EU Court Rules Against Spain on Inheritance Taxes Involving Foreigners

VAZQUEZ LAWYER MALAGA-MARBELLA-SPAIN CONTACT +34952215859   +34609610197 European Court of Justice Says Spanish Tax System Is in Breach of EU Treaties Europe’s top court ruled Wednesday against Spain in a case that may force the country to lower the lucrative taxation of inheritances involving nonresidents. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said that, by applying high tax rates in cases where either the deceased or the recipient of the inheritance is a nonresident, the country is in breach of European Union treaties. In inheritances involving Spanish residents only, such rates are much lower.  court spokesman said Spain must comply with the ruling, but it is unclear when the country will incorporate it in its legislation. A spokeswoman for Spain’s Budget Ministry, which is in charge of tax issues, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The European Commission first told Spain to change its legislation regarding inheritance and donation tax in 2010 and, after Spain failed to comply, it brought the case before the European court. The alleged discrimination is a result of the complex setup of inheritance tax management and collection in the country. Spain’s regional governments manage and collect these taxes, and many regions have mechanisms in […] Leer Mas

MacAnthony Juzgado Marbella

MacAnthony Juzgado Marbella Vazquez Lawyers Málaga TELEFONO 952215859 Declaran en Marbella seis exdirectivos de una inmobiliaria tras una denuncia por estafa Medio centenar de extranjeros acusan a los responsables de MacAnthony de quedarse con 500.000 euros entregados para muebles El conocido exdirectvo inmobiliario Darragh Macanthony ha regresado hoy a Marbella para declarar ante el titular del Juzgado de Instrucción número 4 tras la denuncia por estafa y apropiación indebida presentada por medio centenar de ciudadanos extranjeros. Los afectados, británicos e irlandeses, ratificaron hace un mes una querella en los juzgados de Marbella. En su día confiaron a esta empresa la compra de mobiliario para viviendas ubicadas en diversas partes del mundo como Turquía, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Italia, Francia y Marruecos, donde la inmobiliaria tenía presencia. Junto a Macanthony, hoy deben comparecer otros directivos como Dominic Pickering, Michael John Liggan, Sarah Ocallaghan, Nicola Victoria Shaw, y Fernando Arespacochaga Alcalá del Olmo. El primero en declarar ha sido Darrah Macanthoy, que llegaba a los juzgados minutos después de las diez de la mañana, y donde ha permanecido hasta pasadas las doce. A su salida no ha querido harcer declaraciones. Los querellantes acusan a los exdirectivos de la empresa de quedarse con entre 500.000 y 600.000 […] Leer Mas