- June 19, 2009 at 11:51 am #55069
I was just wondering if you purchased a property in spain and are non resident i.e you use it for a holiday home – is it possible to claim the vat back?
would be grateful for any replies
- June 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm #92732
Wouldn’t that be great, I dont think the customs would allow that somehow, the only way it might work is if the house was bought in the name of a british vat registered business who could demonstrate that it was for use within the company.
- June 20, 2009 at 10:52 am #92738
Let me explain a general concept with regard to taxes, fees, costs, fines etc for non-residents, (which loosely translated means non-Spanish) :-
You pay far more and even a few taxes are even invented that are not applicable to residents!
- June 20, 2009 at 11:08 am #92739
JP: You are sooooooooo right.
- June 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm #92741
I know only too well about the taxes the spanish authorities charge – have owned apartment for 5 years. Was reading an article here in ireland about claiming VAT back and thought I’d ask the question.
Many thanks for your replies – let’s hope that in time the abolish the income tax for non residents.
- June 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm #92742
Southern Ireland?, different kettle of fish, they may have a reciprocal agrement with the Spanish 😆
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