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Spanish dog rescue centre in crisis due to founders death

Spanish dog rescue centre in crisis due to founders death
Albacete’s Hope for Podencos dog shelter may be forced to close due to the death of its founder and main benefactor. Many British expat dog-lovers heading for Spain find themselves involved with a local shelter once they’ve settled in, with the shelters welcoming volunteers as well as donations of dog food and cash to allow their...

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol
The Spanish Supreme Court has amended the law applying to residence for tax purposes. For expats living and working in Spain, criteria for residency for tax purposes are decided by individual jurisdictions, with ‘residence’ also being interpreted differently for non-tax purposes. However, the main test applied to individuals concerns...

Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats

Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats
The result of the ongoing tax case against singing superstar Shakira could be all too relevant for British expats who’re living in Spain and working overseas. The Spanish tax authority is claiming the world-famous singing star has spent enough time actually living in Spain to be legally liable for tax on her massive worldwide earnings....

Statistics show fewer Brits heading for retirement in Europe

Statistics show fewer Brits heading for retirement in Europe
Statistics are showing a sharp decrease in the numbers of Brit retirees abandoning the home country and setting up in European destinations. According to statistics recently released by the Office of National Statistics, the number of British state pensioners drawing their pensions whilst living in one of the major European retirement...

Pension fraudster flees Spain after scam collapses

Pension fraudster flees Spain after scam collapses
Over 300 British expats have lost up to €20 million to a pension fraudster who fled Spain after his scams were discovered. Darren Kirby, boss of Continental Wealth Management in Alicante, fled the country for Australia after closing his Javea office as soon as his illegal practices were discovered. Expat investors in Spain. Turkey,...

Spanish property sales highest since financial crisis

Spanish property sales highest since financial crisis
Spain’s Development Ministry has reported a surge in property sales since the beginning of October, giving a 16 per cent increase on last year’s figures. Between September 2016 and the end of September this year, just over 510,000 homes were sold, with 121,000 finding buyers during 2017’s third quarter. The figure is only slightly...

British expat retirees hit by massive scam and arrest of IFA firm CEO

British expat retirees hit by massive scam and arrest of IFA firm CEO
QROPS retirement savers are concerned for their offshore pensions’ futures as one provider’s CEO is arrested and another provider closes down. QROPS, first launched in 2006, have been favourites with expats and British pension savers approaching retirement age for over a decade, although the role of overseer taken by HMRC has...

Andalucia the most popular for Brits buying second homes in Spain

Andalucia the most popular for Brits buying second homes in Spain
Whether the purchase of a second home in Spain is for family holidays, couples and singles retreats or eventual retirement, Spain’s Andalucia province is al all-time favourite. In a recent survey by a major international real estate construction firm, Mijas and Marbella came second and third, topped only by Torrevieja in Alicante,...

Tips on expat tax liabilities in Spain

Posted on September 28, 2017 in Finance Spain Tax
STORY LINK Tips on expat tax liabilities in Spain
Tips on expat tax liabilities in Spain
Moving to Spain can give serious tax-efficient opportunities, as long as you’re clued in. Spain’s obvious attractions are there for all to see, and are a big part of the decision to relocate either as an entrepreneur or for an existing position within a Spanish company. However, tax structures in the country can be confusing and the...

PNG government promises Manus alcohol crackdown

PNG government promises Manus alcohol crackdown
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has demanded a crackdown on staff boozing at the immigration detention centre on Manus Island after an alleged gang rape incident. Police are investigating claims that three Australian officers from the Wilson Security group raped a local woman who worked at the centre last month. The prime...