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Check out the tax rate for non-residents property tax. I was told that there are rates for owners from EU member countries and other rates for non-EU member countries. I was given to understand that it as 19% for EU and 24% for non-EU!

I'm not 100% sure of my facts, but hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me might be able to shed more light on the matter.

Tom.

you are correct, known as IRNR https://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/2015/12/08/non-resident-taxes-spain/

But that applies to non-resident home owners. I thought the OP might have been referring to a tax even for resident non-EU nationals.
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Sorry, I'm not the brightest star in the sky, at what point will the 5% property tax happen? if at all.

IF and when this happens, do you not think The UK government might retaliate?

God no! The UK government wouldn't want to do anything that might scare off all the Rusians/Chinese/Indian buyers

plus, when did the British government ever put protecting their population over protecting business?


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TV, Internet, Computers & Phones / Re: Vodafone One
« Last post by Lexeus on Today at 18:24:17 »
Glad the info helps someone, I know I spent an awful lot of time researching these things when I was first here :)

I have noticed that the Vodafone connection does appear to occasionally get slower in the last few days before the allowance renews, but I am not sure if that is because I hammer the connection downloading to use up my allowance, or if everyone starts their allowance on the 8th like I do?

I would never signup with Orange if I could help it, they are an awful company, 'lleno' with liars. Not suprising the way their Bosses behave: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/france-t%C3%A9l%C3%A9com-accused-of-driving-employees-to-suicide-1.2713958
I had an Orange contract in the UK a while back, and every month they would charge me for calls made with free minutes, "oh there must be a problem with the tracking computer, refunded that for you!!"

In my opinion Orange is probably the cheaper option. Vodafone on the other hand has always been the expensive option, but you do get more from the service.
In Spain nothing seems to ever get that cheap compared to the cheap options in the UK. The UK system is start super cheap and offer more from the service if you pay more money until they charge the earth for the best product, where as in Spain they start out charging a medium price for very little product, but the price doesn't go up as much if you want the best product.

As I stated above, I think you have to take out a mobile contract to get the Vodafone 4g en casa deal, but that works out for me as my better half wants the mobile and I want the internet. Check in store though.

I am in CostaCalma but the Vodafone shops are francises and the Morro Jable shop I have heard bad things about. The GranTarajal shop is part of http://www.grupolidertel.com/
For anyone stumbling into this who may be just intereted in Mobile prices, this is probably out of date but September 2017 Mobile pricelist is here http://etiquetasmanuales.directovodafone.com/AADfAxENCBcj9DcvcHhTHkcna/Revista/Catalogo_Smartphones_sept/ePaper_Catalogo_Smartphones(SEP2017)_ENGCAN.pdf

I have only tried Vodafone ADSL and Vodafone 4g en casa, and after checking other peoples experiences my advice would be that you need to choose according to your location on the island but from what's available my choices according to priorties are as follows:

Unlimited Internet
Probably a Reseller (i.e. not the big brands)
4g tiekom.com has been mentioned on these forums €60/month
NetService €45/month

Mobile + Usable Internet allowance
Vodafone

Mobile + Unlimited Internet + TV
Movistar


As a side note, I would also add that I quite like not having a cable or antenna as I can just pickup my 4g router and move house without dealing with any telefonica appointments etc.... :) there is a little extra piece of mind in that for me
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General Chat / Re: Airbus
« Last post by vivafuerte on Today at 18:21:46 »
Europe does need the UK not the other way round

right so what happens if the EU try and remove jobs etc from UK ?

do you think we will just sit back and do nothing about it?

or do you think we would start our own efforts in repaying the favour ?
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TV, Internet, Computers & Phones / Re: Mag 254
« Last post by Lexeus on Today at 18:11:25 »
Have you seen that Sky have launched a box in Spain? It looks like it's essentially the same as the UK NowTV box but they have branded it Sky here, and the channels they are offering are more limited, €10/month box is free.


Lexeus - Do you have a web link to get more information on this service and can it be linked to your UK subscription?

Sorry, only just noticed your question. I don't know if you can link it to your UK subscription, but I think the EU law means currently this is all changing and they have to let you use your UK access  atleast temporarily, for example 30days abroad. On the other hand this Spanish service is more like NowTV, so I would think it ever be part of the UK Sky service, it's only the branding that differs from NowTV as for as I can tell.

Check out the link here https://www.sky.com/es-spa/
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Check out the tax rate for non-residents property tax. I was told that there are rates for owners from EU member countries and other rates for non-EU member countries. I was given to understand that it as 19% for EU and 24% for non-EU!

I'm not 100% sure of my facts, but hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me might be able to shed more light on the matter.

Tom.
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Environment & Weather / Re: What's the weather like? - June 2018
« Last post by Tel501 on Today at 15:48:38 »
@El Cotillo  3.30pm
Another cloudy day here with brief spells of sun but feels quite humid.
I manage to capture some photos of racing pigeons from the terrace. If you look closely at the photos you can see that their wings have been dyed red and blue (unless they are a breed I’ve not seen before)




There was a part left off from the landing gear but I still arrived safely yesterday



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Sorry, I'm not the brightest star in the sky, at what point will the 5% property tax happen? if at all.

IF and when this happens, do you not think The UK government might retaliate?
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Son of Dross / Re: Fuerte and other places here we come
« Last post by Baldy on Today at 15:01:55 »

13 weeks today 😎
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Son of Dross / Re: TWO WORDS
« Last post by Baldy on Today at 15:00:42 »

Snow mobile
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