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by Miro
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: OTC drug availability
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: OTC drug availability

I wish I'd known before returning to the UK: I stocked up on a year's supply of thyroid & blood pressure pills in Spain, bought over the counter, expecting to pay over £8 a month for each in the UK, only to discover I get a medical exemption on all my meds!
by Miro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Request from Gestor
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Request from Gestor

Could that be because you need a valid Spanish mobile number to use cl@ve, and it's fair to assume most non-residents won't have one?
by Miro
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Ideally I would like my house and garden...and a Marbella climate but you can't have it all. Same here! I suppose that the kind of house and location can make great differences..... In many ways; I used to say that ideally we'd transport our apartment from Spain to wherever we choose to live next -...
by Miro
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On this Day
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: On this Day

Having been away for so many years, I found it very moving yesterday at 11:00 when in Asda everybody stood still and observed a minute's silence. Made me feel very proud (and lucky) to be British. :thumbup:
by Miro
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Request from Gestor
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Request from Gestor

May be a silly question (and I know you said you don't know why), but wonder why your gestor needs you to get a digital signature at all? Surely if you're using a gestor, that negates the need for one?
(Of course, you may find it useful to have anyway)
by Miro
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Are you sure? If the actual chassis number matches as well, that's an amazing bit of luck - but I still think you've just hit upon a surprising coincidence. I've tried on different devices and for different cars - but all I get is an example for a 2006 Seat Ibiza 1.4 Tdi
by Miro
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

I've had a few health issues since returning, which I've documented elsewhere, but nothing to do with change of location as far as I can make out - more just a case of being a bit older than I was when I was a bit younger! Mrs.M does suffer from arthritis, particularly the ankles & fingers, but ...
by Miro
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

I wonder if it's just me who read your post back to front? Utterly confused. I've just spent half an hour trying to figure out how you managed to get a free "informe", until finally realising that your "edit" at the beginning of the post is in fact an addendum and should have bee...
by Miro
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

A lovely post, Gordon! I woke up this morning to the sound of rain hammering down outside and thought, oh b***er, I just washed all the windows yesterday. But by the time I got up the rain had stopped and the sun was breaking out, and best of all, the windows were still sparkling clean, whereas in S...
by Miro
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: changing status of Bank account to non-resident
Replies: 28
Views: 955

Re: changing status of Bank account to non-resident

So our account is now €5.75 overdrawn! Absurd. Do I care? Not one bit - they can sing for it... Don't you worry that they will...come after you for it, plus charges? In addition to the €5,75 charge for an international transfer, Sabadell last week whacked a €30 annual fee on our account for our deb...
by Miro
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: 3% retention tax

bernipops3 wrote:
Thanks again for your input Beachcomber it is most appreciated.


Ditto :thumbup:
by Miro
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: 3% retention tax

The clock will start again once any necessary documentation has been submitted. That's what I'm worried about now. Theoretically, this can go on forever, as they keep coming up with additional requirements every 5 months or so. I understand the requirement for former residents - but then why is it ...
by Miro
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: 3% retention tax

Excellent post, thanks Beachcomber. I wonder how long it takes on average for Hacienda to process 210s and discover any errors? :eh: Unless you keep checking with them on a regular basis, the 6 months could be up before any errors come to light, and the clock resets. Theoretically, this could then g...
by Miro
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Cataract operation
Replies: 32
Views: 994

Re: Cataract operation

Glad to hear he's fine now - how awful though. I must say, my MRSA was only really discovered by chance and hasn't really caused me any major problems. It may or may not have been the reason I had a few bites become infected, or why I developed pustules on my chin & face, and may or may not have...
by Miro
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: 3% retention tax

So, was it 8 months, or a year? Bit confused....

Oh, sorry, just realised that's two different members! :oops:
I wonder why there's no consistency with these repayments?
by Miro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tax residency
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

Re: Tax residency

Well, this thread is a bit confusing (evidenced by Gasman thinking your reply was to him, not Manchesteral!) as it talks about properties in both countries and the CGT implications of selling one or the other, and being tax resident in one or the other. Not sure if Gasman is planning on selling in S...
by Miro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tax residency
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

Re: Tax residency

If you buy your next habitual residence BEFORE you sell your previous one, can you then claim to put the proceeds of the previous one into the purchase of your next one...? I haven't come across anything that specifically says you can't , but personally I would be wary of how Hacienda would interpr...
by Miro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: 3% retention tax

Good to know, thanks. I've heard that if they don't pay within 6 months, they're supposed to pay interest - obviously they don't, but has anyone else heard that?
by Miro
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: changing status of Bank account to non-resident
Replies: 28
Views: 955

Re: changing status of Bank account to non-resident

HMRC don't issue non resident certificates. As a rule, maybe not. However - and at the risk of sounding negative about Spain and being criticised for it - after 15 or so continuous years of filing my IRPFs, on requesting a certificate of fiscal residency in Spain a few years back to sell a property...
by Miro
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Registration of S1 form
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: Registration of S1 form

I suggest that it is time that you accept that you now live in the UK and leave it at that. Sounds a bit like I've just been shunned for not living in Andalucia :cry: Contrary to what you may think, in 20 years of living in Spain I have had plenty of positive experiences - believe me, if it had bee...

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