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by fyfin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IPTV disappearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: IPTV disappearing

Petrolracer, so true! My wife has just come back from a visit, the first in 6 years and found exactly the same. Still prefer it here.
by fyfin
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IPTV disappearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: IPTV disappearing

White Horse - I don't think there's any cracking codes involved. It's simply streaming which is fairly simple to do I believe. It can be done on YouTube for example. There was a time not so long ago when they had a program to crack the code of Sky transmissions and so you still used your dish, but h...
by fyfin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IPTV disappearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: IPTV disappearing

Markwilding - that is interesting re Sky. My Granddaughter in UK has just taken out a Sky contract but I don't know exactly what she has or indeed how it works. I know some people over here used to use a multi room subscription which was quite cheap and as I have a dish I suppose that would be an op...
by fyfin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IPTV disappearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: IPTV disappearing

Yes, of course they're all illegal. Let's face it, you're getting all the Sky Sports, BT Sports etc etc for a fraction of the real price so we know they'll be trying to close them down. For some here it's the way they watch the Freeview channels as well although there are other ways using vpn or sma...
by fyfin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IPTV disappearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

IPTV disappearing

Looks like some of us have lost our IPTV here in Spain as a result of the raids in various countries. I'm sure it'll soon resurface.
by fyfin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Paypal Account
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Paypal Account

I've actually got both which is handy as I can decide which bank account it comes out of, depending whether I've used amazon.es or a UK site. I don't think Paypal is the best way to do currency transfer but if you're happy with it , why not. I use Transferwise and I know others use Revolut etc. Here...
by fyfin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 3959

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

The year 2014 is certainly significant. I know of two of our friends who had to prove they were non resident for that tax year. Luckily both had been doing non resident tax returns although had signed on the padron (very easy to do here) as advised by their gestors. This could have caused the proble...
by fyfin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can they tax you after death?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Can they tax you after death?

I couldn't agree more Sid. I see it here all the time.
by fyfin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can they tax you after death?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Can they tax you after death?

Mine was the opposite. The tax advisor, who was English, assured me that ALL annuities qualified for the reduced rate of tax i.e. only a percentage taxed depending on when you started to receive payments. It was only when she left, 2 years later to go back to England, and someone took over that the ...
by fyfin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can they tax you after death?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Can they tax you after death?

Yes we know of a few here in Almeria. They had to prove they were not resident. Unfortunately due to bad advice 're annuities I had to pay tax and interest for 3 years that were wrong. I've been fined as well but so far they haven't sent the payment slip but I doubt they've had a change of heart. I ...
by fyfin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can they tax you after death?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Can they tax you after death?

The worry is though that they could keep doing it for every other year as well. They seem to be concentrating on old tax returns especially from UK citizens. I've had my return from 2014 queries and they quoted the figures supplied by HMRC which were on my P60 so they are definitely liaising with th...
by fyfin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can they tax you after death?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Can they tax you after death?

Can the tax office in Spain pursue a deceased person for underpaid tax in 2013. A friend whose husband died in Feb 2018, has just received a demand (she probably should have refused to sign for it) for just under €100, so not a large amount. Obviously it was some sort of error on the tax return in 2...
by fyfin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Convenio Especial
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Convenio Especial

In my case 6 years ago, I was lucky enough to get a temporary S1 (no longer available) which I used to get "residencia" and after being resident for 1 year we were able to apply for the convenio especial. Took a while as it was quite new at the time in Andalucia and no-one in the offices s...
by fyfin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Convenio Especial
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Convenio Especial

That was the situation in our case Bob a few years back so I don't understand it either.
by fyfin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: NIE Application or Renewal - process in July 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: NIE Application or Renewal - process in July 2019

Could have been that I suppose so not renewal. Just a new certificate.
by fyfin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: NIE Application or Renewal - process in July 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: NIE Application or Renewal - process in July 2019

This always causes confusion as Nie is never renewed. Unless mine is different it's a white A4 piece of paper with your number in format X1244567X . No expiry date and the number is for life. Maybe it's different for non-retired or non-EU which may be your situation but I never heard of it being ren...
by fyfin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pavement / table tax for cafes
Replies: 15
Views: 2093

Re: Pavement / table tax for cafes

Good link Beachcomber. I think in this case there are politics at play - just after an election etc. English owner.
by fyfin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pavement / table tax for cafes
Replies: 15
Views: 2093

Re: Pavement / table tax for cafes

I can agree to a degree with situation of tables being blocked but I'm talking about a sleepy little village and a pavement that doesn't get used much. I can understand Malaga city centre or a big town where it gets busy, but this has suddenly come up when someone new took over a business that was q...
by fyfin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pavement / table tax for cafes
Replies: 15
Views: 2093

Re: Pavement / table tax for cafes

Thank you. It seems to refer to bars opening in the evening. My friend is being charged in Almeria province. Little cafe open during the day.
by fyfin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pavement / table tax for cafes
Replies: 15
Views: 2093

Pavement / table tax for cafes

I read somewhere that some town halls are charging a pavement or table tax and I wondered if anyone knew how it was calculated or if you had heard of it. I tried Googling to no avail but I know it exists.

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