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If you were to buy a book on Spanish Tax, what would be the content/topics you would like to see covered? CGT, IHT, tax residence,...?

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By accountantccole
17th Dec 2019 11:49

Still trying to get my head round the French system - social charges seem particularly complicated so that would be helpful assuming spain have the equivalent.

Lots of what if examples, people working cross border, dual residency etc

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By jvenegas16
17th Dec 2019 19:10

Thank you for your input. Appreciated

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By Tim Vane
17th Dec 2019 14:25

It's an odd question. If I were to buy a book on Spanish Tax aimed at UK accountants (or businesses) then I would expect it to tell me what I need to know rather than expect me to know what I needed to know before I know that I needed to know. In other words, don't ask us what we want in the book, tell us what we need in the book.

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By jvenegas16
17th Dec 2019 19:15

It seems you misunderstood the question and your input has added no value. I respect everyone's opinion. When I do not have anything to add, I remain silent.

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By whitevanman
17th Dec 2019 20:11

I think you have perhaps misunderstood TimVane (rather than the other way around). The point is that many UK accountants / Tax professionals may know little about Spains tax system. So they do not know what they need to know. The easy answer would be that they might need to know "everything". Most typically, a client approaches with a particular problem and when researching that one point, it would be very easy to overlook something else. For example the client asks about Capital taxes on buying and selling property but what other areas might be affected? We don't know what we don't know, so answering your question is almost impossible.

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By Tim Vane
18th Dec 2019 03:57

jvenegas16 wrote:

It seems you misunderstood the question and your input has added no value. I respect everyone's opinion. When I do not have anything to add, I remain silent.

No I think you misunderstand the meaning of the word “respect”. You are also struggling with the word “silent”.

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By penelope pitstop
17th Dec 2019 15:29

My wish list:

The fiscal obligations of Don Quixote

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By WhichTyler
17th Dec 2019 20:03

There are probably quite a lot of UK accountants with clients who own a second home or holiday let in Spain. I know from experience there is a good deal of 'man down the pub/hombre en el bodega' talk about how to minimise your liabilities/avoid overpaying tax across the two jurisdictions (whether that's income tax on lettings, capital gains on sale or inheritance tax on death) and repatriate (or export) funds

Obviiously this is affected by residency status and Br**it

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By jvenegas16
17th Dec 2019 21:02

Thank you for your input. Those are very common and very valid issues and questions. I don't think Spanish corporation tax has been as popular, for example. VAT, only on the odd cases.

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By adam.arca
18th Dec 2019 13:14

As an accountant with a parent based in Spain, a guide like this would potentially be of value. My wish list for contents would include:

It would need to be pitched somewhere below the detail of a UK tax handbook I would buy but well above an introductory guide for Joe Public. The purpose for me would be to have an awareness of the questions to ask rather than a detailed guide as to what the answers are.

I would however need a detailed explanation of the Spanish tax system in outline / principle and also of how Spanish tax administration works in practice.

Obviously, expat tax / double taxation issues would need to be covered in detail as well.

It would ideally need to be written along the lines of compare and contrast with the UK system so that the reader has a point of reference.

I personally wouldn't see much need for great detail upon VAT / business tax issues as anyone running a business over there really ought to have a Spanish accountant.

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By jvenegas16
18th Dec 2019 16:02

Thank you for your input and your insight, which are really appreciated.

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Red Leader
By Red Leader
18th Dec 2019 15:19

Soy contable. Y tu?

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By jvenegas16
18th Dec 2019 16:03

Yo también

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