Dear Home Owner,
Many of you are probably already familiar with our firm, so if you are already a client of ours then you can ignore the first part of this letter and skip to the reminder in the second part, because we will have already taken care of your 2011 taxes.
If you are not familiar with us then please allow us to introduce ourselves, we are a firm of Lawyers who have been specialising in English speaking clients since the year 2000. We are situated in Motril (Granada). Although we offer our services mainly on the Costa Tropical (Albuñol, Castell de Ferro, Motril, Salobreña, Almuñecar, etc,..), we also have clients throughout the Provinces of Granada, Jaén, Málaga and Almería.
The object of this letter is to inform all non resident home owners of their legal obligation to do their non resident 2011 tax return relating to their home. 2011 must be submitted by the 31st December 2012.
This obligation has been widely published in English speaking newspapers and magazines and if you have ignored it up to now, then we suggest you submit this year’s return, or run the risk of the tax office sending you a demand for the last four years instead of just one, this has been the case for a lot of people who have contacted us in a panic. It is much better to approach the tax office rather than the tax office approaching you!!! We are happy to assist anyone who wants to comply with their obligation but as we have said above this must be done before the 31st December 2012. Your phone call will be answered by a native speaking English person so you don’t have to worry if your Spanish is not too good and you will be given an appointment immediately.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our present clients, and future clients, both residents and non residents, of the importance of having a Spanish Will. No one likes to think about doing a Will, everyone puts it off, but when you own a property in Spain it is a really important to do one in order to make sure that you leave your property to the people you want to. It would be very unfair to leave your loved ones with such a problem, when you can put it right, quickly and economically. Doing a Will only takes half an hour of your time, we take care of the rest!
We also undertake every type of transaction that a client could possibly need, both residents and non residents, (CONVEYANCING IN BUYING AND SELLING OF HOUSES–APARTMENTS-LAND AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, WILLS AND INHERITANCE, REGISTRATION OF ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY, LITIGATION, TAX ADVICE, etc,..).
Yours most sincerely,
FRANCISCO J. ORTEGA MORENOLAWYER