limitation period of four years.

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    As the regular forum users are aware that Hacienda cannot collect taxes for a period after four years. ( This is also known as Statutory Limitation in UK & for six years for all debts )

    Can any one on the forum confirm if in Spain the four year period applies to all kind of debts besides the Hacienda.

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    shakeel, as I understand it, the Statute of Limitation in the UK is 6 years for personal debt and 12 years for Company debt, so, my question to anyone who might know, is, can Spain (or any country) chase their debts owed by UK Nationals beyond the 4 year rule by using the UK’s longer Statute period?

  • #105412
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    Angie, I am getting conflicting responses. I even got a reply from Maria de Castro, who use to post here. Bad enough sorting the period out in one Country

  • #105413
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    shakeel: Do bear in mind that UK Limitations Act only applies if there has been NO contact of any kind by the alleged debtor for 6 years.

  • #105414
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    Also bear in mind that different countries have different rules on what constitutes this contact to reset this period.

  • #105415
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    Thanks Rob. Having contact is one thing not bothering to sort out the account etc. I know a lot of people who are having trouble with Utility companies. Incorrect meters, not showing up for appoitments. i.e. not not bothering to contact customers or sorting out issues Basically not getting their act together. (This is about UK )

  • #105416
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    Ardun, I am aware differant legislations apply in different Countries. In this case I was refering to Spain & debts not are private i.e. not Hacienda related.

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