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Firmalex > Business consultancy > Taxes in Spain for non-residents and foreigners: Introduction

This article is part of our guide Taxes in Spain for non-residents and foreigners which you will find in our Taxes in Spain for foreigners section.

The purpose of this guide is to provide an introduction to the basic and most common Spanish taxes that a non-resident (read this article to find out when it is considered a non-resident person in Spain) may face.

This guide is in no way a substitute for professional advice, as a thorough investigation of the various personal circumstances is required to give the best and most profitable tax advice.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us and we will be glad to provide you with the best solution for your situation.

The Spanish Tax Authority

The Spanish authority responsible for tax collection is the “Agencia Estatal Tributaria” (AEAT-Hacienda). It is organised on a provincial basis. There is a main tax office in each province.

In many provinces there are also one or more sub-provincial offices.

In Spain, it is your responsibility to get a tax form, fill it in and calculate the amount of tax you owe to the state. It is then your responsibility to submit the form to the hacienda along with the appropriate tax payment.

Most common taxes in Spain

We have divided the most common Spanish taxes for non-residents and foreigners into these 4 groups:

Taxes payable on the purchase or sale of a property

  • Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales (I.T.P.)
  • Impuesto sobre el valor añadido (I.V.A.)
  • Land Registry Fees

Property taxes

  • Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles
  • Tasas

Personal taxes

  • Impuesto sobre la renta de las Personas Fisicas (lncome Tax)
  • Capital Gain Taxes
  • Tax on the Notional letting value of your property

Inheritance Taxes

We will give you a full description of each of these taxes in the next few posts. So stay tuned to our blog and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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