Previous owners tax bill


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      We purchased a property last year and paid our 8% tax and later our solicitor said that we needed to pay more as the property was worth more than we paid for it.  Our solicitor appealed for us but we lost and so paid an additional 2,600 euros.  A couple of weeks ago, we had a tax bill in the name of the previous owner for 3,750 euros.  We scanned this and emailed it to our solicitor.  It appears that when the previous owner purchased the house in 2013 he had the same request for additional tax, he appealed and lost. He appealed a second time (via Madrid) and lost again.  Our solicitor has spoken to his solicitor and she is denying all knowledge of the debt.  Obviously she is lying as the Tax Authorities have details of their appeal and has relayed this to our solicitor. Any advice on this situation would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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      Mark Stücklin

      Hi Cheryl,

      Was the vendor a Spanish resident or not? Is the tax bill in your name or the previous owner’s? As the previous owner’s tax liability, this shouldn’t affect you.

    • #188289

      Hi Mark, He was English and don’t know if he had residencia. The bill is in his name but obviously it’s our address. If he doesn’t pay the bill will it be attached to our property?

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