What taxes do I have to pay when selling a property in Catalonia?

The process of selling a property can be complicated if we are not trained and experienced in the subject, which is why most people manage the sale of their property through a real-estate agency, in order to get all the answers to the questions that arise during the process of buying and selling.

What taxes do I have to pay when selling a property in Catalonia?

The process of selling a property can be complicated if we are not trained and experienced in the subject, which is why most people manage the sale of their property through a real-estate agency, in order to get all the answers to the questions that arise during the process of buying and selling. One of the things to be clear about when selling a property, is knowing the costs involved in this operation, including taxes, which are payable by the seller.

  • Real Estate Tax (IBI): this tax must be paid at the time the sale is signed and corresponds to the person who was the owner of the property on the 1st of January of that year. Sometimes, the payment of this tax can be agreed between the buyer and the seller, in which case each one would pay the proportional part that corresponds to him/her.
  • Personal Income Tax (IRPF): the sale of a property entails a capital gain or loss, which must be declared in the income tax return for the year following the sale. If there has been a capital gain, i.e. if the difference between the acquisition value and the transfer value is positive, this tax will be levied depending on the gain obtained.

    1. Up to 6.000€ at 19%.
    2. Between €6,000 and €200,000 at 21%.
    3. From €200,000 onwards at 23%.



Tax on the Increase in the Value of Urban Land (plusvalía municipal): this is the tax on the increase in value of the land where the property is located. This is dependent on the cadastral value, the years we have owned this property and the tax determined by the City Council, and must be paid within 30 days of the sale.

At* WeRelocateBCN* we will advise you throughout the sale process, managing and processing all the necessary documentation, including tax matters, in order that you can sell your property with as much assurance as possible.

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