Given the uncertainty of Brexit at this time, it is advisable to review some aspects of your life in Spain, before the Brexit is carried out, if it is finally carried out:
1) RESIDENT INCOME TAX: It is important to make sure that the corresponding income taxes have been filed, even when there is no obligation to file for the amount of the earnings.
2) PADRON REGISTRATION: It is important that all members of the family unit are registered in the municipal register of the place in which they reside.
3) REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS: (Citizens of the European Union), it is important to check that you are correctly registered in this register, and obtain the certificate that accredits it, also known as a green card, where the name, place of origin, NIE, address in Spain, etc., is stated.
4) WILL: Choice of English law as applicable to succession in relation to British residents in Spain – With regards to your Will, you can still enjoy the benefit that Brussels IV offered in terms of deciding that UK Law should govern your inheritance instead of your country of residence. Once Brexit happens on 29 March 2019, the old rules relating to International Private Law forwarding will possibly be in force again and then you may be forced to be under Spanish Law even if you are a UK National (if you own just one property and that is based in Spain). So, the advice is also to do a Brussels IV Will before Brexit is finally implemented.
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