Re: Does this worry those of you who keep boats in spain?
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However, they seem to allow non-residents otherwise "free" use of their territorial waters and land facilities without any tax or other conditions provided the owner stays non-resident. Seems pretty generous to me.
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Er, not really so generous when you consider it is a conditon of being an EU member state that you allow residents of other EU member states free and unencumbered visitation to your state.
We can move anywhere inside the EU uncharged and pay taxes in our state of residency only. This is a right.
What is not a right, is for member staes to levy unfair taxes or charges on residents of other EU states. Spain are not the only country to flout the rules, but when it comes to penalising other EU nationals (land grab as one example) they seem to be very deft at it, and dont seem to give a fig about the EU law.
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