houses and blue sky
and Tax Updates
all those of you out there who declare the interest
on your savings in the UK.- heave a sigh of relief.
Banks and the Tax Authority are talking. We are
seeing cases where queries about interest declared on
savings in the UK are being taken up with UK banks by
the Spanish Tax Authority. It might feel a little like
Big Brother but for those doing the right thing there's
no need to worry. For everyone else the Tax Authority
is watching you. For more information about banks and
information sharing read our article on the website.
you an auditory learner? Do you like listening to information
rather than reading it? Or perhaps you like to fill
up your boring car journeys with the chance to catch
up and learn new things?
Then why not listen to some loose women talk.
I'm afraid it's not the Loose Women but Caroline
Clinton and Suzanne O'Connell from Ábaco do have a light-hearted
discussion with a serious message - non-resident property
tax. Listen to the 'Spain Explained' podcast. The
first one in a new series to help you understand and
enjoy Spain a little more. It's only 10 minutes
long so why
not give it a try?
the horses mouth
is the Spanish economy doing? The answer seems to depend
upon what you read. One source suggests it's on the
verge of bankruptcy and the peseta is on its way back.
Another source, that finances are stabilising and the
future looks good.
the best solution is to take it from the horses mouth.
In this case the Spanish government. There is a new
website - in English thespanisheconomy.gob.es
which provides information, including facts and figures,
about the Spanish economy. If you want to hear what
they have to say for themselves it's a very good way
of doing it.
not an easy subject to discuss. However, making a will
and planning a funeral are incredibly important actions
to take if you want to leave your house in order for
your nearest and dearest.
are differences here in Spain that you need to be aware
of. For example, if you don't make a will and have a
joint bank account, when your partner dies the account
can be frozen.
There is an article on our website that answers your
most frequently asked questions about making a will
access the article click
not all depressing news. A recent survey by HSBC of
expat lifestyle in 14 countries has found that Spain
comes out top for the health and well-being of expat
in Spain spend less time watching television and playing
video games(48% v. 21%) than in their home country.
Children in Spain are also the least likely to eat
junk food on a regular basis.
the bottom of the health and well-being table? The UK.
Three out of four expat children in the UK spend less
time out of doors than they did in their home country.
Perhaps the weather has something to do with it? For
more information about the survey click
on the forums
the word is on the streets
Do you like optical illusions? If you do, we think you'll
like this. Follow this link to Eye on Spain and see
how quickly you can find the man in the coffee beans:
like to know how long it took our clients.
More than one minute
Less than one minute
here to let us know your time.
Genoveses Beach in
Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almeria