What type of “residencia” residence document should I have?

Here are the basic requirements for adult EU citizens in Tenerife Spain: 1) White NIE certificate -since 2016 this document no longer shows an expiry date as before but never the less you are still only entitled to stay continuously in Spain for up to 3 months – then if you are remaining here continuously this document should be superceded by either 2 or 3 depending on your status · You will need: application form Ex15 Modelo 790 for …

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Fines for late or Non Presentation of Spanish Taxes

If you miss the deadline for presenting theSpanish tax return you risk fines and other additional costs on top of the tax owed. Below is a guide to late submission and non payment fines and uinterest charges. This is just a guideline as each case is judged individually and there are sometimes reductions for timely payment of the fine. Late presentation fine: Up to 3 months of due date 5% of tax due Between 3-6 …

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Non-Resident Home Owners and Annual Property Taxes

After legislative changes in 2008 many non-resident owners of property in Spain were under the misconception that they can forget about submitting their annual tax forms! It would be nice but it is not the case. Up until the end of 2007 all non-residents with property in Spain were also liable to pay a “wealth tax” (Patrimonio) which was calculated on the value of their assets in Spain (i.e. property, savings, etc.) With the introduction …

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UK Driving Licences and Spanish Law

UK licence holders, whose licences are not renewed after periodically checking driving fitness as in other European countries, they will be required to renew the licence after a period of two years from the date of their registration as a Spanish Resident has passed or just before the licene expires ie age 70, whichever is the sooner, and then at regular intervals thereafter. Interestingly if you live in permanently Tenerife or indeed any where else …

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How to Find Your Catastral Information

As some of you may have noticed if you pay your “Impuestos Sobre Bienes Inmuebles” (local authority rates) through your bank they are no longer giving full details on the bank slips as they did before the advent of SEPA bank payment rules. This can be a problem as from 2015 payable 2016 and onwards from then there is a basic change to the rules for calculating the tax as well as a change to …

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BREXIT

On 29 March 2017, the British government triggered Article 50, which begins the formal process of the UK leaving the EU.Currently there are no changes to the rights and obligations of British citizens living or visiting Spain, but if or more likely when changes are confirmed I will post information here, you can also check the UK Government’s own links here and here as updates occur.

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