Inheritance tax in Spain can swallow-up a huge percentage of any inheritance, so how can liability for probate tax in Spain be reduced?
Care should be taken by any couple that are unmarried. This could mean that the surviving partner may fail to benefit from tax advantages ordinarily available only to spouses.
This can be rectified in a number of regions by registering as a ‘pareja de hecho’ in the relevant local registry and which henceforth permits the partner to benefit from typical spousal tax advantages.
They will of course be subject to all of the standard legal exclusions that a spouse would typically face such as residency etc.