Are you selling (or gifting) property in Spain? In this taxation article we explain how our law firm can assist you bring down your seller’s taxes significantly, even negating them.
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The following article has been summarised to avoid unnecessary tax technicalities. The quoted tax rates are subject to change from one year to the next. Seek professional legal advice on your matter – see disclaimer below.
By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
8th of May 2019
Congratulations, you have found a buyer for your Spanish property!
On selling property in Spain, you are liable for two taxes: plusvalia and capital gains tax (CGT, for short). For a more detailed take on both, please read our in-depth tax article: Taxes on Selling Spanish Property.
In this short article, we will focus on four strategies to mitigate a seller’s exposure to CGT; which range from completely negating it, to reducing it significantly.
All tax residents over 65-years-old are exempt from paying CGT on selling their main abode (vivienda habitual, in Spanish legal jargon).
Any resident seller under 65-years-old is exempt from paying CGT on selling their main home providing the following conditions are met:
This third tax relief is in addition to the above two main home tax reliefs. Applies to residents.
Any capital gains made by resident taxpayers over 65-years-old will go untaxed provided the following are met:
Your lawyer can offset from your CGT liability on selling, all expenses that went towards buying the property plus any refurbishment costs, provided you have VAT invoices to back them up. Applies to both residents and non-residents.
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Article originally published in Spanish Property Insight: Capital gains tax mitigation on selling property in Spain
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