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Taxes and the cost of maintaining a property in Spain

Villa property in Spain Question: Margarita and Aleksey, good afternoon! Tell me, please, the approximate monthly utility bills for sale in Spain (total amount). And about a house in Spain is also interested in monthly payments. With homes, like, there is still some kind of annual tax? He calculated how?

Real estate in Spain as opposed to housing in other European countries is low cost of its content.

The cost of maintaining an apartment or house in Spain include utility costs (Water, electricityAnd gas) ComunidadWhich depends on many parameters:
- The presence of a lift, swimming pool, green area (flowers, palm trees, a lawn), protection and is a year from the 20 1200 to the euro. (1000 euros for this great Comunidad - it means a lot of greenery, palm trees, lawns, fountains, security guards, etc. all depend on urbanization)
The average utility costs in Spain - light and water for 2-room apartment for a family of 3 people make 100-150 euros per month. Payment is automatically withdrawn from your bank account in Spain in accordance with the counter readings (readings removes employee aqua or energy companies) for water 3 every month, and every light 1 2 months.
Read more about the cost of electricity and how to save
The water in the house or apartment in Spain is always a central water supply!
✔ If you do not live in his apartment in Spain all year for water and light still withdraw funds according to your tariff plan.

IBI - Tax on property ownership (Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles)
He is also IMPTO bienes inmuebles - Annual tax for property owners in Spain, which is paid by all homeowners in Spain from August to September. In the province of Alicante it is 0.8%, and in Torrevieja it is equal to 0,5% of the cadastral value of housing, which is always below market value, which can not but rejoice the owners, and in 2-5 is equal to the market price of housing. So for an apartment in Torrevieja that you bought for 100 thousand euros, the cadastral value will be about 30 000 euro and the IBI tax on ownership of real estate in Spain will be 30 000 * 0.5% = 150 euro per year. For the area of ​​Orihuela Costa, the annual interest rate for an annual property tax is 0.75%.

Income tax IRNR (Impuesto sobre la Renta de No Residentes)
This tax is paid, if you are not a resident of Spain. It is calculated by the formula IRNR = (cadastral value * 2%) / 4. Ie for apartments in Spain cost 100 thousand euros, this tax will 100 000 * 2% = 2000 euros / 4 = 500 euros per year.

See also Taxes when buying property in Spain

How to pay taxes in Spain?

Pay taxes in Spain can be in the administration building, or online via the website
Clicking on the home page at Tramitas con localizador or Access by verification secure code Localizador the same thing in English.
Each year you will be sent notification of tax with an explanation on each paper is required to have a code Localizador it and it will need to enter, as well as your tax number of the foreigner NIE or NIF. Then check the amount to match the amount on the receipt, enter your credit card details and click Pay.


  • Oksana Lee

    I read about such a tax: Impuesto Extraordinario Sobre el Patrimonio - property tax or the presence of an existing property, it is paid in December every year .Rasskazhite about it please.

    • Property in Spain - Margarita and Aleksey

      About him we have already told in the article IBI - Tax on ownership of real estate (Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles), we will pay it to the end of August each year, Comunidad Valesniya. In other regions of Spain, it can be paid at any other time of the year. - Real estate in Spain by the sea

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