VAT on purchase of spanish property?

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  • #55069
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    Hi,

    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

    Many thanks

    Angela

  • #92732
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    Hi Angela

    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.

    Steve

  • #92738
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    Hi Angela,

    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!

  • #92739
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    JP: You are sooooooooo right.

  • #92741
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    Hi guys

    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.

    Angela 😀

  • #92742
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    Hi Angela

    Southern Ireland?, different kettle of fish, they may have a reciprocal agrement with the Spanish 😆

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