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Old 02-08-2009, 21:16   #1
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Angry Spanish Tax and the 183 Day Rule

In the last three days there as been three Spanish officals looking around the pontoons in Ayamonte and taking photos of all foreign reg boats it appares there is now a crack down on boat owners who have sailed or stayed in Spain for longer than 183 days in some areas they are making boat owners reregister there boat under a Spanish flag,as any member got moor information about these laws.Colin.Joss of dartmouth,email jossofdartmouth@yahoo.co.uk
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:21   #2
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is'n that quite logic as this is the law?

what happened if i park my Dutch boat for over 2 years in the Chichester Marina?


but with Portugal next door you can just park your boat there for some time or do your maintains in Villa Real or any other marina in the Algarve.
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I can't seem to find a long and active thread started by some Belgians whose boat was impounded by the Spanish police. Mixed in with the invectice and side-threads there was some interesting information in there.
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Boat Seized in Spain by Police
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There has been some lengthy discussions on YBW liveaboard forum about this topic

Liveaboard Link - Yachting and Boating World Forums

You will need to do a search
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Taxes in Spain

Dear Cruiser

This law is well known and it isthe same that applies to every counyty within the EU.

A yacht registered outside the Eu can only stay in a country for 183 days except if sealed by customs.

A yacht registered can be 18 months inside the EU as long as it is not more than 183 days in one particular EU country.

In the case of Ayamonte...move to Portugal Gibraltar or Morroco ASAP if have been more than 183 days in Spain.

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In the last three days there as been three Spanish officals looking around the pontoons in Ayamonte and taking photos of all foreign reg boats it appares there is now a crack down on boat owners who have sailed or stayed in Spain for longer than 183 days in some areas they are making boat owners reregister there boat under a Spanish flag,as any member got moor information about these laws.Colin.Joss of dartmouth,email jossofdartmouth@yahoo.co.uk
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Since youre from the EU, this only applies to you as a person, i.e. if you live on board for more than 183 days. Then you become fiscally resident and your boat will be subject to this or that local tax. Try this noonsite article
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Who is resident. you or the boat?

Dear Cruisers

This is true. but if you are NOT in the boat you should go to customs and sign a declaration that you are leaving then the Guardia civil knows you are out of the country and not using the boat. So no VAT tax is due.

They can at your request put a precint in your boat to ensure you are NOT using it and this way you“ll have no problems with your boat staying in Spain while you are abroad.

Many cruisers don“t understand the tax laws, and some officers do not explain the laws and procedures properly and that is the reason of the reported problems in France and Spain for non EU registered boats.

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