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Your are right and its completely abusive, but due to crisis in spain all the taxes has become higher and most of the deductions eliminated
They say that will be for a short time but I do not believe them
Your accountant is completely right and now you will have to pay more taxes or change the resident into UK again, or your country if it is another
Do not think that the deduction become real anymore as it was
I am sorry to be so pesimist but it is the real situation here in Spain, and may become worse in no time
For sure it is abusive but there is nothing you could do now
At least you could change the adrees into UK and stay here less than 180 days in a year ( Real or not )
Study what option its better for youu and calculate the sums to ay here or in your own country
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Can you please advise whether the Spanish Tax authority action is in these circumstances is in fact contrary to European Law and even if so must I just accept that I can do nothing?
I am sorry to have to tell you yhat you can do anything
All spanish people is suffering the same thing, more taxes to be paid
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Thank you for your answer although it is not in my favour.
Could you however just clarify that your judgement is based on the understanding that my contributions to the pension fund were tax deductible when they were made in the UK at that time and it is the fact that the Spanish tax authority are disallowing the same tax allowances that are granted to Spanish nationals on the payments being made to me from the annuity that has been generated from those contributions.
It is your reference to "payments" that has raised the question in my mind.
B K Eveleigh