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by fyfin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Recent Application for Residency in Almeria
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Recent Application for Residency in Almeria

In Almeria both for us and our friends we found that credit cards, balanace in bank accounts etc all counted for nothing. They wanted proof of regular income of one kind or another. Usually over 6 months although they accepted 3 months and a P60 for my wife. They want to see it being paid paid into ...
by fyfin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Premium bond prizes taxation

If it's online in Spain you have to give your nie so they know your details already. I suppose of you have a Uk betting account you could get away with it.
by fyfin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Premium bond prizes taxation

Unicorn, valid point and by the way I was given this link by Citizens Advice Spain which was very helpful https://bingoonline.bingo/como-declarar-las-ganancias-del-juego-online/ I also see that they have treated the winnings as autonomo but I guess without actually being autonomo . The tax on my ret...
by fyfin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Premium bond prizes taxation

Lol Miro. Plan B then if I win the million. Back to Blighty or maybe not. I like it too much here. Good point about interest though - maybe that is taxed at a flat rate. I'll have to check but with online gambling they treat it as an occupation, so you only pay tax on net, winnings less losses.
by fyfin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Premium bond prizes taxation

I recently had a bit of a shocker when I found out that prizes from on-line gambling (wife's bingo) are taxed as income so if substantial can take you into a higher bracket. It was nice to win but I had assumed the tax would be at a flat rate of 20%. I then got thinking about premium bond prizes whi...
by fyfin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 484

Re: Renta 2017

But he bought it 25 years ago. I think they refer to them as immediate life annuities. But as you say I would be inclined to take a chance so long as the word annuity features somewhere onbthe policy
by fyfin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 484

Re: Renta 2017

Probably not I would think although my way of thinking now is to take a chance and if queried argue your case. I think they only go back 4 years in any case. My reason for saying probably not is that I don't think it satisfies the criteria of what they call "renta vitalica" where you use a...
by fyfin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 484

Re: Renta 2017

On annuities it should be noted that not all are treated as "renta vitalicas" so subject to reduced taxation. My previous accountant (and I know I could do it myself but previously it was a little complicated) put my annuities in box 27 which was indeed very helpful. Unfortunately the busi...
by fyfin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Resident Tax Query
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Resident Tax Query

I think as long as you rent out a UK property you still have to do a UK tax return. At least I believe that's what we did but as it's been sold 2 years now, the only returns are Spanish.
by fyfin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017

Both pretty close so don't suppose it matters.
by fyfin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017

Fantastic rapid response. Many thanks.
by fyfin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Average Euro rate for renta declaration 2017

I know it's early but I have been compiling information for my tax return and wondered if anyone had the rate to use for renta tax returns £/€. It's an a average of the rates during the year I believe. There's a different rate for asset declaration but I don't need that as no UK assets now.
by fyfin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: OTC drug availability
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: OTC drug availability

Yes you do. My wife did in UK but of course when you live here you either have to pay or if you are a pensioner and resident you get any prescription drugs at a vastly reduced price, I think 10%
by fyfin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online passport renewal
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Online passport renewal

Damn, I never saw that when I did ours, I just went through to see how it worked. I guess you still have to post your old passport though or do they just tell you to destroy it.
by fyfin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online passport renewal
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Online passport renewal

I didn't know you could upload photos. We only recently renewed and I didn't see any option to do that. Admittedly everything including payment was done online though. We had to send off the old passports as well with the printed form / receipt for payment along with 2 photos each.
by fyfin
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community pigeon problem
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Community pigeon problem

I do despair at how difficult it seems to get action against defaulters in Spain. I thought there was a faster way but it seems as we had already started court action about 6 years ago we have to stick with it. Unbelievable length of time to get rid of an undesirable owner. I will see the administra...
by fyfin
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community pigeon problem
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Community pigeon problem

Had an idea about smelling cannabis and saying electricity is being used. Might have same effect
by fyfin
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community pigeon problem
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Community pigeon problem

That's the thinking amongst the others. Very obvious to surrounding houses though. Tried the locksmith route but he double locked it - wondered why as empty
by fyfin
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community pigeon problem
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Community pigeon problem

I am president of a community of 31 apartments and we mostly live in peace and harmony but there's always the exception of course and in our case it is an absent owner who lives somewhere close by. He is a Spanish gypsy and the last time I came face to face with him (and his face was inches from min...
by fyfin
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: check driving licence address
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: check driving licence address

Poppy1 - Interesting. I checked the nearest office to verify identity and it came up with Huercal Overa. Vera would be a much better option.

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