Spanish taxes for non-resident property owners

Tax calculated and returns prepared for just £24.95!

All non-resident owners of property in Spain are required by law to submit a non-residents' tax return each year whether or not they let out their property.  Tax relating to 2012 should have been paid by the end of last year and tax relating to 2013 can be paid at any time during 2014.  However, you no longer need to waste money on fees to solicitors or fiscal represenatives in Spain to do this - especially as their charges are often more than the tax itself!  Using our service you can submit your own tax return.  If you are not declaring rental income, it will take you just two minutes to complete our order form and the job's done.  For less than twenty five pounds.

What is your service?

Do you have references?

Why do I need to submit a tax return?

When must I do it by?

What happens if I do nothing?

What taxes do I have to pay?

Our property is in joint names, does that mean two forms?

How much will my tax be?

How do I pay my taxes?

I have not let out my Spanish property.

 

What is your service?

We calculate you tax liability, obtain and complete the appropriate tax form(s), obtain and attach the special stickers ("etiquetas identificativas") and post or email the completed forms to you.  You simply have to present the forms at the bank.  Our inclusive charge for this service is £24.95 (per property, not per person).  For just £10 per person we can also present the forms for you, pay the tax and send you the receipted copies. You need to advise us of your address and the cadastral ("rateable") value of your property by completing our order form

How do I find my "cadastral value"?

Your tax liability is calculated by reference to the cadastral value of your property. The cadastral value ("valor catastral") is equivalent to the UK rateable value.  The total cadastral value ("valor catastral total") for the year in question is the figure we need.  This is made up of two components: the land value ("valor catastral suelo") and the property value ("valor catastral construccion").  It does not relate directly to the purchase price or market value of your property.  The cadastral value will be shown on your council tax bill or receipt (also known as IBI/suma/rates) normally as "valor catastral/base imponible".  If these documents are not to hand, your local Town Hall will be able to help or your bank if you've set up a direct debit.  Alternatively, if you have previously used a fiscal rep, they may have the information.  If the property is newly built, and a cadastral value has not yet been determined, your income tax liability is calculated based on a formula using half of the purchase price (escritura value) exc IVA.  If you reach a dead end please complete our order form below and ask us for further guidance.

Do you have references?

We have thousands of satisfied customers of this and related services and we're recommended by Banco Santander and IAG (International Airlines Group) in the UK (link).  We've been involved in the completion of 210 forms for UK residents for 10 years.  In that time we have processed more than 130,000 forms.  Spanish Tax Forms Ltd is a UK company (incorporated in England no. 6523058).  And, don't forget, there's no risk.  You only pay when you've received your forms.

Why do I need to submit a tax return?

Spanish law requires that, if own property in Spain, you must submit an income tax return for the previous tax (calendar) year.  You must pay some tax - even if you do not let out the property or recive any income from it. [top]

When must I do it by?

You need to complete your return and pay by 31 December for the previous tax (calendar) year.  If you miss the deadline you can be fined and, if you ignore this altogether, the debt will attach to your property and other enforcement action can be taken. [top]

What happens if I do nothing?

If you do nothing, you are breaking the law.  It is possible, of course, that you could get away with it for a time.  However the Spanish authorities retain records of all properties in Spain and will investigate cases where no returns are filed for an individual property.  You may be aware that several thousand warning letters have been issued to holiday home owners indicating the beginning of an enforcement initiative.  These were followed by further letters and, in some cases, the sequestration of bank accounts.   The authorities have various powers of prosecution and enforcement, including fines and the freezing of bank accounts and have formally declared this as one of their priorities.  In addition, the historical records are checked when and if you seek to sell your property.  So any unpaid tax will also cause problems with prospective buyers and affect your ability to sell.  It will also mean that you will not be able to claim back 3% of your sale proceeds from the Spanish authorities.  Although 2013 tax is currently due, it is also possible to pay previous years' unpaid taxes now to avoid enforcement action.  If you wish to do this please contact us.  [top]

What taxes do I have to pay?

Until 2008, UK residents owning property in Spain faced two separate taxes: wealth tax on the value of the asset and non-residents' tax on actual or assumed rental income.  Now all non-resident property owners in Spain are laible for just non-residents' tax - whether or not the property is let out for part of the year.  If no rental income is declared an "assumed" income is used to determine the non-residents' tax laibility.  (Wealth tax has been reinstated for tax years 2011 - 2013 but is only be payable by individuals with assets of more than 700,000 euros in value in Spain.) [top]

Our property is in joint names, does that mean two forms?

Yes, two forms are required splitting the tax 50/50.  However our charge is per property, not per form. [top]

How much will my tax be?

If the property is not let, non-residents' tax is based on the cadastral value and the date this was last reviewed.  We calculate your exact liability for you as part of our service.  Typically your tax bill would about £109 for a full year for a property with a cadastral value of around £40,000.  Although the true value of your property may have reduced recently, the income tax liability is based on the cadastral value, not the market value. [top]

How do I pay my tax?

Simply by taking the forms into your bank.  There is no need to employ expensive fiscal representatives, gestors or lawyers in Spain to do this.  We calculate your tax liability and prepare the form for you.  You then just take the form to the bank to pay. [top]

I'm not going to Spain again this year, how do I pay?

You can arrange for somebody to present the forms on your behalf at any major bank in Spain or you can contact your own bank and ask them if they will accept your forms by post or email.  Alternatively, we can present the forms for you, pay the tax and send you the recipts for you for a charge of £10 per person.

I have not let out my Spanish property.

Unfortunately you still have to pay non-residents' tax.  However, if you do not need to declare rental income from your property to the Spanish authorities, we can calculate your tax liability and prepare your tax return for just £24.95. Please complete our order form now. [top]

I still have questions.

If you have other enquiries please contact us and we'll see if we can help. [top]

 

 

 
Spanish Income Tax Form (210)

Spanish non residents Tax Form (210)

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