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Taxes in Spain - Modelo 210 for non-resident

Rental Income Taxes in Spain

Rental Income Taxes in Spain

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1. Fill in your details

You fill in your tax details on our site in less than 5 minutes.

If you have any questions we will guide you through phone, chat or e-mail.



2. We present your taxes for you

We calculate your tax, make sure that the information is correct and send your tax declaration to the spanish tax authority.

The tax payment will be set on direct debit and you do not have to go to the bank.

3. You are done and receive a confirmation

You will receive a confirmation from us and the tax will be collected by the spanish tax authority from your spanish bank account via direct debit.

1. Fill in your details

You fill in your tax details on our site in less than 5 minutes.

If you have any questions we will guide you through phone, chat or e-mail.

2. We present your taxes for you

We calculate your tax, make sure that the information is correct and send your tax declaration to the spanish tax authority.

The tax payment will be set on direct debit and you do not have to go to the bank.

3. You are done and receive a confirmation

You will receive a confirmation from us and the tax will be collected by the spanish tax authority from your spanish bank account via direct debit.

Rental Income Taxes in Spain Explained

04/03/2020.

What can we help you with?

If you have decided to let your property in Spain and receive Rental Income you are obliged to present tax returns every quarter if you are Non-Resident in Spain.

This means that you spend less than half the year in Spain and normally pay taxes in another country. If you are a Resident, please click here to go to our page for Residents taxes.

We can help you to declare your Rental Income Taxes in Spain easily. 

You just need to send us information about:

  •  the days you have let your property, 
  • your income from the property
  • and the deduccions you wish to make.

We verify the information and calculate your taxes. We file the taxes and set up direct debit for the payment of the tax so you do not need to go to a Spanish bank physically to pay the tax.

Be done in a few minutes for just 49 euros+VAT!

We will offer you advice and guidance along the way, for example about deduccions which will lower your tax amount.

If you have any questions, for example about deduccions, you can always reach us by e-mail, phone or chat.

When you use your property for own purposes apart from renting it, you are also obliged to declare “imputed income tax” for the property once a year. We are also happy to help you with your yearly Non-Resident Income Tax Return for the days you have used the property for your own needs. Please click here to read more about the imputed tax – NRIT.

Please continue reading below and we will explain Rental Taxes for Non-Residents in Spain

How much do I pay in rental income taxes in Spain?

The tax rate depends if you live within the EU or outside. For EU nationals the tax rate is 19% of the taxable amount and you can make deduccions.

If you are not a EU national, the tax rate is 24 % and you can not make any deduccions.

When you can apply deduccions as EU national, the tax is usually around 10-15 % of the rental income after we have made all the applicable deduccions.

The part of the year you do not rent your property you will need to pay an “imputed tax”.

You can usually claim back the Spanish tax in your own country if you have also paid taxes for the rental income in Spain in your country of origin.

 

How do I pay your fees, do you have access to my bank account?

No, we do not have access to your bank account, only the spanish tax authority can charge your account through direct debit.

You pay our fees through a debit/credit card. You can read more about our fees on this page.

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Can I make deduccions?

Yes, if you are living within the EU you can deduct costs you have had for obtaining the rental income. If you live outside the EU, please send us an e-mail and we will advice you.

After the deduccions your rental income taxes in Spain usually are around 10-15% of the rental income.

 

What can I deduct?

You can usually deduct all costs that are directly related to the income you have received.

The costs have to be proportional to the income received during the year and you might need to amortize some costs.

There are also general allowances related to the property value which can lower your tax considerable.

If you let your apartment on a long term basis with the purpose being to create a permanent resident of the tenant you might also be able to do an additional reduccion of 60 % of the taxable amount. 

Getting the deduccions right can be very complicated in Spain, especially if you have made renovations and want to deduct costs.

Please contact us if you have any questions and don’t worry, we will make sure you get all the deduccions you are entitled to.

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Can I present my taxes myself?

Yes, but you need to make sense of a rather difficult spanish tax system. Rules also change, tax forms can differ from year to year.

There might also be problems with bank paymentss or the property values might have been revised between years. The advice you might have found on internet might not be correct and the advice your lawyer or gestor gave you a few years ago might be out of date.

We quite often see cases where somebody has filed for themselves for years and we notice they have not done it correctly which can lead to penalties.

The good thing about our service is that you won’t have to worry about that and you have access to support if you have any questions.

We like the analogy that sometimes it’s comfortable to go to a restaurant even if you know how to cook. You won’t need to worry about finding a new recipe or doing the dishes. 

But hey, if you love cooking, or doing taxes, you can always spend a few hours making a mess in the kitchen.

We have also sometimes clients saying that they don’t have any deduccions to make and when de discuss it with the client we always find deduccions worth more than the cost of the service.

Our recommendations is that

  1. If you have spent several years in Spain, can Spanish and understand the Spanish bureaucracy and have some sort of economic background, it could be worth while doing it yourself.
  2. If you can Spanish and have an economic background but just moved to Spain, it is usually best to get help atleast the first year.
  3. All other cases it is usually not worth your time to try get it right and possibly miss deduccions which would lower your tax more than the cost of getting help.

The Spanish tax agency website to present yourself can be found by this link (in Spanish). There is an english version but the tax agency itself has a disclaimer saying that the information there is not always correct and from our experience it does not always work as intented.

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What is Valor Catastral and how do I find it?

Your Valor Catastral is your spanish tax-value of the property. You can find it on your IBI-payment receipt (the municipal property tax). It is Valor Castastral Total which we neeed. I can be also called Valor Catastral / Base Imponible on your IBI-receipt.

If you have a newly build house the Valor Catastral might not yet be assiened. In this case, please contant us for more information, [email protected]

You can also take a foto of your IBI-payment, send it to us and we find it for you,

Please click here to find more about IBI and Valor Catastral.

What happens if the tax has not been charged by direct debit as it should have?

Please contact us and we will find out why. Sometimes this might be due to the fact that your bank has registered your account with the passport number and not your NIE number. This prohibits the tax authority to make the payment. It can also be that the bank has missspelled your NIE or that one of the owners of the property is not account holder “titular”.

It is important that the account holder is the person who is the owner of th property. If you are a couple, make sure that the account is in the name of both owners.

You also have the possibility to make the payment to our client account and we make the payment directly. This can be an opcion if only one of you is stated as account holder for the bank account or if you are near a deadline and there is no time to set up direct debit.

What is Modelo 210?

Modelo 210 is the Spanish tax form for Non-Residents. It is obligatory for persons who own a property in Spain but normally reside in another country (more than 183 day a year).

In the form you will need to declare for the days you have used your property yourself and to declare any rental income taxes in Spain.

You can read more about it on this link.

If you own a property in Spain, you must declare it in Spain whether you are tax-registered in your home country or Spain.

It reality it is an income tax paid to the state and now you might think “but hey, I do not have any income in Spain, why do I have to declare?” Well the simple answer is that the Spanish state sees owning a holiday home as an “imputed income”, or a benefit which you enjoy and therefore need to pay tax. You could also see it as a type of “state property tax” you pay.

If you also rent your property you will need to use the form to present your rental income taxes in Spain.

Apart from Modelo 210 and the Non-Resident Income Tax “NRIT”, you will also need to pay a local property tax called IBI to your municipality. You do not need to declare this, but the municipality automatically deducts it after you are registered as the owner of the home. In most cases your lawyer will set it up as a direct debit when you buy the property and they help you change your electricity and water contracts.

Now let’s look at when to do all this!

When do I have to present a tax return? When is the tax due payment?

If you rent out your home, you must declare quarterly for the rental income received.

For the quarters you have not received any rental income you do not have to declare.

The last day to present the tax for quarterly rental income is 21 days after the quarter ends, but if you want the payment to be set up for direct debit you need to present the tax five days earlier. In general it is a good thing to start collecting all the bills right after the end of quarter and send us all the information as soon as possible so there is time to sort out any questions. 

If you do NOT rent your home or you use it yourself part of the year, you need to pay yearly, no later than December of the year following the tax year.

For example, if you are liable for tax in 2018, you will declare 2019 and your tax will be deducted from your account around January 21, 2020.

But what happen’s if you already pay taxes in another country?

I already pay taxes in the UK, Netherlands, Germany or other country, do I still need to file a tax return in Spain for my rental income?

Yes, you must declare any rental income received in Spain in both countries if you are Non-Resident. In Spain you declare your Spanish property even if you are tax resident in other country normally.

If you have rental income, you must declare these in both your home country and Spain and make deductions according to the respective countries’ tax system.

You can then claim the Spanish tax back in some cases under double taxation agreements so that you do not have to pay double tax.

Let’s look at an example:
  • Received rental income in Spain: 2500 euros.
  • Deduccions available in Spain: 1000 euros.
  • Taxable profit in Spain: 1500 euros.
  • Tax rate 19 %.
  • Tax to be paid in Spain: 285 euros.

If we compare that to the rental income received (285/2500) you can see it will be around 11,4 %.

We declare that and you pay 285 euros to the Spanish Tax agency.

At the same time you are resident in a EU country, for example Sweden.

  • Received rental income in Spain: 2500 euros.
  • Deduccions available in Sweden: 2500 euros.
  • Taxable profit in Sweden: 0 euros.
  • Tax rate 30 %.
  • Tax to be paid in Sweden: 0 euros.

Since the tax allowances in Sweden are more generous than in Spain, you would not pay in rental income tax in Sweden for your Spanish property. You will only pay the Spanish tax of 285 euros.

Let’s look at a made up example.
  • Received rental income in Spain: 2500 euros.
  • Deduccions available in EU country: 500 euros.
  • Taxable profit in EU country: 2000 euros.
  • Tax rate 30 %.
  • Tax to be paid in home country: 600 euros.

Since you have paid more tax in your home country than in Spain you could claim back tax so your total tax will not exceed 600 euros. In which country you claim back your tax depends on the double taxation agreement between your country and Spain. In general this always means that you pay the amount which is the highest between the countries.

Our Client Stories

I didn't have the opportunity to travel to Palma and I needed help with my tax return. Taxadora.com solved it in no time! Finally I have found a smooth online service which does not requiere me being in Spain. 

Helena, Product Manager

Gothenburg, Sweden

I have an appartment in Fuengirola and thought it seemed easy to file my tax return through Taxadora.com. I filled in my information and got my Modelo 210 without having to pay twice the fee and having the trouble of getting to a law firm in Spain.

Stefan

Gothenbourg, Sweden
Private tax returns are not my strenght, I am allergic to them (and I work at an accountant doing other peoples tax returns 😊), but your system makes it very easy. Easier that I had thought! Especially with the help I received from you, thanks!

Natasha, office manager at an accountant & Leif, small business owner

Marbella

First, I thought “I can do this by myself!”, when it was time to present my first non-resident tax return for my place in Tenerife. After I had tried to collect advise and information online, I realized that this is not something I want to put my time into to do it myself.

There was a British website online and I sent my information to them but after an hour they got in touch with me and said they did not want to do my tax return because there was some problem in the Spanish tax authorities system but I never got a good explanation for the problem.

Then I found Taxadora.com which took upon my case and visited the tax office for me. Apparently, my address records at the Tax authority were incomplete. Taxadora.com helped me to sort everything out. For me it was easy, and I got a really good service.

Jörgen Andersson

Malmö, Sweden

We are two couples who own a vacation home on Mallorca, and we have just finished our Non-Resident Tax return – from home in Sweden – with the help of Taxadora.com. The whole process was incredibly fast and easy. I can really recommend Taxadora.com

Ulrika Bengtsdotter Lind

Vaxholm, Sweden

I can really recommend Taxadora.com when you have to present your Non-Resident Tax in Spain.

Easily accessible both through web and e-mail. Super easy and cheap as well. So, once again, thanks Vilho for your help.

Jörgen “Jorge”

Fuengirola

Fast and easy service in my language for Spanish tax returns. Really happy with the service from Vilho at Taxadora.com

Christer Bergström

Gävle, Sweden

I got help by Taxadora.com with the non-resident tax for our apartment in Alicante. I got a quick and professional response, and the tax return was filed in time.

David Wallgren

Stockholm, Sweden

Super fast and smooth service! It was the first time we needed to declare for our apartment in Valencia and of course, I just remembered it at the last moment. We contacted Taxadora.com and before the blink of an eye, our tax return was paid and done, everything in one and a single day! I can highly recommend this company!

Thanks a lot for your help Vilho!

Marie och Torgny

Gotland, Sweden

I had forgotten the yearly non-resident tax return just before new years eve but Taxadora helped us with a creative solution and being service minded!

Martin, kindergarden teacher

Åkersberga

 

We really appreciate having consulted Taxadora.com for our first declaration of the Spanish property tax. As new owners of an apartment on Mallorca, we have received fast, efficient and professional support by Taxadora.com through the web. A smooth way through the Spanish bureaucracy!

Anders och Lena

Mariestad, Sweden

Smooth communication, reliable and so nice to avoid all the mess for a small amount! Thanks a lot!

Tove

Stockholm

I am more than satisfied and think you have a great service as well as a fast and smooth handling of my case. I am a client who has come to stay!

Regards,

Sabina Zällh

Stockholm, Sweden

Advice about a simple way to file Modelo 210 in your own language. [email protected].

Before you have already done it in 5-10 minutes, find your Ref. and Valor Catastral (the taxable value of the property) which you can find in your latest IBI-bill. Nie nr, Iban to your Spanish bank. You fill in your information which can be stored for the next year and you will just need to add any changes. Fast, easy and cheap, 40 euros including taxes!

Bo Larsson

Sweden

I have used Taxadora.com for Non-Resident Property Tax, 49 euro for two people, easy, thanks Vilho Heiskanen

Pelle Jonsson

Sweden

    I didn't have the opportunity to travel to Palma and I needed help with my tax return. Taxadora.com solved it in no time! Finally I have found a smooth online service which does not requiere me being in Spain. 

    Helena, Product Manager

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I have an appartment in Fuengirola and thought it seemed easy to file my tax return through Taxadora.com. I filled in my information and got my Modelo 210 without having to pay twice the fee and having the trouble of getting to a law firm in Spain.

    Stefan

    Gothenbourg, Sweden
    Private tax returns are not my strenght, I am allergic to them (and I work at an accountant doing other peoples tax returns 😊), but your system makes it very easy. Easier that I had thought! Especially with the help I received from you, thanks!

    Natasha, office manager at an accountant & Leif, small business owner

    Marbella

    First, I thought “I can do this by myself!”, when it was time to present my first non-resident tax return for my place in Tenerife. After I had tried to collect advise and information online, I realized that this is not something I want to put my time into to do it myself.

    There was a British website online and I sent my information to them but after an hour they got in touch with me and said they did not want to do my tax return because there was some problem in the Spanish tax authorities system but I never got a good explanation for the problem.

    Then I found Taxadora.com which took upon my case and visited the tax office for me. Apparently, my address records at the Tax authority were incomplete. Taxadora.com helped me to sort everything out. For me it was easy, and I got a really good service.

    Jörgen Andersson

    Malmö, Sweden

    We are two couples who own a vacation home on Mallorca, and we have just finished our Non-Resident Tax return – from home in Sweden – with the help of Taxadora.com. The whole process was incredibly fast and easy. I can really recommend Taxadora.com

    Ulrika Bengtsdotter Lind

    Vaxholm, Sweden

    I can really recommend Taxadora.com when you have to present your Non-Resident Tax in Spain.

    Easily accessible both through web and e-mail. Super easy and cheap as well. So, once again, thanks Vilho for your help.

    Jörgen “Jorge”

    Fuengirola

    Fast and easy service in my language for Spanish tax returns. Really happy with the service from Vilho at Taxadora.com

    Christer Bergström

    Gävle, Sweden

    I got help by Taxadora.com with the non-resident tax for our apartment in Alicante. I got a quick and professional response, and the tax return was filed in time.

    David Wallgren

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Super fast and smooth service! It was the first time we needed to declare for our apartment in Valencia and of course, I just remembered it at the last moment. We contacted Taxadora.com and before the blink of an eye, our tax return was paid and done, everything in one and a single day! I can highly recommend this company!

    Thanks a lot for your help Vilho!

    Marie och Torgny

    Gotland, Sweden

    I had forgotten the yearly non-resident tax return just before new years eve but Taxadora helped us with a creative solution and being service minded!

    Martin, kindergarden teacher

    Åkersberga

     

    We really appreciate having consulted Taxadora.com for our first declaration of the Spanish property tax. As new owners of an apartment on Mallorca, we have received fast, efficient and professional support by Taxadora.com through the web. A smooth way through the Spanish bureaucracy!

    Anders och Lena

    Mariestad, Sweden

    Smooth communication, reliable and so nice to avoid all the mess for a small amount! Thanks a lot!

    Tove

    Stockholm

    I am more than satisfied and think you have a great service as well as a fast and smooth handling of my case. I am a client who has come to stay!

    Regards,

    Sabina Zällh

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Advice about a simple way to file Modelo 210 in your own language. [email protected].

    Before you have already done it in 5-10 minutes, find your Ref. and Valor Catastral (the taxable value of the property) which you can find in your latest IBI-bill. Nie nr, Iban to your Spanish bank. You fill in your information which can be stored for the next year and you will just need to add any changes. Fast, easy and cheap, 40 euros including taxes!

    Bo Larsson

    Sweden

    I have used Taxadora.com for Non-Resident Property Tax, 49 euro for two people, easy, thanks Vilho Heiskanen

    Pelle Jonsson

    Sweden

      I have never paid rental income taxes in Spain, and I should have, what do I do?

      If you have never declared although you should have done so, we recommend to declare retroactively four years back in time, which is the period that the Spanish tax authority usually goes back to claim unpaid taxes.

      You may be able to pay a penalty for the years you missed but fortunately there are discounts for this if you choose to declare the years you missed. Please contact us for further information.

      Now let’s look at what might happen if you do not pay!

      What happens if I do not pay?

      There are stories online and among friends about people who never bothered to declare and nothing has happened. However, this is erroneous and very risky since the Spanish tax authority has access to both Spanish property registers and European tax information through a joint tax register in the EU. It can thus be expensive and come at the same time as you simply become a tax saver and break the law.

      In general the Spanish tax agency is more lenient when you choose to pay late taxes than when they discover you have not paid and they “get you caught”.

      Also, note that there are “discounts” on the fines if you choose to declare earlier years when you missed.

      Me and my husband/wife own the property together, do we both have to pay?

      Yes, you both need to declare separately, we help you with this and you get a better price.

       

      I do not rent out my property, do I still have to pay?

      Yes! You have to. It is considered a taxable benefit  for owning a second home. See it as a state property tax. You do not have to pay rental income taxes in Spain but you will have to pay a yearly “imputed tax”.

       

      I do rent our my property and already pay a tax for this in my home country, do I still have to pay rental income taxes in Spain?

      Yes, you must declare both income in your home country and rental income taxes in Spain. You deduct according to the respective country’s rules and then can claim back the Spanish tax under the double taxation agreement.

      What is a certificate of tax residency?

      You request a tax residency certificate from your home country tax agency. It is a certificate issued by the  Tax Agency to certify that you have your tax residence in your country. This means that you are liable to tax in Spain only as a “non-resident” and only pay tax on the assets and income you receive from Spain.

      certificado de residencia fiscal

       

      Do I need to send a Certificate of Tax Residency?

      Normally, you need to submit a tax residence certificate the first time you declare your rental income taxes in Spain. It may also happen that the tax authority demands this. Then you must apply for one on the your home country´s Tax Agency which shows that you are liable to tax in your home country.

       

       

      Do I need to send receipts of the deduccions I want to make?

      No, you do not normally need to send in your receipts. Modelo 210 is a preliminary declaration stating the income you have had and the costs you feel you are entitled to deduct. If the tax authorities make a different interpretation or request receipts, you will hear from them and then it is important that you have receipts that are approved.

      Please do not that you need proper receipts with NIE nr, name and VAT number. The Spanish tax authority is very strict with receipt formalities in their hunt for undeclared labour incomes.

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