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¿Por qué debo otorgar testamento?

Después de algunas semanas de rendimiento “fifty-fifty” volvemos a la carga y esta vez con un asunto que aunque pretenda evitarse en muchos casos por lo “desapacible” del tema, es muy conveniente encarar más pronto que tarde, otorgar testamento.

Todos fallecemos y en el 99% de los casos tenemos patrimonio por mínimo que sea. Cuando este tema nos invade el pensamiento, suelen surgir dudas y entre ellas ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de hacer testamento? ¿Qué puede ocurrir si no lo hago? (más…)

INFORMATION NOTE FOR NON-RESIDENTS: The inheritance tax on the property located in Spain

First of all, according to the Spanish tax office, it is necessary to pay the inheritance tax (Impuesto de sucesiones de no residentes) on the property located in Spain.

In the specific case, I have studied the inheritance tax paid by a Belgian citizen how had a property located in Spain. Anyway, the steps explained below may be useful for other European countries.

Once the tax is paid, and in order to avoid double taxation, you must inform the Belgium tax office of the payment you have made in Spain so you can deduct it in Belgium. (There is no bilateral agreement between Belgium and Spain for the inheritance tax so that the Belgian Law will be applied).

Here, I explain the steps to take in order to settle the inheritance tax in Spain: (más…)