Highest Real Property Tax – Where in Spain?

11/02/2014 – Cinco Días

Lleida and Tarragona are the two municipalities where one must spend the biggest amount of money to pay the Real Property Tax (Impuesto de Bienes Inmuebles – IBI in Spain), according to tax ranking of 2013 that embraced 50 province capitals and Ceuta and Melilla, drawn up by the Tax Agency of Madrid´s City Council.

Just behind the two Catalonian cities there are Melilla, Almería, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Soria, Murcia, Salamanca and Seville.

On the other end one may find the cities with lowest tax rate, such as Pamplona, then Vitoria, San Sebastián, Ceuta, Girona, Palencia, Lugo, A Coruña, Bilbao and Palma de Mallorca.

Among the rest of the cities, Barcelona is situated in the 12th position, whereas Madrid is 17th, Valencia 23rd and Malaga 27th in the ranking. The Andalusian municipality slashed its real propety tax by 35.15% between 2012 and 2013.

So did Lleida (-2.86%) and Soria (-2.27%), while the following cities pushed it up: La Coruña (+10.91%), Zaragoza (+10.00%), Zamora (+6.67%), Burgos (+5.19%), Guadalajara (+5.00%), Ceuta (+4.69%), Oviedo (+3.44%), Pamplona (+3.25%), Logroño (+3.21%), Ávila (+3.16%), Murcia (+3.00%), Salamanca (+2.78%), Tarragona (+2.69%) and Bilbao (+0.49%). (…).


Original article: Cinco Días (EFE)

Translation: AURA REE