Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers is a Marbella-based independent law firm specialized in property conveyancing, taxation, litigation, probate and succession. Expert native English-speaking lawyers and economists blend legal and practical advice providing tailored assistance on your matter. Our range of services cover the greater Marbella area, Sotogrande and Costa del Sol.


The firm focuses advising foreign investors on acquiring residential property in Spain both from a legal and fiscal point of view. Our no-nonsense approach to business coupled with our commitment to clients ensures easy-going transactions. We pride ourselves in putting our clients’ interests at the forefront of everything we do.


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Lucrative visa explained (self-employed)

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, April, 1. 2021

Lawyer Raymundo Larrain explains to us one of four ways to legally bypass the pesky 90/180-day rule that now affects all UK nationals post-Brexit.

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados (LNA) has over 18 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2021. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

 

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
8th of April 2021

As its own name implies, this permit allows the applicant to work in Spain as you will be self-employed. This residency applies to someone who is looking to set up his own business in Spain. Typically, you will be acting as director or company administrator. Needless to say, one of the key requirements is that you will have enough means to be self-supporting both for yourself and your family for one year.

Outlining and submitting a sound business plan is required by the Spanish Authorities. You will be required to work in the business plan which is submitted. You can either set up a new business or else take over an existing business. Renewals of this type of permit are guaranteed so long as the business is making a profit and money is not owed to either the Social Security or the Spanish Tax Office.

As stressed, devising a professional business plan is paramount to the success of this application; LNA can assist you both in devising one, to meet their stringent expectations, as well as attaining the residency permit itself.

This residency permit allows the investor’s family to live, and study in Spain.

Frequently asked questions

 

  1. Will my family be included in this visa?

Yes, your spouse and underaged children are regarded as dependants and will be included in the visa.

  1. How long does this work visa last for?

Initially one year, then on two-year renewals. After you have completed five years you may apply for a permanent residency card.

  1. How much money do I need to invest?

The figure varies, depending on the business, but we advise a minimum of between €80,000 to €100,000.

  1. Do I need to hire private health insurance?

No, unless you want to. When you work in Spain, you must be enrolled in Social Security which follows a monthly pay-in scheme. This already covers all your medical needs, both for yourself and your family.

  1. Do I need to live in Spain all year round?

If you want to be eligible for renewals, you need to spend more than six months within a calendar year in Spain (which automatically makes you tax resident).

  1. Is a business plan required?

Yes, we would take care of that. We work with registered economists who would draft you a professional plan and submit it to Spanish Immigration Authorities for approval.

  1. What type of business are we talking of?

There are no restrictions (other than your own qualifications to run a business). Most clients choose a business in line with their expertise that does not demand a formal qualification such as a boutique hotel, a bed&breakfast, a restaurant, retail outlets, import-export business, etc. You can also take over a going concern (existing business).

  1. How long does a work visa take to arrange?

On average, 3 to 4 months.

 

LNA offers the following residency service for non-EU nationals: Lucrative visa (self-employed)

LNA has a 100% track record attaining Spanish residency

Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, small on fees, big on service.

At Larrain Nesbitt Abogados, we have assisted hundreds of EU and non-EU nationals to successfully attain a Spanish residency permit.

Interested? Come and speak to Larraín Nesbitt Abogados’ friendly staff who will be pleased to guide you through the different residency options, choosing the one that appeals to you most. Your family’s success is only one call away: (+34) 952 19 22 88.

Residency services available from LNA

 

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Article originally published at Spanish Property Insight: Lucrative residency permit

Please note the information provided in this article is of general interest only and is not to be construed or intended as substitute for professional legal advice. This article may be posted freely in websites or other social media so long as the author is duly credited. Plagiarizing, whether in whole or in part, this article without crediting the author may result in criminal prosecution. VOV.

2.021 © Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

 

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8 reasons to buy property on the Costa del Sol (Andalusia)

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, April, 11. 2021

Lawyer Raymundo Larrain gives us a brief rundown on the advantages of living & buying property on the Costa del Sol (Malaga).

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados (LNA) has over 18 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2021. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

 

Image: Mary Jean Murphy photography

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Lawyer - Abogado
8th of April 2021

The Costa del Sol (Malaga) remains a prime market for the foreign worldwide community attracting millions of visitors every year for a host of reasons:

A pleasant all-year-round climate. The Costa del Sol boasts 330 days on average of sunshine a year. It is not called the Sun Costa for anything!

Ultra-low taxation. As explained in our taxation articles, Andalusia has the lowest tax rates on both Inheritance and Gift tax in all of Spain, even beating liberal Madrid. In fact, so much so, that most taxpayers pay nil. Inherited estates under one million euros (per taxpayer) are tax-free for next-of-kin. Over one million, are taxed at only 1% on the excess. If you are looking to pay low taxes – or none – think Andalusia.

A privileged lifestyle. The Costa del Sol will spoil you for choice, as it caters to all tastes: whether you enjoy its beautiful unspoiled scenery, going out on a fancy dinner, practising sports, mountain trekking, horseriding, going to the beach, night-time clubbing for party owls, skiing (Granada, only a 3-hour drive), or simply chilling out in your terrace al fresco sipping a glass of a fine Rioja while you watch in good company a dramatic dusk silhouetted against a mountain ridge.

Excellent connections. Malaga airport, Gibraltar airport, modern rail network, toll highways, all help to connect Malaga to the modern world.

First-class amenities. Lavish restaurants, refined theatres, glam discotheques, renowned international museums (Picasso, Thyssen, Pompidou, etc), five-star hotels, golf courses, Malaga has it all! Your problem is that won’t have enough time to enjoy it all!

Top-rated international schools. The Costa del Sol boasts one of the widest selection available of top-ranked private international schools offering both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the English syllabus (GCSE’s & A levels). Graduates enter top-ranked universities the world over following the Shanghai ranking of leading universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE, Edinburgh, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, etc).

Quality healthcare. Malaga offers several state-of-the-art hospitals that will cover your every health need. There are also specialized beauty medical facilities that assist enhancing your physique, should you need a little magic touch here or there, for those in the know!

Covid-19 measures. To close, the Costa del Sol Authorities have implemented stringent regulations and recommendations, ensuring hygiene measures are in place for all our guests, inspiring trust, and confidence in all our visitors.

Marbella, it’s the lifestyle.

Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, small on fees, big on service.

Legal services available from Larraín Nesbitt Abogados

 

Article also published at Spanish Property Insight: 8 reasons to buy property on the Costa del Sol (Andalusia)

Please note the information provided in this article is of general interest only and is not to be construed or intended as substitute for professional legal advice. This article may be posted freely in websites or other social media so long as the author is duly credited. Plagiarizing, whether in whole or in part, this article without crediting the author may result in criminal prosecution. VOV.

2.021 © Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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Spanish Big Data Residency Audits May Target Andorra YouTubers

Tax Notes, March, 21. 2021

Tax Notes is a US think tank devoted to analysing domestic fiscal policy. It also branches out to study comparative foreign tax policy.

Journalist Mr. William Hoke kindly interviews again Mr. Miguel Angel Vazquez-Gonzalez and Raymundo Larrain, from law firm Larrain Nesbitt Abogados (LNA), along with another prominent Madrid-based law firm.

Tax Notes is a portfolio of publications offered by Tax Analysts, a non-profit tax publisher. It provides comprehensive and impartial coverage of tax news, while its commentary contributes important voices to the discussion and understanding of tax policy.

Founded in 1970, Tax Analysts was created to foster free, open, and informed discussion about taxation. In 1972 Tax Analysts published Tax Notes Federal, its first weekly journal, featuring news, commentary, and analysis on federal taxation. In 1989 Tax Analysts added Tax Notes International, a weekly magazine focused on international taxation. Tax Notes State rounded out the weekly portfolio in 1991. Each magazine offers best-in-class tax commentary and analysis on the latest changes in tax law and policy, as well as on court opinions, legislative action, and revenue rulings.

Tax Notes has continued to innovate through the years, adding the online daily news services Tax Notes Today Federal, Tax Notes Today International, and Tax Notes Today State between 1987 and 1991. Tax Notes also provides several research and reference tools, as well as specialized services focusing on exempt organizations, state tax audit guidance, and international tax treaties.

You can read the full interview with us here: Spanish Big Data Residency Audits May Target Andorra YouTubers

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