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by clubjoker
October 18th, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Where to buy electrical items
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Where to buy electrical items

I had some luck finding an open box vacuum cleaner at the discount electricals place next door to Jovimar on the edge of the poligono. Sorry, can't remember the name.
by clubjoker
October 17th, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Bank accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Bank accounts

If you're willing to keep a balance of at least £2k equivalent in euros, then Citibank offer a euro-denominated account for no fees. You can use the debit card across Europe with no fees.
by clubjoker
June 10th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Musical Instrument Shop(s) - Ciutadella?
Replies: 4
Views: 4615

Re: Musical Instrument Shop(s) - Ciutadella?

I'm fairly sure there's a music shop on the main pedestrianised street that runs from Plaza d'Es Born (the one with the obelisk) past the Cathedral towards Ses Voltes (the arches). It's on the right hand side when you're going from Es Born.
by clubjoker
May 23rd, 2016, 9:21 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

Wonderful news! Congratulations!
by clubjoker
April 8th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Fridge disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: Fridge disposal

See this website: http://www.triatgesmenorca.es/deixalleries_donde_se_encuentran.asp This has a map with the tip / recycling places marked. If you click on one, it gives opening hours. Not sure how reliable the information is. Generally, they're open mornings, though for some of them, the opening ti...
by clubjoker
April 7th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

I was told 4 years so hopefully you'll be ok by now. I'd hoped for at least 1 person to post that someone had been succesful in reducing their bill. They've valued mine at 418k, there's one v. Similar up for 425 now and next door with 1 more bedroom was up for 460. Maybe the best I can do is cough ...
by clubjoker
April 6th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

A question for those of you who've been affected by this "complementary tax": What is the ratio of the tax office valuation to the "cadastral" (valor catastral) value, the one that's used for the IBI (council tax) calculation and appears on the IBI bill? Also, how did your purchase price compare to ...
by clubjoker
April 6th, 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

And to add insult to injury we've had to pay interest on top of the additional tax demanded going back to the date we purchased! This is apparently a new 'interpretation' by the tax office which our lawyer is challenging but I'm not hopeful. That is unbelievable. It implies that the buyer should so...
by clubjoker
April 5th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

Yes, it does seem an unfair system, where the tax office plucks a value out of the air, as opposed to using the actual price that was paid. On the up side, 8% now could be better than 18% on the capital gain when it's sold one day by you or your heirs. I'm assuming that any future capital gain will ...
by clubjoker
April 5th, 2016, 12:24 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7409

Re: Stamp Duty

.....we've just had an email from our solicitor (Belen) she warned us when we bought but guess what, we bought our place €140,000 below market value and owe the tax! Did anyone get any joy from appeals? Thanks in advance Steve Hmm. From what I've read, appeals rarely succeed, but I'm no legal exper...