Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Spain compared to Europe

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Albania 15.00%
Andorra 15.00%
Austria 30.00%
Belarus 13.00%
Belgium 16.50%
Bosnia & H. 10.00%
Bulgaria 10.00%
Croatia 0.00%
Cyprus 20.00%
Czech Rep. 15.00%
Denmark 24.00%
Estonia 20.00%
Finland 34.00%
France 33.30%
Germany 0.00%
Greece 15.00%
Hungary 15.00%
Iceland 31.80%
Ireland 33.00%
Italy 0.00%
Latvia 15.00%
Liechtenstein 17.01%
Lithuania 15.00%
Luxembourg 19.48%
Macedonia 10.00%
Malta 12.00%
Moldova 10.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Montenegro 9.00%
Netherlands 1.62%
Norway 22.00%
Poland 0.00%
Portugal 28.00%
Romania 0.00%
Russia 20.00%
Serbia 20.00%
Slovak Rep. 25.00%
Slovenia 15.00%
Spain 19.00%
Sweden 30.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Turkey 0.00%
UK 28.00%
Ukraine 18.00%

Spain: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.

These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ

Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms

Spain publishes good house price statistics. The Banco de EspaƱa holds good quarterly house price time series for a range of areas and housing types, generated by the Ministerio de Fomento (Ministry of Infrastructure and Urban Planning). TINSA, a private entity, publishes a monthly house price index. General economic statistics are available from the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica.