Tax & Compliance
Tax Legal Services for Expatriates
What taxes do I have to pay in Spain?
In Spain, your income tax obligations depend on your fiscal residence status. If you are not a citizen of a country belonging to the European Union and you plan to reside in Spain for more than 180 days, you will need to establish your residence, which will also make you a tax resident. This means that you will be responsible for paying tax on all of your worldwide income, but you can avoid double taxation on taxes that you may have already paid for the same income outside of Spain.
If you are a citizen of a member state of the European Union, you will be considered a tax resident if you physically stay in Spain for more than 183 days in a calendar year. It is recommended that you apply for residence in advance if you plan to stay for this length of time.
- As a tax resident, your income from work and the benefits you receive from your property will be taxed at a progressive rate between 19% and 48%. Your savings income will be taxed at a rate between 19% and 26%.
- As a non-resident, you will only be responsible for paying a fixed tax on your assets in Spain. The rate for EU citizens is 19%, and for non-EU citizens, it is 24%.
We will assess how to organise your tax returns and ensure that the burden is as low as possible.
We help you prepare and file your annual tax return, advising you on the most efficient option.
Spanish Transfer taxes
We will ensure the tax efficiency of the operation from start to finish.
It is levied on gifts of movable or immovable property free of charge. We will help you to find the optimal formula that best suits your interests.
These are the responsibility of the autonomous communities and local councils. We will keep you always informed so that you can plan for them.
Dissolution of assets
We will protect your interests throughout the process by ensuring that the distribution meets your expectations.
If the seller is a non-resident and has obtained a capital gain of zero or less than 3%, he can recover all or part of this amount by carrying out the necessary procedures.
Do I have to pay taxes in Spain if I own property?
In Spain, any person who owns a property has to pay annual taxes.
- Real Estate Tax (IBI)
- Income tax
- Capital Gains Tax
- Real Estate Tax (IBI)
- Non-Resident Income Tax