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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 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...

New rules and fines for driving in Spain

Spain's new driving rules came into force on 21st March 2022 and include new fines for drivers. Spain's new 2022 Traffic Law is now in force (as of 21st March), meaning there are some changes that you need to be aware of if you're driving in Spain. If you want to avoid unnecessary fines and losing points from your Spanish driver's licence, we have summarised 10 of the main changes in the new rules...

Nota simple in Spain explained

A nota simple is a legal document you will often hear in Spain. In this short post we give a brief outline on what it is and why it is so useful. It’s important for a host of reasons and applies to a large number of cases. Simply put, it is one of the most important documents used in the Spanish property conveyancing process. Definition A nota simple is an official land registry report that gives a...

What is a gestor in Spain?

Spain is infamous for its bureaucracy and hard to navigate red tape, but one person who may be able to help with such processes is a "gestor" or "gestoría". The role of the gestor (who works in a gestoría) is something which is very Spanish, and an equivalent service of this "jack of all trades" figure doesn't tend to exist in other counties. However, as foreign as this concept may sound to you, a...

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