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The costs of selling a property in Catalonia

All the expenses involved into selling a property in Catalonia.

  • If you sell home in Catalonia, then you have to pay capital gain tax (Incremento de Patrimonio). This tax is paid on the difference between the selling price and the price at which you bought the property.

    The tax rate for non residents is 19%.

    If you are a non-resident selling your property, then standard 3% of the selling price is retained to cover capital gain tax. It means that a non-resident seller will get 97% of the total cost of the property. If the capital gain is not confirmed, then you can claim for a refund. If the capital gain is confirmed, then these 3% cover the capital gain tax.

    To reduce the amount of the tax, the seller needs to present all official invoices related to the purchase of the property (tax on transfer of property, notary and registration expenses). If the seller bought the property with a mortgage, then they can present documents confirming bank fee that has been payed out during the mortgage term.

  • The seller also needs to pay tax on land value increment (Plusvalia).
    It is a municipal tax that is calculated on the basis of the period of ownership, the location of the property and the cadastral ground value.

    The seller does not pay this tax if they don’t gain any economic profit by selling the property.

    You can calculate this tax following this link:

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