About a year ago my wife and I bought an apartment in Gandia. We're hoping to sell up and move from the UK to Spain full time. Theres a bit more urgency to do it before the curtain comes down now that the UK has voted to leave the EU (not that I'm still bitter and twisted about it!!!).
Anyway ... that aside, I would like to commission an English speaking Fiscal Rep / Lawyer ideally in Gandia through I appreciate that it might need to be Calpe / Valencia and wondered if in the collective wisdom of the forum, anyone has a FR in the general vicinity you can recommend? I am coming to Gandia next week (24th July 2016) and it would be great to sort it out then.
PS. I fully realise that there are differing opinions re. Brexit however as a passionate advocate of remaining in the EU I'm still traumatised by the result even though it come out as I predicted. Now I am trying my best to move on ... thanks for your understanding :-)
Good for you David. In total agreement with you.
Unfortunately it seemed that was in my age group that tipped the balance to leave. WHY!!
Ooo we might get a trade deal with Australia! Come on be serious. I was a city dealer for 25 years and know about the consequences of leaving one of the biggest free trade partners in the World. But oh no will not affect the UK, oh really. We have seen many messages from decent people like yourself who has now decided to up sticks and move to Spain, due to the recent referendum result. The only good thing is that the UK has a premier who has a strong pair of shoulders and she may be able to negotiate a trade deal with the EU but she is facing one hell of a challenge. Good luck Mrs May!
Okay I will get off my soap box now and we will try and find a good English speaking lawyer for you. Good luck with the move. Regards ASL team.
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Ah… hold on. I think we may finally have found the right question: Who declares the winners?
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The one with the right to judge you
Darn… this is getting complicated. We might actually have to stop asking questions and start facing the truth. You might have to accept the harsh reality that there’s only one single person who has all the power to decide whether you’re a winner or not. Someone who can determine your fate, who has the right to judge you and who can change your life with his or her thoughts alone.
It’s you, of course. Which really doesn’t make things any easier. I mean, what are you supposed to think of yourself? Who tells you what you should think? Is it God? Or maybe a group of highly regarded — ok, let’s not go through all that again.
The bottom line is this: It’s all on you. You’re the only one who gets to decide and nobody else has the power to “help” you with your decision.
By now, we realise that our starting question doesn’t quite fit. “Are you a winner?” isn’t really a question anyone can answer. Why don’t we replace it with “Do you feel like a winner?”. If you’re the only who gets a say in this anyway, then your feelings and thoughts are all that matters, aren’t they?
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Your Guide to Spanish Inheritance tax.
A Guide to Spanish Inheritance tax,
You may be aware of this already, but it’s something many people who own property in Spain don’t know.
It’s about the taxes payable when an owner of property in Spain passes away.
If you have ever wondered about the details of inheritance tax, it’s simply this:
Your hard earned legacy may have to be sold off to pay crippling tax bills when you pass away?
Spanish Inheritance tax, death duties , legal fees - up to 40% .
So, right now, can you be absolutely sure that those you leave behind will have the money to cover those costs?
Of course we would all prefer our children and grandchildren to enjoy the property we’ve worked so hard to own, and not be forced to sell it to cover onerous tax demands.
Equally as worrying, did you know that in the UK system of IHT, a husband or wife is usually an exempt beneficiary?
But in the Spanish system...
Your husband or wife will not be exempt from Spanish Inheritance Tax.
It's a sobering thought, isn't it?
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