French social charges – what you need to know in 2022

French social charges are additional to income tax, and are applied to employment, pension, and investment income. Has anything changed…

Modelo 720 – the new, improved penalty regime

The Modelo 720 penalty regime has been amended to much more acceptable levels following a ruling by the European Court…

Downsizing your property – is it time?

Downsizing your property can bring various financial benefits. With careful planning, you could unlock retirement funds and potentially tax-efficient income,…

Valuing property for tax purposes – Spain’s new reference value of the cadastre

A property’s value plays a key role in determining various tax liabilities, particularly wealth tax, transfer tax, stamp duty, and…

How much capital gains tax will you pay in Portugal?

If you are resident in Portugal, you will be liable for Portuguese capital gains tax when you sell a property…

Buying Portuguese property? Six tax implications to be aware of

What should you consider before buying a Portuguese property to limit exposure to capital gains, wealth and inheritance taxes?

Investing in real estate vs capital investments when living in France

There are pros and cons when weighing up real estate vs capital investments. Many people who have capital to invest…

Living in Cyprus and thinking of selling your UK property? Weigh up the pros and cons

We’ve been getting enquiries from expatriates living in Cyprus who are thinking of selling their UK property. What are the…

Look beyond property to unlock investment potential

Property is a solid, reliable investment that holds its value, right? For many people, investing in bricks and mortar by…

Balancing the Chancellor’s books…could your UK pensions be affected?

Your UK pensions may have caught the attention of UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak who, like his counterparts in Europe, has…

Brexit implications for buying and selling Spanish property

Has Brexit changed anything for UK citizens who own a Spanish holiday home or other property? Make sure you’re aware…

Andalucía reduces property purchase taxes for 2021

Anyone buying a Spanish holiday home or moving to Southern Spain in 2021 could benefit from a temporary reduction in…

Buying a property in France? Understanding your tax obligations

What do owners of French property need to know about income tax, wealth tax, capital gains tax and local property…

The tax implications of owning property in Mallorca

How much are Spanish taxes when buying, letting and selling property in Mallorca, including stamp duty, capital gains, income and…

What UK homeowners in Portugal need to know about capital gains tax

If you sell a UK property while living in Portugal, you could face capital gains tax in both countries, so…

Owning Spanish property through a company – times have changed

If you’re thinking of using a company to own Spanish property, understand the consequences as the tax rules have changed…

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