Financial advice in Spain
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When buying a property in Spain, the mortgage is not the only large expense. Buyers are faced with many other expenses and taxes in order to become owners.
The Spanish economy has shown signs of improvement and reactivation of the real estate market, leading to many families wanting to move house. This could be down to several reasons including, work opportunities, relocation or extending the family.
All homes need to make use of electricity and therefore have to contract their supply. However, not all homes have the same consumption habits and needs may vary depending on several factors.
Before when you would buy a house, you would own it for a lifetime. Nowadays, personal situations and different work phases cause many to be forced to move from one place to another.
For people who have a second home in Spain, it’s often necessary to send money there to pay bills, taxes and other living expenses that come with being an expat, but you don’t want the banks and money transfer companies to take advantage of you with inflated exchange rates and fees.
With the change of government, the region of Andalusia approved a new set of inheritance laws on the 11th of April 2019 which drastically reduce, or even suppress, Inheritance & Gift tax.
On Monday 17th June 2019, a new mortgage law came into force in Spain, having arrived late and with many changes, such as an article that is generating a lot of uncertainty in the Spanish real estate sector.
On buying a home in Spain, the first point is to determine whether you are buying new build (off-plan or sobre plano, in Spanish) or else a resale (second-hand property or reventa, in Spanish). Two different sets of taxes apply depending on which property type you acquire.
The Santander bank in Spain wants to attract more expat customers with a new plan that offers all kinds of products and services, from a specialist bank account to a non-resident mortgage, and even pet care.
Good news for anyone with a rent-to-own property in Spain – the Spanish Supreme Court has declared in a recent ruling that money paid for a rent-to-buy home scheme is tax deductible in the IRPF tax declaration for investment in property.
Taxpayers in Spain can already consult their tax data online or on the Agencia Tributaria app for the Spanish tax office, and as of 2nd April 2019 have been able to file their 2018 IRPF tax returns.
Brexit drags on and keeps hogging all the headlines almost three years after the referendum. For months, the date 29th March 2019 was marked in red on everyone’s calendar, but now there’s going to be a new Brexit deadline. We just don’t know when it will be yet and we may see more delays.