How to calculate Special Registration Tax when registering a vehicle in Spain

When registering a vehicle in Spain, you will need to pay (or waive in some cases) the Special Registration Tax. For the purpose of this article, we are going to look at cars and 4x4s (Turismos y Todo Terrenos in Spanish) on mainland Spain.Motorbikes, bikes, motorhomes, historic vehicles, commercial/large vehicles and vehicles being registered in…

Driving in Spain – what is IVTM road tax?

If you own any sort of vehicle (van, car, motorcycle etc) that’s going to be driving around on Spanish roads, you’ll need to pay IVTM. What is IVTM? Known in Spain by the catchy title of “Impuesto Sobre Vehículos de Tracción Mecánica”, thankfully shortened to IVTM, it’s the equivalent of the UK’s Road Fund Licence…

Registering your NIE number with the Spanish Tax Agency – Modelo 030

When moving lock, stock and barrel to another country, a huge part of the process is packing up your worldly goods and getting them transported to your new home. In order to do this successfully in Spain, there’s a very important process you’ll need to complete – registering a Modelo 030 tax form with the…

Upsticks Spain – What is IBI?

Those of you who already own a home in Spain will know the answer – IBI is the Spanish equivalent of Council Tax in the UK. IBI stands for Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles (literally “tax on immovable goods” or real estate tax, also known as SUMA in some areas of Spain) and all property owners…