Been waiting 18 months to get back the 3% retention after selling a property in Spain.. Now heard from the solicitor (that I already paid 700 euros to sort things out) They are saying that I haven’t paid 4 years of Non residents tax, so owe Tax Office around 3000 Euros, plus 20% surcharge plus more solicitors fees for working out figures .
They say the Spanish Tax office want the money up front, and then will give me the 3% back. 1st Question: Is this normal? 2nd Question: Why can’t they just take it from the money they are holding which is 7000 Euros?
I will have to borrow the money and am afraid If I pay upfront – they are then going tell me I owe them more money for “something else” 3rd Question: Does anyone ever get back their 3%? Many thanks