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tax on sale of Spanish property

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:23pm
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dee p

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hi sold a property in la marina feb2020 ,some money was kept from the sale and sent to a tax office,was told the money would be returned once they checked no taxes were outstanding.Its been over 2 years now and we have heard nothing,does anyone know the address of the most likely tax office the money as gone to,so I can try and contact them.Anyone else had this problem

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laurahammie

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:58am

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:58am

That's terrible - maybe you should contact a tax attorney?

PeterPan

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:12am

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:12am

dee p wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:23pm:

hi sold a property in la marina feb2020 ,some money was kept from the sale and sent to a tax office,was told the money would be returned once they checked no taxes were outstanding.Its been over 2 years now and we have heard nothing,does anyone know the address of the most likely tax office the m...

...oney as gone to,so I can try and contact them.Anyone else had this problem

Thanks Dee p

AFAIK The money isn't returned automatically, you have to claim it. 

You may need to employ a gestor or solicitor (preferably the one that dealt with your sale) to assist you and you'll need a Spanish bank account to receive any refund. 

I don't know the amounts involved but the 3% retention on a 100,000 euro sale would be around 3,000 euro, minus solicitor's fees and any currency transfer fees.

dee p

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:20am

dee p

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:20am

PeterPan wrote on Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:12am:

AFAIK The money isn't returned automatically, you have to claim it. 

You may need to employ a gestor or solicitor (preferably the one that dealt with your sale) to assist you and you'll need a Spanish bank account to receive any refund. 

I don't know the amounts involved but the 3% retention on a 100,000 euro sale would be around 3,000 euro, minus solicitor's fees and any currency transfer fees.

Already have someone in spain with power of attorney they sold the house for us,have contacted them several times to chase it up said they'd phone tax office,but that was weeks ago.Want an address of tax office time for me to contact them.

paulsav

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:28pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:28pm

dee p wrote on Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:20am:

Already have someone in spain with power of attorney they sold the house for us,have contacted them several times to chase it up said they'd phone tax office,but that was weeks ago.Want an address of tax office time for me to contact them.

From what I,ve read there is a limited time to claim for the refund and should have been done by your solicitor at time of sale. We sold through sales agent in 2010, who told us we didn't need a solicitor for selling so went ahead, he retained 3000€ on our 100k€ sale. We heard nothing but excuses of" it takes a long time" until I rang after a year to find a differrent agency had taken over business and estate agent had disappeared with clients deposits and customers tax money (such as ours). We were given website of a forum of people who had lost huge money deposits and police were after him. Didn't get him even 5years later. I gave up looking at it. Good luck. 

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Pauline 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:39pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:39pm

paulsav wrote on Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:28pm:

From what I,ve read there is a limited time to claim for the refund and should have been done by your solicitor at time of sale. We sold through sales agent in 2010, who told us we didn't need a solicitor for selling so went ahead, he retained 3000€ on our 100k€ sale. We heard nothing but exc...

...uses of" it takes a long time" until I rang after a year to find a differrent agency had taken over business and estate agent had disappeared with clients deposits and customers tax money (such as ours). We were given website of a forum of people who had lost huge money deposits and police were after him. Didn't get him even 5years later. I gave up looking at it. Good luck. 

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Pauline 

Hi

I understand you have 6 months to claim it back from sale of property

Malc 

PatC

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:58pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:58pm

paulsav wrote on Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:28pm:

From what I,ve read there is a limited time to claim for the refund and should have been done by your solicitor at time of sale. We sold through sales agent in 2010, who told us we didn't need a solicitor for selling so went ahead, he retained 3000€ on our 100k€ sale. We heard nothing but exc...

...uses of" it takes a long time" until I rang after a year to find a differrent agency had taken over business and estate agent had disappeared with clients deposits and customers tax money (such as ours). We were given website of a forum of people who had lost huge money deposits and police were after him. Didn't get him even 5years later. I gave up looking at it. Good luck. 

Regards 

Pauline 

Be very very careful using some so called solicitors, who are 

no more than glorified con men. I sold a house10 years ago to an American couple who unfortunately used the same “solicitor” as myself, they also gave home power of attorney and paid 175000  into his account in order to complete the purchase on their behalf, within a month of receiving their 175k he had used the money for his own benefit and never passed the funds onto me, it took 7 years to get him into court and on the day he walked into the court he pleaded guilty told them judge his brother was going to help repay the stolen money and walked out of the court a free man, that was three years ago,a penny has not been repaid, and this conman is walking around after causing huge mental distress to the poor couple who lost 175k, there is so much more I could write about this bandit but I would spend days writing of our bad experiences with the legal process in Spain

The company was called SALAR, in Torrevieja,  the individual was Ignacio Rebas, 

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