the Money paid into a UK bank if Hacienda is given the de...
by infoseeker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Summer Guests
Replies: 67
Views: 7560

Re: Summer Guests

How can people afford to have all these guests? Water, electricity, food bills? When its boiling hot who wants to think about cooking meals? How can you keep the house clean with all these visitors coming, upsetting routine, one lot following on from the last? I only have very close family overfor t...
by infoseeker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas bottle hoses & regulators
Replies: 15
Views: 2404

Re: Gas bottle hoses & regulators

PS anyone who wants a gas water heater or to cook by gas, has by law to have a contract with Repsol or another reputable company. It's not meant to be a DIY job by the owner, or a friend, even though the person was a qualified gas fitter in the UK Whichever company you are with, they supply your gas...
by infoseeker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas bottle hoses & regulators
Replies: 15
Views: 2404

Re: Gas bottle hoses & regulators

Repsol is supposed to contact you, or you can contact them for a service. They never come unannounced. Inspectors purporting to be from Repsol have often turned up with appropriate paperwork,with business heading, and they have turned out to be not from that company, often charging extortionate amou...
by infoseeker
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Digitalisation of details
Replies: 67
Views: 9567

Re: Digitalisation of details

The whole situation has been badly handled by most banks, it seems. They've had 5 years yet panicked people in the last month. All it needed was a prominent notice in the bank, an email or letter, or merely a polite request from bank staff asking if a client needed to update details eg passport numb...

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