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22 May 2015 00:02 by srs Star rating. 136 posts Send private message

Does anyone know whether this is normal procedure?

We had tenants in our property on an 11 month contract who left a few months ago. Fine tenants with no problems and they both had full time employed jobs. We have now had a request from them for our Castral registration number for the property along with our NIE and passport numbers as they say they need this information for their tax declaration.  We have had tenants previously and none have asked us for this information.

In these days of ID fraud etc I am loathe to give these details unless it is necessary.

Any ideas? Thanks.







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22 May 2015 07:54 by Mickyfinn Star rating in Spain and France. 1839 posts Send private message

They are most likely claiming the rent paid as a tax deductable expense. You will need to declare the income likewise.



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22 May 2015 11:57 by srs Star rating. 136 posts Send private message

Thanks. I do declare my income but as these people were employed I dont see the need for them to declare their expenditure (unless it is different in Spain). Its the fact that I am giving my personal details to someone which I would rather not do if it is not necessary.



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22 May 2015 12:30 by Tadd1966 Star rating in Los Montesinos. 1755 posts Send private message

I would not provide them with any of these details sounds dodgy to me.

If they really need it ask them to do it offcially via their solicitor to your solicitor



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22 May 2015 14:54 by Team GB Star rating. 1245 posts Send private message

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There is/was a tax credit that residents can claim on rental paid on their main residence, Its been scrapped from 1st Jan 2015.

Insofar as the information is concerned I would of thought they would of already had your NIE and Passport numbers from the rental contract? It's normally essential information along with the address of the property.



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22 May 2015 17:36 by srs Star rating. 136 posts Send private message

Some good replies here, thanks for the tips.



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