There has been a Plenary Meeting of the Town Council in Almuñécar where it was proposed that the IBI tax be dropped to 0.90% from the present 1.0% – it was rejected.
The authorities have detected 12,600 undeclared or modified constructions in the province of Granada, thanks to an aerial and ground survey.
Non Residents in Spain owning a property in Spain are like in most countries subject to taxes. In most cases the taxes related to a property that a non-resident will have to pay are less than what a resident would pay. Here is brief outline of what non-residents are expected to pay.
In 2006 the Motril Town Hall under a coalition administration revised the Catastro, recalculating property values at the height of the boom. Consequently, the calculations are far removed from today’s reality.
Smaller businesses will pay less; bigger ones will pay more, and cortijos will now have to pay IBI for rubbish collection.
The municipal police have opened up a fining process against one of the protesters that had gather in front of the town hall for breaking the local by-laws about noise.
After a month of protests the Salobreña Mayor has announced that the proposed increase to the IBI (local property tax) will be ‘only’ 20&, instead of the originally announced percentage of 40%.