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Confirmation Where you Live for Tax Purposes (Updated)

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Have you received a letter from a bank (perhaps in your home country) asking you to confirm where you live for tax purposes? There have been many enquiries on Facebook and forums mentioning this subject. So what is it all about? Well, these letters often say something like ‘There has been a change in the international tax legislation which has... Read more »

Matters of Life and Death in Spain

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Probate, Wills and Inheritance One of the last things that anyone thinks about when they move or buy a property overseas is the fact that the laws of succession abroad can differ greatly to those we’re familiar with back home.   Getting the correct legal advice about matters of life and death in Spain relating to probate, wills and inheritance can... Read more »

Buy a House in La Zenia

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Are you thinking of buying a house in La Zenia? We are not surprised as we love it here. La Zenia is the most popular area of the Orihuela Costa. It is now the big draw of the Costa Blanca with coach trips organised from as far north as Valencia and from far South to visit the area. We are... Read more »

Yoga on the Southern Costa Blanca

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If you are looking for a yoga centre on the Southern Costa Blanca, we highly recommend the 5 Elements Reiki and Yoga centre in Campoamor. Personally, if I could go back in time to give advice to my younger self, I would tell myself that starting yoga early is a wise decision. It would be of benefit to me all... Read more »

Rapid Divorce in Spain

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Did you know it is now possible, in some cases, to obtain a quick divorce in Spain? We are now having many people approach us because they have read it is now possible in some cases to obtain a rapid divorce in cases whereby it is amicable and also that there are no mutual children. For us to arrange this at... Read more »

Social Security Cover for Self-Employed in Spain 

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What do you know about social security and sickness benefits for the self-employed in Spain? It is compulsory to have cover for temporary disability for those registered as self-employed and also for those who have to have Professional Contingency cover due to a higher risk of accidents. There is a minimum amount that you must pay each month, irrespective of the... Read more »

Opera and Ballet on the Southern Costa Blanca

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If you are a ballet and opera lover then read on… Do you miss having the opportunity to watch performances of ballet and opera?  Would you like to introduce your children to some of the classic ballets like The Nutcracker? Last night I discovered that a small cinema in Los Alcázares is showing opera and ballet performances in HD from... Read more »

A Call From The BBC

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A couple of days ago I had a surprise telephone call from the BBC. Apparently, I had been recommended to them as an English speaking legal expert. Good to hear!! One of the BBC morning programmes is making an item that aims to advise people on what to expect when they report a crime while on holiday. I won’t name the... Read more »

Starting a Business in Spain?

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 Hard to believe, we know, but some people prefer to build business empires than to play at the beach! Once you have an idea, you will need some help with licences, registering a Spanish business in the appropriate offices such as Social Security and Treasury Department and providing your staff with contracts of employment. EU citizens can set up a... Read more »

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