Buying a Business in Tenerife

If you are NOT thinking of buying a freehold business property, then in general what you are “buying” is what is called here a “Traspaso”. This is a private transfer type of arrangement and what you are paying for is goodwill, stock, fixtures and fittings in the premises (if they are not the property of the premises owner) and also getting the existing business holder to give up the right to what ever is left …

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Reclaiming 3% Retention Held back from Property Sale

If you are a fiscal resident in Spain and can produce a certificate of fiscal residence from the Spanish tax authorities the gain you make on the sale of a property will be taxed and included as part of your anual declaración de la renta. However if you are a NON fiscal resident in Spain an amount of 3% of the sale price of your Spanish property will be witheld and paid to the Spanish …

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Inheritance Tax: IMPUESTO SOBRE SUCESIONES Y DONACIONES

INHERITANCE MATTERS AND DEATH DUTIES FOR BRITISH PASSPORT HOLDERS LEAVING PROPERTY IN SPANISH TERRITORY   This is a complicated process and you may well decide to appoint a solictor rather than try and deal with the matter your self. The main difference between British and Spanish rules is that spain does not accept the concept of the “estate” of the deceased being taxed, in Spain the BENEFICIARIES of the deceased are individually taxed and importantly …

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What To Do In The Event Of a Death

If the death is suspicious or accidental the police would become involved and then there may have to be an autopsy and an enquiry in which case the relatives would be advised of what steps to take. If the deceased died in hospital then you should advise your local funeral director or Funeral Plan holder who will take care of arrangements. If the deceased; Died of natural causes at home Was registered with the Canarian Health service …

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Registering your child for a state school in Tenerife

If your child is staring school for the first time you need to sign them up in March/April for the following September. If they are transferring from a UK school you can apply at any time (obviously not school holidays) but may have to wait for the next term to start. You must visit the school administrator of the appropriate school in your cachement area, where you will be given a list of all that …

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Getting your own Doctor’s appointment at the Canarian National Health Doctor’s Surgery

If you know your CIP number which is on your medical card (and provided you are properly registered with a Spanish GP), then you can make an appointment on the internet click on this link to make an appointment or click on this link to see an instructional video Or you can ‘phone 012 seven days a week to make an appointment with your GP, when you get through a recorded voice will speak giving you options, when it …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health cover and how can I apply?

To check the quick guide to getting your healthcare entitlement click here Insured persons- those who are working or self employed and are making up to date Spanish national insurance contributions, plus their legal dependents. Retired EU citizens who were working legally in Spain and have now retired Unemployed in receipt of unemployment benefits. Unemployed who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and others of a similar nature and not having insured status on any other …

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Emergency Health Service Assistance Whilst On Holiday In Tenerife

After 29 March 2019 If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, your access to healthcare when visiting Spain is likely to change. If you are planning to visit Spain on or after 29 March 2019, you should continue to buy travel insurance so you can get the healthcare treatment you need, just as you would if visiting a non-EU country. If you are using an EHIC issued by the UK, this will still …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health Cover How Can I apply?- Quick Guide

The grid below gives a guide to the documents required to obtain Spanish state health care entitlement and where you can obtain them. Use this link to download the asistencia sanitaria application form http://www.seg-social.es Use this link to make an appointment with CAISS https://sede.seg-social.gob.es ** Social Security There are offices in various parts of the island and depending on where you live and what business you need to transact you may be required to go to Los …

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Prescriptions

Many medications can not be purchased without a prescription either from a Private doctor or from your Spanish National Health service GP. In Spain National health prescriptions are partly paid for by the patient. (With the exception of low income Pensioners whose prescriptions are free) A co-payment system of contributing towards the cost of prescriptions was introduced in July 2012. Most people, including UK pensioners, will be required to pay a percentage of the cost …

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Can I get Health Care In Spain?

COVID 19 British Consulate Health Advice update 26/3/20 UPDATE FROM THE BRITISH CONSULATE -1. If you have been issued with an S1 form and are registered for residency, but you have not been able to register the S1 with the INSS (Spanish Social Security), then please email the Healthcare Team at healthcare.spain@fco.gov.uk They will help you process your application electronicallyIf you have been issued with an S1 form but you have not been able to …

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Vehicle and Driver Fines

If you are unlucky enough to be fined for a traffic offence (speeding etc) and you have been sanctioned by the Guardia Civil, you can pay the fine online with your credit or debit card and if you do it within 20 days of the fine being issued you save 50% The link is here and you must have the paperwork for the fine to hand with the reference number. If you can’t or don’t want …

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CAR SALE / PURCHASE CHECKLIST

Making sure the vehicle is either in your name officially (or removed from your name if you are selling) is a more complicated process in Spain than it is in the UK Seller Photocopies of: NIF Or if non Spanish: White NIE in date plus Passport OR certificado de registro plus passport Originals of: Ficha Technica (car log Book)  SHOULD have a current ITV stamp with at least 1 month’s life left. (otherwise the vehicle …

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Certificates of Residence – Quirks and Questions

As well as the standard requirements to become a resident in Spain , you either have to be: • Currently working legally in Spain, or be self employed and so have a Spanish income, Or you have to prove your income is sufficient to support you and your family, this is done either; • by having a lump sum in a Spanish bank or regular income over a period of time from a Spanish source …

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Social Security Number Applications

A social security number ( not to be confused with an NIE number) is only obtainable if you are becoming self employed OR if you have a written job offer in Spanish known as a “pre- contrato” OR if you are a foreign pensioner who has entitlement to health care funded by their home country. Employees need to make a prior appointment by telephoning 922 60 25 10 and taking this application form together with the …

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On-line mailbox for reporting work related fraud anonymously

The department of Employment have created an online mailbox for reporting work related fraud anonymously. Previously, illegal workers were nervous of reporting an irregularity because they had to give their details, even though the information was know to the work inspectors, but was never communicated to the employer. Now the process is totally anonymous. The move is clearly aimed at detecting those companies that hire under the table workers, or issue part time contracts and …

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