Update On The Spanish Local Tax “Plusvalía Municipal”

Real estate transfers in Spain can be subject to local Tax on the Increase in the Urban Land Value (“Impuesto sobre el Incremento de Valor de los Terrenos de Naturaleza Urbana” or “Plusvalía Municipal”). This mandatory municipal tax is levied on the increase disclosed in the value of urban land whenever urban land located in Spain is transferred. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by B LAW & TAX, International Tax & Legal Advisors
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The Best Places To Live Or Retire In Spain

Having made the decision to move to Spain what will determine which region you choose to live in?  Work may dictate  the location, but if you are planning to move to retire or take a new lifestyle working for yourself as a digital nomad or by using your trade or profession, the choice is yours. The capital city of Madrid sits in the centre of the country, but most major cities are on or near
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Banking In Spain

When moving to a new country you should take a look at your banking arrangements.  It is generally possible to use your existing bank from your home country for many purposes, but it is worth opening a local Spanish account for most people.  International Online Banks You can also consider using one of the growing online banks.  Businesses like Ipagoo and Transferwise can provide multi-currency accounts with access to banking services, including the use of
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Purchasing Property In Spain – A Tax Guide

Are you thinking of purchasing property in Spain? Your tax situation will be different depending on whether or not you are considered to be tax resident in Spain. This technical article looks in some detail at the different taxes which may apply to you, depending on how your purchase is structured. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by B LAW & TAX, International Tax & Legal Advisors PURCHASE OF A REAL ESTATE PROPERTY (DWELLING) BY AN INDIVIDUAL
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The Ultimate Guide To Renting In Spain

You did it. The decision is taken. Your flight reservation number has just landed in your inbox. Now the party begins, it’s time to move to España y olé. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Nestpick   Just like in any other country, Spain might have a wider fan of renting possibilities in bigger cities or more touristic spots than in smaller towns, however, the rent value also varies according to this. At the moment, according
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Moving To Spain: Where To Start?

Moving to Spain can be daunting. It is a beautiful country: warm, friendly and fun to live in. We know the pros – the good weather, the friendly people and the lovely houses. However, there are a lot of factors to take into account when you are ready to move. Here are a few for you to keep in mind! This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by TailorGo 1. Endless House Searching Finding a
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Getting Connected In Spain

How to get telephone and internet connections in Spain Movistar (formerly known as Telefonica) is the main national provider of telephone services in Spain. Other providers can offer telephone and internet services, but they will be delivered through lines provided by Movistar as they are the only company authorised to install landlines in Spain.  There are cable services in some parts of the country that are independent of Movistar.   Getting A Telephone Line Where
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Getting A Mobile Phone In Spain

Getting a mobile phone can be the best way to start getting connected when you first arrive in Spain as you will need a contact number when you apply for a telephone landline.  If you are moving within the EU you can now use your calling plan anywhere in the EU, but there are benefits to having a local number as they will not be treated as international calls. If you are using an American
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Getting A Social Security Number In Spain

Anyone who works or studies in Spain is required to have a social security number. This number (número de afiliación de la seguridad social) gives you access to the social security services and healthcare in Spain. Social security is generally paid for by the employer. Once you have been entered into the system the number will remain the same for life. In order to obtain a social security number you will need to download and
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