Costa Med Consulting

Referendum information for Expats

A new webpage has been launched following the referendum providing information to expats in Europe.

New SIP Medical Cards

The Valencia Health Service known as the SVS, will be issuing new medical cards for all residents in the region, people will start to receive the new SIP medical cards as of June 2016.

Donating your body to Medical Science

Many of our clients who make Spanish Wills tell us that they have joined the register to donate their bodies to medical science upon their death, which initially sounds like an amazing thing to do, very easy, straight forward and hassle free.

IBI and SUMA Explained

IBI stands for Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles urbana/rustica and is due for payment by all owners of a property in Spain regardless if it is your permanent residence or a holiday home, even if the property stands “empty” you are still obliged to pay this tax!

Suma Payments and Increases

MORE than 16 municipalities in the Alicante Province are currently under the Finance Ministry’s scrutiny to find properties which fail to pay the correct local tax (IBI/SUMA). Some of the municipalities located in Alicante area are Orihuela, Pilar de la Horadada, San Miguel de Salinas, and Torrevieja.

European Law and Spanish Wills

Many of our clients have contacted us recently worried about Spanish wills and the new EUROPEAN law regarding probate proceedings and its changes that are applicable from the 17th of August 2015, for this reason we decided to write about the matter and give you some important information.

Spanish banks are verifying identification

Spanish banks are now checking clients identification, if you have received a phone-call act now before your account is blocked!

Driving Licences in Spain

If you are living in Spain permanently and have a UK driving licence, from 19th January 2015 you could be fined up to 200€ for not having the correct licence.

Spanish Bank Holidays in 2015

Confused about red days? Check here for the Spanish bank holidays in 2015

Funeral Plans in Spain

Are you visiting Spain for more than 4 weeks a year? what do you know about funeral procedures and costs?

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