Spain - Spanish Identification Number (NIE)
According to a Royal Decree 388-1990 that was
passed requiring any person, company, association or other body with
any economic interest in Spain, including the ownership of property,
to obtain a tax identification number which must be produced in various:
- When opening an account or depositing any assets with a bank
in Spain. This applies to current accounts, deposits accounts,
loan accounts, mortgages, etc.
- When taking out any sort of Insurance,
house insurance or pension plan with a company in Spain.
- When bing
invoiced by supplier of goods or services. This means that if
a property owner does not have an identity number, then he
will not be able to contract for electricity or telephone services.
drawing up a lease of property in Spain, and in any transaction
requiring the intervention of a notary, i.e. purchase and sale,
mortgages, declaration of new work.
- When buying or selling Spanish
stocks, shares or bonds.
- In any correspondence of other dealings
with the Tax Authorities. The payment of rates like (contribución
urban) falls into this category.
HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR PERSONAL IDENTITY NUMBER
- By attending at any police station in Spain, in person, with
your passport and two passport size photographs or,
- We can obtain
it for you by applying to the Spanish Authorities on your behalf,
who will require the following: photocopy of your
passports and two passport size photographs, your occupation, and
your maiden name, where applicable, and the name of your parents.
- The cost of our services are: 8.000pts. per person (£40.00)
for our agents in Spain, and £50 plus VAT for our fees.
Property in Spain
Taxes on Purchase