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Tax in Spain

A guide to taxes in Spain


Who has to pay Spanish taxes? A guide to taxes in Spain in 2018, including up-to-date Spanish tax rates, VAT in Spain, income tax in Spain, Spanish property taxes and taxes in Spain for non-residents.

Banks in Spain

How to open a bank account in Spain


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.

spanish inheritance tax

A guide to Spanish inheritance law, inheritance tax in Spain and Spanish wi...


Does Spanish inheritance tax and Spanish inheritance law apply to your worldwide assets? This guide explains who is subject to inheritance tax in Spain and if you need to write a Spanish will.


Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS


Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Spanish tax numbers including the NIE number in Spain


Abbreviations can make the beginning stages of life abroad challenging. Discover what the NIE and Spanish NIF numbers are, how you get them, and what you'll need them for with this guide to Spanish tax numbers.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

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.

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.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Self-employment taxes Spain

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

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

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

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

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