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Myra’s Blog

Blog from the founder of Citizens Advice Bureau Spain, Myra Cecilia Azzopardi

How Can Citizens Advice Bureau Spain Benefit You?

As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system can be disconcerting? Have you discovered that the simplest of transactions are difficult to conclude? Find yourself searching for answers to problems only to discover that there is nowhere where you could find a solution? I am assuming that the answer is yes and that is why should be a member of our web site if you arent already.

Spanish Banks Owe Millions To Mortgage Holders

Published on: Dec 27, 2014 @ 15:57 Hundreds of thousands of homeowners who bought in the height of the last boom, are now finding that they have negative equity in their homes. Many are finding it impossible to meet the monthly mortgage payments

Town Halls Are Looking At You When Searching For Ways To Increase Revenue

When you consider the population figures, ideas for raising taxes are infinite. Town halls are still looking for novel ideas to save on their budgets. One has to take into consideration that due to the crisis, lack of funds from building license

What Costs £217 Million And Gives £750 Million Back?

Each day I try to find the time to look through the Citizens Advice Bureau Spain twitter account. At least once a week we note and are proud to find that yet another Citizens Advice Bureau Uk office is following us. Today Though I noted a new CA

‘eeo’ European Enforcement Order And Your Property Abroad

I have to date avoided writing on the subject of the ‘European Enforcement orders’ for various reasons. One being that I did not want to jump onto the ‘scaremongering’ bandwagon. Two, which may seem presumptuous of me but do know that ou

Tax Deductions For Donations To A Ong/npo

I am quite sure that you and all our members are already aware of the benefits in having joined our group on facebook. Those who have gone a step further and taken the time to register on our website, will note that there is an abundance of info

Cab Spain Third Seminar. We All Look Forward To Seeing You There.

With only eighteen days to go to our third seminar to be held in the hotel LaCumbre Mázarron Murcia on the 17th of October, I begin to recollect images of our last two successful seminars. The first was held last October 2013 in Mijas Málaga a

Nonresidents. The European Court Of Justice Rules In Your Favour In Relation To Inheritance Taxes

I personally abhor injustices of all types but my foremost concern focuses on what occurs in Spain and how certain rulings which are imposed affect our emigrant community. The laws relating to taxes have often been prejudicial to the nonresident

‘al Fresco Dining’ Does Spain Lack Smoke Free Areas?

Most tourists come to Spain for diverse reasons. One of the essentials is that Spain’s renowned magnificent weather accompanies them during their visit. For expatriate residents and visitors alike, it is customary to enjoy sitting outside in o

How Our Organisation Saves And Accumulates Wealth For Our Members

It is a beautiful and typically hot May afternoon in Andalucía. I could not avoid taking out my laptop and sitting in a cool area of my patio to draft a short blog. Here at the Citizens Advice Bureau Spain, we do many things. Besides the obviou

It May Appear Comical, But It May Be Illegal To Drive In Flip Flops

It is unlikely that tourists visiting Spain will be familiar with all the laws relating to driving on Spanish roads. Those of us who reside here are expected to be aware of these laws. Most having taking a practical and theory tests back home ma

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