Reply To: fiscal residency

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ashtondav.

My question is this; is there a simplified (and in English – I don’t think I could manage Spanish tax-speak) website or document which would enable me to understand the way my income (from UK pensions, dividends and share sales would be taxed)?

Non residents:

The official Tax Administration Authority (Agencia Estatal Tributaria) does provide information in English in its website:

Go to http://www.aeat.es/ and click on the ‘no residentes’ tab in the left column, the click on ‘Tributación de no residentes’, you’ll find the English version info there

appropriate, and simplified??? The Tax Authorities???? AKA Hacienda Pública or, in short, H.P. (This acronym is the Spanish for S.O.B.)

Well, you cannot expect that even in the Spanish version

is there a simplified (and in English – I don’t think I could manage Spanish tax-speak) website or document which would enable me to understand the way my income (from UK pensions, dividends and share sales would be taxed)?

Residents (more or less the same as every Spaniard)

I’m afraid there is not a simple way to explain a complex system. Every article, text, document which tries to simplify this issue can be both inaccurate and misleading… and typing ‘spanish taxes’ in google wont help much.

If you are seriously considering becoming a resident here look for an English speaking but Spaniard tax lawyer or economist.

As one of my tax law teachers used to say It is completely impossible for anyone to know and master the more than 5,000 legislative measures introduced in the Spanish Taxation Laws since 1975… well for anyone but us pupils if we wanted to pass his exams 😥

Cesar