Changes to Inheritance tax in Galicia in 2016

      The president of the Galician government, announced in October 2015 that inheritances with a value up to 400.000 euros will be exempt from tax from 1 January 2016.

      Before 2016 in Galicia you had to pay tax for an inheritance with a greater value than 125.000 euros if you were the husband/wife, child or parent of the deceased. When you exceeded the amount mentioned you had to start to pay tax from 18.000 euros. These rules made as many as 2049 inheritors opting to not accept an inheritance in 2014.  

      With the new rules you do not have to pay tax for inheritances up to 400.000 euros if you are over 25 years old and if you are the husband/wife, child, parent or, added to the list, the grandparent or grandchild of the deceased. If the amount of 400.000 euros is exceeded, only the difference will be taxed, which means anything from 400.000 euros and above. The government believes that the new rules will mean that 99 per cent of beneficiaries to Galician estates will be exempt from paying tax on their inheritance.  

      Meanwhile, don’t forget that you have a deadline of six months (you can ask for an extension within the first three months) to submit the settlement of the inheritance tax to the Tax Office.

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      Below is a list of recent reviews received from our clients, obtained via Wufoo client survey platform:

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        Pernilla, London
        Friday, April 13, 2018
        We had excellent service from Esther at Advocate Abroad when buying a property in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

        Esther speaks both Spanish and English, and is very friendly, professional and genuine. ...She took care of the whole purchasing process and explained all the steps for us, including giving advice on Spanish bank account, NIE numbers etc.

        We are very pleased with all the help we have received and can highly recommend Esther. Thank you so much!
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        David Pratt, Alhaurin del Grande
        Friday, April 13, 2018
        Alvaro gives me confidence that he understands the issue and gives me practical solutions. He works rapidly and efficiently. I would strongly recommend his services.
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        ESP, London
        Wednesday, March 28, 2018
        Cristina was extremely helpful, she couldn't have done more. Her English is sufficient and I would definitely recommend her to friend.
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        L Marshall, London
        Wednesday, March 28, 2018
        Rosa was excellent. Very efficient and professional.

        Responsive and always available. Extremely helpful - we did not understand the process and she guided us through.

        We would not hesitate to ...recommend her.
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        Phil Loughton, Las Lagunas de Mijas
        Tuesday, March 20, 2018
        Alvaro was extremely helpful and the simple process I needed managed was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would certainly recommend him to friends.
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        John Burchell, Arroyo De la Miel
        Tuesday, March 20, 2018
        Alvaro was very professional, helpful and friendly. Understood things quickly. Explained things well in English. Very easy to contact at any time.
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        A. Kavanagh, Glasgow
        Thursday, March 15, 2018
        Miguel provided a great service and fully explained to me about the procedures with tax & business registration. My emails and questions where always answered straight away with an immediate response ...or solution.

        Very helpful and very friendly I would definitely recommend to anyone considering using Advocate Abroad
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        Robert Davies, Mallorca
        Monday, March 12, 2018
        Very supportive and clear on producing a suitable divorce settlement. Efficient, understanding and professional.
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        A.Kavanagh, Glasgow
        Friday, March 09, 2018
        Rosa was exceptional at helping me setting up my business abroad.

        This was a big move for me and Rosa fully explained everything to me in detail so I had a full and clear understanding of the lega...l side of things as well as always promptly responding to any emails or questions I had.

        I couldn’t of asked for a better lawyer and I would 100% recommend Rosa to anyone who is deciding to move abroad.

        Great service could not be happier.
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        Adam Clark, Tenerife
        Friday, March 09, 2018
        Oliver was very professional. He explained things very clearly and honestly at all times and in the end we got the best result possible in my particular case.

        Many thanks to him for his high level ...of service.
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        Patrick Martel, Canada
        Wednesday, March 07, 2018
        For being in another country and all our back and forth communicating over emails .. I thought Rosa did a brilliant job. Thankfully she was able to help where no one else was willing ..
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        Robert Scott, UK
        Wednesday, March 07, 2018
        First class service. Rosa's professionalism, advice and patience were all exemplary! Keep up the good work. Will certainly recommend the service to friends!
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        Martina, Plymouth
        Monday, March 05, 2018
        Erardo was fantastic and helped immensely during a very difficult situation.

        He consulted with my lawyer in the UK and explained to her what needed done. Without him the situation would not have be...en resolved. He was very understanding and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him. Outstanding.
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        M Pearce, Marbella
        Monday, March 05, 2018
        Miguel was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more:

        Always kept us updated on the progress of our purchase
        Always responded to emails in a professional and timely manner
        Always explained to... our understanding all aspects of the legalities about the purchase
        Very approachable,courteous and professional

        So much better to deal with than UK property lawyers!

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        Tony, London
        Wednesday, February 28, 2018
        The service I received from nada was very helpful.

        The tasks were completed to the highest standard and would definitely use her services again in the future. All correspondence was received in a ...very timely manner. Highly recommended.
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        Holly, Lanzarote
        Friday, February 23, 2018
        The divorce process could have been explained more clearly and accurately so that a more realistic time for completion can be attained.
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        Julia Alcock, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
        Thursday, February 22, 2018
        Esther was very friendly and approachable. She was professional and answered any questions I asked. We would definitely use her again in the future.
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        Tamara Malcolm, Mallorca
        Tuesday, February 20, 2018
        Rosa was and is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Her advice was excellent and i will definitely be using her expertise again in the future.
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        Nick Nicolaou, Oviedo
        Tuesday, February 20, 2018
        Very Satisfied with Miguel's work. He was very helpful and we would definitely use his services again in the future.
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        Gavin Jones, UK
        Monday, February 19, 2018
        It was a real pleasure to have Miguel working on my behalf to file my non-resident taxes. He was extremely helpful, gave reassuring advice and I had a high level of confidence in the transactions.

        ...Miguel is now acting as my fiscal representative in Spain and I plan to continue to use his firm's services for all my tax requirements.
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        Martin Hickey, Benidorm
        Sunday, February 18, 2018
        Very friendly and knowledgeable and professional.

        Juan explained the plus and the negatives on various subjects and allowed us to make up our own mind.

        I have already recommended him to our fri...ends.
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        Andrew Bullen, UK
        Friday, February 16, 2018
        Rosa was very professional at all times when dealing with me. Her English was second to none and she always kept me informed of progress via email promptly.

        I wouldn't hesitate to use Rosa in the ...future for any legal issues I have.
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        Tamara Reeves, Australia
        Thursday, February 15, 2018
        Anna was very knowledgeable and had prior experience dealing with English clients. She spent a lot of time explaining information and I was never rushed.

        I have continued to use Anna since my firs...t meeting as I trust her judgement and know that she will look after my best interests.
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        Ali Hashemi, Alicante
        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
        Rafael was extremely helpful, accommodating and understanding. He couldn't have done more.
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        Alan W T Duguid, Montserrat, Valencia
        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
        Ramon was very helpful and answered my questions and explained the legal process that I was enquiring about.

        I would liked to have seen a follow up email detailing what was discussed to ensure that... my understanding and recollection of the meeting was completely correct.
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        Keith Round, La Herradura, Spain
        Monday, February 12, 2018
        The advice provided was clear, easy to follow and allowed me to secure the required documentation from the Spanish Authorities quickly.

        Rosa was very proactive in following up when I was delayed in... providing inputs and always delay with any questions promptly.

        I would not hesitate to recommend Rosa to friends and colleagues and I would use her again in the future
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        GWE, Ireland
        Thursday, February 08, 2018
        My lawyer Nada was extremely effective to make the case and get a result!
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        Chris Jones, Cambrils
        Tuesday, February 06, 2018
        Regardless of the situation Emma, looked for the best possible way to assist under the circumstances. Emma was very approachable and professional.
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        Richard Quick, Estepona
        Sunday, February 04, 2018
        I was particularly impressed by Miguel's approachability & professionalism, excellent service!
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        Stephen Grundy, Alicante
        Thursday, February 01, 2018
        Jose-Antonio's services are exemplary. Very satisfied and would definitely use this lawyer again.

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