IBI tax (town hall rates) and refuse collection (basura)


These two taxes apply to both residents and non-residents. In some parts of Spain, it is known as SUMA. All property owners must pay these taxes every year. We offer a one-off service to register you with the local tax office, you only need to hire it once.


  • IBI tax is required to pay all property-related taxes, such as Non-Resident Imputed Income Tax (once a year) and Non-Resident Income Tax (quarterly tax on lease agreements, including holiday lettings). If you don't have IBI tax set up, you cannot file and pay these taxes. Non-payment of this tax can lead to your property being impounded and auctioned off.
  • Refuse collection (basura tax) is required so your town hall collects your properties’ garbage.


IBI and refuse collection are local taxes levied by your town hall. Paid normally once a year. We offer a service to set up payment of both taxes as a direct debit against your Spanish bank account (please note the first tax invoices needs to be paid in person, in Spain). This may require a Power of Attorney at times.


Legal fee: From 200


We will be very pleased to discuss your matter with you. You can contact us by e-mail at info@larrainnesbitt.com, by telephone on (+34) 952 19 22 88 or by completing our contact form to book an appointment.


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