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by Free at Last
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s

Won't they also have to obtain certificates of fiscal residence from Agencia Tributaria, so that they won't have the 3% of the sale proceeds retained against a potential CGT liability, as non residents do?
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

I hope everyone's aware that KN95 face masks will not be permitted to be sold to the public in Spain from 1 October 2020 onwards.

https://www.eleconomista.es/status/noti ... rias-.html
by Free at Last
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any help for elderly person on their own?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Any help for elderly person on their own?

For people who qualify and manage to navigate the system, the assistance at home service which is provided under the Ley de Dependencia does seem to be very good. In the street I used to live in, a number of elderly people had carers visiting and they provide a very comprehensive service, which incl...
by Free at Last
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any help for elderly person on their own?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Any help for elderly person on their own?

In theory, if he has been registered as a Spanish resident for at least five years, then he may be entitled to help under the Ley de Dependencia. They would have to complete an application form asking for an assessment of his needs and present that to their local Social Services Department (form ava...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5681

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I looked at the link you posted Free at Last but leaving your pension pot in the U.K. presupposes that you can do that. I wonder how often some of these sites are updated? 5 years ago (and I had already been living in Spain for years before then) I consolidated two small private pension pots into a...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5681

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

That's a complication I did not know about. My OH is full of doom and gloom at the moment and says that if the fiasco in the UK with a second lockdown continues the country will be bankrupt and none of us will be getting any pensions anyway. That's a worry too far. See this UK Government website re...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5681

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Why can't you just have your pensions paid directly to a Spanish account. Because some pension providers will only make payments to a UK account. One of my former employers' final salary scheme (not public sector) is one of them. My SIPP provider is another. Fortunately my UK bank is not one of tho...
by Free at Last
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

I live in the area served by this hospital and in 14 years I have never met anyone who has been treated there who has described it as "failing". They have all commented favourably on the treatment they have received. The complaints I am seeing from Spanish people on things like local Facebook groups...
by Free at Last
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

The big Málaga hospitals transferred their less urgent cardiac surgery and neuro surgery cases to private hospitals which had been requisitioned as part of the plan to keep essential services going during the pandemic. https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20200405/48326276189/el-clinico-de-malaga-trasl...
by Free at Last
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

Además, prosigue este responsable, “en el caso del centro hospitalario axárquico es realmente preocupante cómo se ha producido un aumento en la demora media para la atención quirúrgica pasando de los 167 días de junio de 2019 a los 195 días de media de diciembre del mismo año, ocasionando un grave ...
by Free at Last
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

So that's referring to the second half of 2019. Waiting lists for routine surgery may have been long, but I can't say I noticed any deficiency in more urgent matters. I was diagnosed with cancer in September (was seeing a specialiast at the Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia 3 days after my GP had mad...
by Free at Last
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 124
Views: 8472

Re: T.I.E

No complaints about the new police station in Velez, and so much better than the old one. The internet appointment system is better now than the queuing up of the old days. I can see it would be very convenient for car drivers, but for public transport users the location of the new police station i...
by Free at Last
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

On this subject, I cannot even get the Salud Responde app to give me a phone call appointment at the moment. It really is so disappointing that the system has gone downhill like this. We never had a problem in the past getting an appointment within the next day or two to see our Dr but, the last ti...
by Free at Last
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71239

Re: Coronavirus

What boundaries? With the exception of a few towns in Catalunya and Aragón where lockdown has been reintroduced, people are free to travel all around Spain and haven't been confined to their own municipality since we got into Phase 3 which was months ago.
by Free at Last
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water bills
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Water bills

Ours have always been around the €30 for two months mark, for two people, and we don't have a pool. The bills have stayed the same for years, so yours do look to have been very low if they're for 3 months for a household of 3.
by Free at Last
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 124
Views: 8472

Re: T.I.E

Update. J Also told I needed to bring the original of my green A4 residencia sheet. I took a photocopy just in case it was needed although it is not mentioned as one of the documents needed. Gerry Thank you for your information, Gerry. I take it that if you have the green "tarjeta", then you take t...
by Free at Last
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax residency certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Tax residency certificate

The local Agencia Tributaria offices are open now, have been for about 4 weeks, but you need a prior appointment. I got a certificate of fiscal residence via that route before selling my house, it is sent through the post and they advised me it would take around 2 weeks (may be longer at the moment ...
by Free at Last
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2562

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

One local business which seems to have done very well since they started doing online shopping and home deliveries during the lockdown is Russell's, the British shop in Torrox Costa. I normally go to Gibraltar once or twice a year to get such UK food products as we use, but obviously could not this ...
by Free at Last
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2562

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

FAL...maybe they didn't generate enough sales from both of those countries..but as you say a shame for those living in Spain who like JL. Maybe so, but they still offer international delivery to Estonia, Luxembourg and Slovenia and I would have thought the number of potential customers in Spain wou...
by Free at Last
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2562

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

I used to like to order clothes online from John Lewis, if I wasn't going to be able to get over to the UK for a while to go shopping, and was happy to pay the 7.50 delivery charge, but when I tried to order something during the lockdown the site would not accept my Spanish address. On checking the ...