Property tax in Spain

There is a wide range of taxes depending on the activity. Each real estate transaction, whether purchasing or selling a property in Spain is subject to different taxes and may include additional costs and expenses. These may be payable by the buyer or by the seller. You should have an idea of what expenses and taxes correspond to you, as at times a third party might interfere to reduce what their client ends up paying. This has happened in the past to estate agents, and unfortunately, they only find out that they have overpaid once the transaction is finished.

If you plan on buying a property in Spain you should become familiar with the property tax in Spain before completing your purchase/sale.

  • Newly built or off-plan

Taxes payable: VAT &Stamp duty (IVA and AJD)

  • Re-sales and second-hand properties

Taxes payable are transfer tax (ITP) and a non-resident retention tax.

In addition to this, you should consider other expenses such as notary and agent fees, as well as documentation charges.

Property tax in Spain differs greatly when purchasing or selling a property. We will try to make things easier for you by giving you a hint of property tax in Spain.

  • Capital gains and liability
  • Non-resident retention
  • General maintenance tax (IBI)

If your activity in Spain was aimed at investment, then you will have some taxes to pay. While in Spain the tendency has been lower than in other European countries, business and investments have been encouraged in the last years.

As long as you are advised as to how to deal with the property tax in Spain, there should be no issues. Remember it is always advisable to seek consultation from a professional and have financial representation. If the taxation system is not taken seriously from the beginning, you may incur huge fines which can result in losing your assets in Spain. The Spanish Tax Agency can turn quickly if they believe that the corresponding taxes are not being paid, particularly in recent years where they are cracking down on tax avoidance.

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Why choose Carbray for your tax advisor in property tax in Spain?

Carbray offers many benefits to all customers who need help with their property tax in Spain, including over 20 years of experience, a dedicated English speaking team with a wealth of knowledge in law, competitive prices and a hands on approach making sure we always deliver results.

Carbray Lawyers have spent years, and solved numerous cases gaining the respect and trust of our clients. Whether it’s a business, an individual or any other case, Carbray will always help with your property tax in Spain.

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