The Almuñécar Town Hall has come up with a cajero automático (ATM) where you can pay in your municipal tax bills – whoopeeee!
Even though the blue zoning in Salobreña never materialized during the summer, the controversy that its generated continues.
The Motril Town Hall is set to cut 8,000,000 euros from its budget in order not to raise municipal taxes or be forced to axe jobs, the Vice-Mayor/Councillor for the Economy, José García Fuentes, explained.
The squabble between Torrenueva and its ertswhile masters, Motril has finally come to a peaceful conclusion, terminating in a document signed by the leaders of both towns. This was a dispute that even had the Torrenueva Mayor, Manuel Carrascosa, staging a sit-in within the Motril Town Hall, refusing to budge until “Torrenueva got what Torrenueva deserved.”
On 1st January 2012 the Junta de Andalucía introduced several changes on how taxes under the jurisdiction of the autonomous region will be calculated.
More specifically transfer tax and stamp duty (in Spanish “Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales y Actos Jurídicos Documentados”) have been overall increased. Transfer tax and Stamp duty are regulated by the Royal decree 1/1993 of the 24th of September and enforced with the Royal decree 828/1995 of the 29th of May.
Brilliant, I thought, just as the election campaigns begin, I suddenly appear on the Mayor’s TV channel – great for neutrality, but having been knobbled, I decided to go ahead and ask him some simmering questions.
Not only will Loja not see an increase in taxes next year, but, in some cases, it will also see a decrease.
At this time of economical unrest, many people are trying to sell their second homes and in Spain (as in most places) the procedure is complicated. You should be aware of the legal considerations and tax issues to avoid complications later on.