VAT on purchase of spanish property? Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Property Questions & Answers › VAT on purchase of spanish property? This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Anonymous 9 years, 10 months ago. Author Posts June 19, 2009 at 11:51 am #55069 AnonymousParticipant 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 June 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm #92732 AnonymousParticipant 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 June 20, 2009 at 10:52 am #92738 AnonymousParticipant 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! June 20, 2009 at 11:08 am #92739 AnonymousParticipant JP: You are sooooooooo right. June 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm #92741 AnonymousParticipant 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 😀 June 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm #92742 AnonymousParticipant Hi Angela Southern Ireland?, different kettle of fish, they may have a reciprocal agrement with the Spanish 😆 Author Posts The forum ‘Property Questions & Answers’ is closed to new topics and replies.