Med move completed!

Hurricane

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Well done
Looking forward to meeting you.
We will need to crack open some of that excellent cheap Spanish cava to celebrate your move.
We usuallh carry lots on board but, as yoj know, we've been away a few months and will need to restock.
Don;t worry, it is only 1.65 euros a bottle!! - from the local Mercodonna supermarket
 

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You'll miss the cool, damp conditions which so promote swing on the first day of a Test match...;)

Good luck!
 

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oohh tax!!! whats that about as im thinking of coming to spain!

Don't worry too much.
Medskipper is correct but it is you yourself that has to be in Spain for more than 6 months in any 12 months and then you would be expected to register as a Spanish tax payer.
If you are a tax paying UK resident it is very unlikely that this would be a problem.
Generally speaking, the authorities aren't interested in us.
Best to have a British registered boat and then they are then satisfied.
Think about it - if you ARE actually in Spain for most of the time, it would be right for them to expext you to pay their taxes.
Under those conditions, they would then expect any of your assets to be in their tax system - thats what Medskipper is refering to.

Generally, though, it isn't a problem for us Brits
 
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Dont tell everyone, you are only supposed to be in Spain 180 days! Or they tax your boat!

Ah, it's the boat thats Moved to Spain, not her owners! Remember this 180 blah day business is a the case only for two (365/2)potential domicile countries; if you spend time in three (365/3, and so on) then your tax domicile is where you spend most of your time. The more countries you spend time in... You get the picture!
 

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Unless you're a US citizen living and earning in the UK then you pay tax in both countries above a certain level. Basically a citizenship tax and the only way round it is to lose US citizenship which people don't want to do. Sorry for freddrift but a particular bugbear...
 

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Uk use,s a "balanced scorecard " approach to tax domicile .

The No of days sleeping in country x,y,z now is old hat .. Meaningless .In terms of defining tax domicile from UK point of view .
HMRC a few years a go won a v high profile high court case and defeated the 182 day rule .
It's a combo of main ecomonic activity and where you and your farther where born .If these are UK ish ,then you can never really leave the UK tax regime ,
Also you can use double taxation treaty ,if one country taxes you with a similar or identical tax ,offset one against t,other .
Of couse another country like Spain may have a boat tax (uk does not ) and qualification criteria .If you meet that you will be taxed .
 
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