You & the Law in Spain (2015 Edition)
With this information-packed new edition You & the Law in Spain celebrates some thirty years of helping foreigners navigate the minefield of Spanish law.
The book is designed to serve the tens of thousands of foreigners who take up residence or buy a holiday home in Spain every year, even in these recessionary
times. According to official estimates almost two millions foreigners own property in Spain and more than four million hold residence and work permits meaning
that Spain is their real home.
All these residents and property owners are confronted with an unfamiliar legal system and a language that they do not usually speak. This book is not a
substitute for a lawyer or a tax accountant but will enable the user to ask his or her lawyer or tax accountant the right questions and to understand the answers.
In line with readers feedback the book is divided into five key content areas which have reflected users’ information needs over the years, namely,
Moving to Spain, Living in Spain
Property in Spain
You and Your Money in Spain
On the Road in Spain
Community of Property Owners
and each new edition contains a "Changes" feature which facilitates access to the new pieces of legislation that have come into being since the previous edition.
Prominent among these for 2015 are
• Obligation to declare foreign assets on Form 720
• Non-Spanish 'lifetime' driving permits to be invalidated
• Rental property to be registered as a 'tourist let' for tax purposes
• Tax reform foresees a reduction in Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax
• Revised Horizontal Law allows closure of terraces
• Bank restitution is made possible for overpayment of mortgages
With half the first print-run of this 23rd Edition already sold, You & the Law in Spain looks set to continue its unchallenged reign as the premier reference work
for anyone with a stake in Spain.
Author's Note: David Searl moved from his native America to Spain more than thirty years ago and has been writing, lecturing and broadcasting on legal matters during
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