CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

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CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Icaru » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:26 pm

This has been a very helpful and useful forum in the years we lived in Marbella. I have hopefully only one last question to put to anyone in the know.

We sold our Spanish property at a loss on April 23, 2018 and all taxes due to date are paid. Our solicitor said we should expect a refund of the plus valia and the CGT in approximately six months. We are now at four months and have received neither.

However, I realized that we will still owe the 2018 IRNR for the nearly four months we were still non-residents in Spain. This fact may hold up the refunds due. Can we pay this amount now or must it be paid after 31.12.18?

Many thanks for your help!
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Re: CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Beachcomber » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:07 am

The period for payment of non-resident income tax for 2018 is 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019 and you cannot pay it prior to this date neither can it's non-payment be used as a reason for not refunding the 3% retention

Assuming the capital gains tax return claiming the refund of the retention was made correctly it should be repaid within the six months period otherwise the tax office has to pay interest on late repayment.

The plus-valia is something different and is the responsibility of the local authority. Most of them are placing obstacles in the way of the refund of this tax and are requiring procedures and paperwork that may well cost more to obtain than the amount of tax paid.

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Re: CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Icaru » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:38 pm

Muchas gracias!
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Re: CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Icaru » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:54 am

We received the PlusValia refund in 5 months but not the 3% CGT even though we owe nothing to the agencia tributaria. Our solicitor today said that the tax office has 1 year to refund the 3% before interest accrues. Comment?
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Re: CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 am

Just wondering if you have received your CGT refund yet. Although you sold in April the CGT return my not have been submitted until July or August because the purchasers have one month in which to pay it to the tax office and the seller has a further three months in which to submit the return. The clock starts when the CGT return is submitted not when the property is sold.

I did four CGT returns within a short space of time just over six months ago. All were negative and all have now been repaid. Three were repaid within a few days less than six months and the other one was just over and was paid with interest.

In June I also reclaimed a sizeable sum for someone in respect of taxes that were paid incorrectly over the course of four years by an asesor fiscal. (He obviously had not read the A.com FAQ). The full amounts were repaid in October with a considerable amount of interest running from each year that the declarations were submitted even though the fault did not lie with AEAT but with the hapless and inept asesor fiscal. I hope they charge the interest to him!

In more than thirty years the longest wait for a repayment for a correctly submitted CGT refund claim has been eight months. One took just over a year because the sellers were not married and a joint declaration had been submitted in error. Once it had been resubmitted correctly with individual declarations it was repaid within a few weeks but without interest because in the case of a faulty declaration the clock starts again from the date that it is resubmitted correctly.

Do not believe anyone who tries to insist that these refunds routinely take up to eighteen months or more or that they are never paid. It is just not true. It is more likely that they have been completed incorrectly or have never been submitted and, just to reiterate, the retention is not refunded as a matter of course but has to be claimed proactively by way of a capital gains tax return.

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Re: CGT REFUND & IRNR 2019

Postby Beachcomber » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:07 pm

A little more information on this subject.

I did a retention reclaim for a sizeable sum in May and because it was larger that what is probably the average claim it was subject to rather more scrutiny and, as a result has only just been repaid but with nearly €300 interest so anyone that tries to say that it routinely takes eighteen months to be repaid or that interest is not paid until a year has passed is simply telling a blatant lie.

It just annoys me so much that these so-called 'professionals' get away with providing such an inept and inadequate service, for which they charge a fortune, simply because their clients (victims) do not have the wherewithal or the inclination to challenge the shoddy manner in which they are treated.


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