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by Miro
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

Good luck with that!!
I don't actually think it's got anything to do with fiscal residency, but I do think the chances of a town hall chasing a non-resident overseas are low, and they're more likely to chase the new owner, saying they should have retained the amount due from the seller.
by Miro
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

In 20 years in Spain I have always understood that the registered owner on January 1st is liable for the bill for the entire year (even though this made no sense, I just figured, that's Spain!) With every property we've bought and sold, including the last one we sold in May last year, we've gone by ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

Like I said, every property is different. I guess a "track" in the campo, no matter how busy, relatively speaking, is not going to have quite the same passing traffic/visibility as a town centre apartment on the second floor! Having said that, I would imagine the local "corredor"...
by Miro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

Not quite sure I understand what you mean about the difference in cost (to what?) It's true, you do get an awful lot of timewasters - dreamers, nosy neighbours, just plain idiots who have no idea of market prices - but anyone who rings at least knows the location, which is more than can be said for ...
by Miro
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

I think it depends very much on the type of property and especially the location: is it residential/vacation, urban/campo, old/new, mainly Spanish or more foreign owners? etc. etc. Our place was a modern (2003) 2/2 apartment in a small town centre block that appeals to either permanent residents or ...
by Miro
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Premium bond prizes taxation

I always declared the winnings as income/interest. (Is there are differentiation?) Unfortunately (I guess) it never really made any significant difference to my tax. I never lost sleep over what I would do when the million came up: I'd be gone so fast, Hacienda wouldn't see me for dust!! (I did alwa...
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Health care in Almeria / Andalucia
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Health care in Almeria / Andalucia

Just curious - if you are not already registered as residents, how did you get your son into "mainstream" school? Or is it a private school?
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Applying for Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 565

Re: Applying for Tax Residency

Sorry but two different advisors either gave wrong info, or you misunderstood. Being a UK passport holder does not in itself require tax residency. "Residency", or more correctly, registration at the police station is the first part of the process. Registration on the padrón (census) shoul...
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Applying for Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 565

Re: Applying for Tax Residency

Strictly speaking, if you intend to remain in Spain more than three months you are supposed to register on the foreign residents register (for EU nationals; you don't actually get "residencia" anymore). And the experiences of others prove that yes, the requirements literally do depend on w...
by Miro
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying car from other EU country
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Buying car from other EU country

As I suggested on the other thread you posted on, you should really check the cost of shipping first - unless you just fancy the drive for the drive's sake, it will probably cost you far more than simply using a freight company. If on the other hand you are in the market for a Spanish reg car for fu...
by Miro
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance refund
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Car insurance refund

Have you checked out the cost of simply having the boxes shipped down to Spain? Unless there's a compelling reason to buy a Spanish reg car in the UK, which considering your thought of then selling it fairly soon again, it doesn't sound like there is, it may just make more sense, logistically and fi...
by Miro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

Tax evasion is the obvious one, although most of those who don't bother registering will probably vehemently deny that they are avoiding or evading taxes, with the usual diatribe of "I don't have to pay taxes in Spain because I'm British/pay my taxes in the UK etc." No doubt many of those ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky tv in Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Sky tv in Spain

I can't remember the last time I paid the full monthly price for Sky Sports on NowTV (£34?): whenever my current offer runs out, I cancel it, and then almost always manage to get the same offer again, which at the moment is 2 months @ £20 per month. For the entertainment package, you can buy voucher...
by Miro
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Registering residence locally

Although theoretically there's no connection between registering on the padrón and the tax authorities...personally I wouldn't risk it, even if your town hall allow you (incorrectly) to register. You could potentially end up being classed as fiscally resident in Spain - and you really don't want to ...
by Miro
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: iva on community redecoration

Never knew IVA was so complicated!
by Miro
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea directa insurance - beware
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Linea directa insurance - beware

Duplicate thread - I have posted on the other one about my own experiences with LD and returning to the UK
by Miro
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance refund
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Car insurance refund

I was with LD for years, before moving back to the UK June last year. They do NOT issue refunds for unused policies, BUT: you can opt to pay your new premium quarterly, and then just cancel the policy when you no longer need it - so the most you'll lose would be 3 months' worth. Ring them up and exp...
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: iva on community redecoration

Not sure why it would be anything other than 21% - but surely your administrator would know? Or ask the contractors who are going to quote for the work.
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 2 selling prices on the Escritura
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: 2 selling prices on the Escritura

They won't want a higher rate (percentage), but the CGT will be calculated on the difference between the fiscal value on the sale, and the price you paid when you bought - which will clearly be greater than the actual gain (if any) you've made. So yes, it will affect the buyer as they will pay more ...
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The rain in Spain
Replies: 80
Views: 3069

Re: The rain in Spain

Snowing heavily again on Merseyside right now.
I wonder how Spain is going to fund all their white elephants once the Brexit black hole kicks in? Still, at least we'll have an extra £350 million a week to spend on snow plows here :lolno:
Oh, and trains that can actually run in the snow!

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