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Leasing property in Spain

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Generally, contractual lease provisions can be freely negotiated but some terms are required by law, including a minimum lease period and guarantees for the owner. If a party involved requires the lease to be registered with the Land Registry, it must be...

Investing in Spain - the tax system

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A corporate entity is the main vehicle for structuring an investment in Spain. Limited liability companies and joint stock companies have their own legal and tax status. Taxation and the applicable regime are determined by the existence of a tax residence in...

Share Agreements in Spain

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There are two types of company acquisition models used in Spain – share acquisitions and asset and liability acquisitions. Share acquisitions are generally considered to be the more straightforward option as, unlike asset and liability acquisitions, no...

Purchasing commercial real estate in Spain - an overview

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With the Spanish economy improving and uncertainty over possible restrictions to the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU, this could be a golden opportunity to invest in commercial property in Spain. Depending on the type of investment...

Planning for your future with assets in England and Spain - Wills and Powers of Attorney

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The importance of making a Will should never be under-estimated. It is a legal document that provides peace of mind and the assurance that the affairs of the person making the Will are dealt with by trusted individuals when they die. The certainty that an...

Non resident individuals in Spain: a guide to taxes

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If you have a property in Spain but are classified as a non-resident, understanding how the Spanish tax system applies to you can prove difficult. Basically, non-residents in Spain are subject to non-residents income tax and a local property tax, as well as...

Shareholder rights in Spain

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Spanish law dictates that share capital is at least €60000 for a public company and €3000 for a limited company. Capital that companies can issue ordinary shares, privileged shares or stock. Ordinary shares provide general rights and obligations to...

Tax litigation in Spain

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In recent years, the attention of Spanish tax authorities has been focused on a number of issues, including business restructuring, non-resident entities obtaining Spanish-sourced income, foreign-related company acquisition, and share buy-backs involving a...

Spain - Inheritance and donation tax changes benefit non-residents

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In recent years, two significant developments have greatly benefited non-residents owning property in several autonomous regions of Spain. A change in Spanish law, made in November 2014 on European Commission recommendations, ended years of tax...

Spain - Non-resident tax declaration deadline

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Amid all the recent New Year celebrations, you could be forgiven if you missed the deadline for the compulsory non-resident annual tax declaration in Spain, which passed on 31 st December 2017. Whilst you may incur a small fine for late submission, it is...

Financial information to be shared with tax authorities across jurisdictions

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New rules allowing tax authorities and financial institutions to share information about individuals’ assets with their country of residence are being rolled out in September 2017. 54 ‘early adopter’ jurisdictions, including Spain, will...