Are you thinking about buying a Spanish property? If so, it’s important to understand the property tax implications. Consider who will pay, own and use the property and who will become the registered owner at the Land Registry. Therefore, we have prepared some important points to consider when planning to buy or sell a home in Spain:
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Property tax and costs
1. Capital gains tax
You will have to pay capital gains on the sale of a property. We can calculate this type of property tax based on the difference between the value of the property at the time of its acquisition and the value at the time of the sale. Therefore, to determine the tax rate applicable or any other property tax related issues, please make sure to contact us.
2. Tax office treasury
If the vendor is a non-resident in Spain, the purchaser must retain 3% of the purchase price and pay it to the Tax Office Treasury on account of the potential liability to Capital Gains Tax. Your lawyer will inform you about existing exceptions. If you have no profits on the sale then you can ask the Tax Office to refund this 3% retention. Therefore call us to see if we can help you make some savings when it comes to Property Tax.
Plusvalia: This is a Municipal Property tax paid resulting on the increase in value of the land since the previous sale and is fixed by the local Tax Authorities. We can calculate it according to the size of the property. Payment of this tax is, by law, to the account of vendor.
4. Lawyer Fees
6. Mortgage Costs
Although, not a property tax, if there is a mortgage on the property, you should take into account bank costs in the cancellation of a mortgage. Also, don’t forget the notary and registry fees.
Call Zuuring Lawyers in Marbella now.
So, let us take care of every detail for you when it comes to Property Tax. With over twenty years of experience as registered lawyers in Marbella, our expertise is Property Tax in Spain means we can help you make the most of your home . We are particularly focused on non-residents.
We can prepare documentation in both English & Spanish to ensure everything is understood and efficient.
Understanding Property Tax in Spain