holiday rental tax in spain

Tax in Spain: learn more about taxes for holiday rentals in Spain

Do you pay tax on a second home in Spain? How much? We have all the details about declaring income for your Spanish holiday rental. Summer is the time of year when we tend to spend the most time in our second homes, whether on the beach or in the mountains. And if you're a foreigner with a holiday home in Spain and you pay tax in Spain as a resident, it is important to know that this type of home is not...

no capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

No capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

The reasons why non-residents don't have to pay capital gains tax when selling property in Spain. In 1999, the Spanish government modified the regulations governing the municipal capital gains tax, the tax paid when selling a property, and since then foreigners not resident in Spain have been exempt from declaring and paying this tax, i.e. the State has freed them from this obligation,...

Spanish Government extends the 2% rental cap a further 3 months

The Spanish rental cap is used by the government to regulate the long term rentals in Spain. As we predicted in our previous article, because of Spain’s high inflation, the government would continue to ‘chain’ (by this we mean renew every 3 months) the 2% inflation Spanish rental cap on long term rentals. Spain’s National Bureau of Statistics (INE) reported inflation hit 8.7% Year-Over-Year...

How to get a public health card in Spain

If you live in Spain, or are planning to move to Spain, healthcare will be at the top of your list of things to sort out. Spain's public health system has a good reputation and while private healthcare is also an option, the majority of people living Spain are highly satisfied with the public health system. It is fairly easy to sign up for a public health card in Spain: follow our guide and get a public...

How to rent out a property in Spain

If you own a property in Spain and want to rent it out, our simple guide will help you along the way so that you know how to rent out a property in Spain as a foreigner. Perhaps you own a Spanish property or holiday but don't get much of a chance to use it. Having an empty house in Spain is a missed opportunity. You have to pay expenses and taxes, even if you don't use it. On the other hand, renting out...

How to get your rental deposit back from a landlord in Spain

What can you do if a landlord refuses to return your deposit in Spain? When renting a property in Spain, in the majority of cases, and as stated in Spain's rental law (LAU), you will be required to pay a deposit to cover possible damages that may arise during the lease. But what happens if the owner refuses to return your deposit in Spain at the end of the contract? We explain how to deal with this...

A guide to the best olive oil in Spain

Take a tour of Spain and enjoy the best Spanish olive oil. Once you are in Spain, Spanish Olive Oil will certainly be part of your daily life. And if you're planning to visit Spain, Spanish olive oil must be on your list of things to try. Olive oil is an true delicacy in Spain and its uses go way beyond just cooking, from covering toast at breakfast time to drizzling it over a salad. Its properties and...

Foreigners pay record prices to buy property in Spain

Average property prices exceed 2,000 euros/m2, the highest since 2008, while the average price for non-residents is at a record high of 2,480 euros/m2. Foreigners have made a strong comeback in the housing market in Spain and have regained pre-pandemic levels when it comes to both sales and purchases. According to statistics from Spanish notaries, foreigners carried out 63,934 property transactions in...

The demand for second homes in Spain grows by 50% and will continue to grow in 2022

Increases have been observed since mid-February and will continue to rise until December. Easter marks the start of the period of the year in which the highest volume of journeys to holiday destinations or second homes in Spain is recorded. Although cultural tourism destinations such as Madrid, Barcelona or Seville are some of the most sought after by Spaniards to enjoy these dates, the demand for...

One of the world’s most welcoming cities is located in Spain: here’s the top 10 for travellers

According to the Traveler Review Awards, Toledo is one of the most outstanding cities in the world. This year, the tenth edition of the Traveller Review Awards has been published on Booking.com. The awards are made by assessing the reviews of verified users on the website, and then presenting a ranking selecting the 10 most welcoming cities in the world, among which this year is Toledo. In the surveys,...

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