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Taxation in Spain

Taxation in Spain


A guide to Spanish taxation in 2015 for expats, with up-to-date information on income tax, VAT, property tax and other taxes for residents and non-residents in Spain.

Self-employment taxes Spain

Taxes and social security for freelancers and the self-employed in Spain


Freelancers and self-employed workers in Spain have to pay income tax and VAT on profits, as well as make social security contributions.

Banks in Spain

How to open a bank account in Spain

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If you're living in Spain, banking and payments will be easier once you open a bank account in Spain, especially if you don't have a 'chip and pin' debit or credit card.

TorFX - Emigration Focus

Emigration focus: moving money when moving abroad


When it comes to making a fresh start in a new country, knowing where to start planning the move can be a bit daunting. The best way to approach the mammoth list of tasks, including money transfers, is to take them one at a time.

Pension in Spain

Spanish pension guide: How to claim a pension in Spain as an expat


The pension in Spain is generous and foreigners working in Spain will get a Spanish pension if they meet certain conditions, all explained in this Spanish pension guide.

Expats can beat low interest rates by investing via Internet financial serv...


The Internet provides investment opportunities for expats across Europe. Investing via the international Internet platform Raisin enhances interest rate gains, giving you the choice of savings products from banks across the EU. [Contributed by Raisin]

How to get a higher interest rate for your bank savings


Zero interest rates have a significant impact on people’s savings, pensions and investment yields. This article explains how you can act now to get the highest interest rate possible for your savings.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

The best ways to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


Assessing the pros, cons and costs of different transfer options is important to get the cheapest and best deal on your international money transfers.

Insurance in Spain

Getting insurance in Spain


Find out which insurances are mandatory in Spain, and what extra coverage you need to protect your lifestyle and family while living in Spain.

Pension planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond considers some of the issues and wider choices affecting expats in planning for their retirement abroad.

Retirement planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: the challenges


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond explores the current issues facing European portable retirement planning.

How to make QROPS work for you

Expat pension plans: How to make QROPS work for you


If you've gathered pensions from a number of countries and plan on retiring abroad, Expatica's pension expert Phil Loughton explains how to transfer your pension plans abroad.

Offshore investment

Expat guide to offshore investment


Overwhelmed by the number of offshore investment products? Expatica's expert Russell Hammond explains the basics for investing abroad and using offshore investments for portable retirement planning.

Changes to UK pensions 2014 – is QROPS still beneficial for expats?

Changes to UK pensions 2014 – is QROPS still beneficial for expats?


Following changes to UK pension legislation in March 2014, financial expert Steven Grover discusses whether QROPS is still a beneficial option for expats living abroad.

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