All non-resident residential property owners in Spain as of December 31st 2014 will need to make a tax return during 2015 in respect of their Spanish property. The tax rate is 24% and is applied to 1,1% of the ‘catastral’ value of the property.
The ‘catastral’ value of the property is not the same as the real value and is much lower. It is value that is calculated in order to provide a ‘tax base’ upon which tax rates are applied. The tax base increases to 2% of the catastral value if the last time the ‘catastral’ value was calculated predates 1994.