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FAMILY LAW, Featured, Inheritance Tax, legal advice, NON RESIDENT, PREVENTION, PROBATE LAW, taxes, wills »
Currently, non-resident taxpayers face two major problems in respect to the payment of Inheritance Tax in Spain:
1. Discrimination: non-residents pay much more taxes than residents.
2. Double taxation: this tax is payable in two different countries for the same inherited property.
In Spain, taxes are paid for inheritance between non-residents—even though they are immediate family members, spouses, parents, children…, upon application of the government regulations, that is, a progressive scale of taxes based on the transferred property value.
However, regarding inheritance between residents—immediate family members—taxes are much lower or even not paid, as …
Andalucía, assimilated out of ordination, CONVEYANCING, english speaking solicitor, Featured, lawyer, malaga, out of ordination, undeveloped land »
As a result of the terrible fire initiated last Thursday 30th in Coin, an estimate of 100 to 200 properties built on non-developable land within the municipal area of Coín, Mijas, Marbella, Ojén and Alhaurín el Grande were severely damaged and some of them completely ruined.
In this year 2012 the Decree 2/2012 for the regulation of buildings and scattered rural settlements on non-developable land in Andalusia was passed by the Andalusian Regional Government in January to put a stop to the problem of thousand of properties on non-developable land. However, …
conveyancing, CONVEYANCING, developer, english speaking solicitor, Featured, legal advice, Property law, Property law, taxes »
The Spanish Government, particularly Mr Cristobal Montoro, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced last Friday 13th of July that, from the 1st of January 2013, will apply a VAT of 10% (of the declared value of the property) to new properties, with regard to the current 4%.
During the press conference after the Council of Ministers, the Chancellor has recalled that the application of the reduced VAT (4%) for the purchase of a property had an “expiry date”, that the Government has stated today for the beginning of 2013.
Mr Montoro has …
Capital Gains, CONVEYANCING, discount, english speaking solicitor, Featured, Headline, Income, legal advice, malaga, NON RESIDENT, resident, solicitor, taxes »
Regarding the current financial situation, which is reflected in the drop of property sales in Spain every three months, the Spanish Government has passed a new tax exemption. This exemption tries to promote the sale of properties and may become very interesting for both individuals and bodies corporate considering buying a real estate property in Spain in the short term, whether they purchase commercial premises, homes, offices, garages, plots, storage rooms, etc.
On the 12th of May 2012, the Central Government passed the Spanish Royal Decree-Law 18/2012 of 11th of May …
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The Spanish Constitution and the regulations (tax and social) developed thereof, regarding the protection of the elderly, guarantee that the elderly will receive a comprehensive system of care and protection that promotes and enhances the wellbeing of this section of the population, within which this article highlights the area of economic protection.
The purpose of this type of protection is to formulate a system of regulations that provide the elderly with the necessary economic resources, which will contribute towards their independence and improve their quality of life.
As principle provisions or benefits …
Featured, Headline, Inheritance Tax, lawyer, legal advice, PROBATE LAW, resident, taxes, wills »
The Inheritance tax imposes taxes on an inheritance received because of death. This tax is paid after a person’s decease and the heir is the taxpayer legally bound to pay it. It shall be paid within the following 6 months since the person deceases. Here below we present an example in order to obtain a better understanding on this tax:
Mr. Smith deceased last January 2012; once he retired and sold his home in England in 2003, he moved together with his wife to Andalusia. Then, they bought a small semi-detached …
assimilated out of ordination, conveyancing, CONVEYANCING, developer, Featured, Headline, legal advice, out of ordination, Property law, Property law, undeveloped land, URBAN LAW, urban plan »
We have recently known, through our clients’ consultations, of the situation that most of the owners of La Axarquía area suffer, which comes from the lack of a License of First Occupation on their properties, particularly, regarding those problems with contract the supplies, such as the electricity supply for their first time or for its restoration, after being cut off by the electricity company (i.e. end of construction site temporary power).
The License of First Occupation is a certificate issued by the town hall that confirms that a newly-built property fully complies with …
asesoramiento legal, assimilated out of ordination, CONVEYANCING, developer, Featured, legal advice, New building declaration, out of ordination, Property law, URBAN LAW »
The possibility of registration in the Land Registry of constructions without building permits after four years of completion, is provided by a State regulation—Spanish Royal Decree Real Decreto 1093/1997 of 7th of July, Section 52 provides this possibility, as well as the following requirements for this registration: 1) proceedings of town planning discipline shall not appear in the Land Registry against the construction; 2) the time fixed by law shall have been elapsed in order to “tackle” this infraction through the administrative procedure and 3) certification of the year of …
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Some months ago, a foreign prospect client, who we have come to know as “Mr. X”, came in our offices. He requested some information regarding sale procedures, legal work and our professional fees.
After the first free appointment, in all honesty he commented to us that he had contacted a professional offering a 40% cheaper fee than ours. However, he would be interested in contracting our services provided that we could offer him a discount.
At that moment, we considered which option to adopt; naturally, we wanted to win this client, but …
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According to our legal and professional experience, there are many reasons for advising our clients to sign a Will before a Notary Public in Spain with regard to their property in Spain.
You cannot imagine how complex it may be for the heirs of a deceased to formally take the assets situated in Spain (properties, current account deposits, insurances, company shares or stakes … etc). when the only Will available is the one made by the deceased in his/her country of origin, or even worse, when the deceased did not make …