Spanishyearly property Tax: The Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles (known asIBI) is fixed by the local authorities, depending on both the value of the landand of the property itself. This Spanish tax is paid yearly, and you can eithergo to the local tax office and pay it directly when you receivethe yearly notice in your postbox, or you can arrange for it to be paid automaticallyfrom a Spanish bank account (the best option if you do not live permanently inSpain).
You will be able to find out how much it isfrom the estate agent or seller you are dealing with at the time of purchase ofthe house in Spain, but the amount increases slightly each year.
Oneof the papers required by law in any property sale in Spain is proof of paymentof the previous year's property tax which must be produced in this case by thevendor.
Spanish yearly rates: House-ownersin Spain are also required to pay yearly rates, which is a contribution to streetlighting, maintenance of facilities and rubbish collection. The yearly amountagain depends on the area and is paid to the local council.