Tel: +34 93 665 8596 |


The end of succession tax in Valencia

By John Hayward
This article is published on: 6th September 2023

On 28th May 2023, Carlos Mazón was elected president of the regional government of Valencia as leader of the Partido Popular. On 21st July 2023 he announced that his government had approved the initiation of a bill to reduce succession and gift tax (ISD – Impuesto de sucesiones y donaciones – Inheritance Tax to the UK reader).

The draft bill was placed on the urgent pile with Les Corts on 3rd August 2023 and it awaits absolute approval.

Mazón’s reasoning was that the income from ISD represents around 1% of the region’s total revenue and that charging tax on money that has been taxed before was not fair. He wants to reduce the tax burden to prevent an inheritance from becoming a “serious economic loss for many families, who have to face its payment, without the inheritance entailing any economic benefit or real increase in their assets.” This seems a very refreshing attitude although his opposition have argued that the wealthy will avoid tax that would generate around €400 million a year. This assumes that the timing of deaths and gifts matches their statistics.

Succession Tax

There are conditions to this bonificación in that only close family members and spouses will benefit but that is the same with the existing reduction. The improvement is that, for the majority of spouses and close family members, they will receive a reduction of 99% on the tax bill. Currently it is only 50%.

All this being said, there is still room for inheritance tax, and gift tax, planning. We experience many complicated situations where, for example, couples are not married or there are children from different marriages. Keeping assets away from the inheritance and gift tax net in Spain, in a legal way, is key, especially for beneficiaries who do not live in Spain.

We await absolute approval of the bill but, and although this may sound a little insensitive, any deaths, and gifts made, since 28th May 2023 will be eligible for this new law.

And like buses… Abolition of Wealth Tax in Valencia?

One at a time, please!

More to follow…

To find out how Spanish inheritance and gift tax will affect you and your beneficiaries, as well how we can help you with your existing investments and tax planning, and provide you with ideas for the future, contact me today at or on +34 618 204 731 (WhatsApp)

Article by John Hayward

If you are based in the Costa Blanca area you can contact John at: for more information. If you are based in another area within Europe, please complete the form below and we will put a local adviser in touch with you.

Contact John Hayward direct about: "The end of succession tax in Valencia"

    The Spectrum IFA Group is committed to building long term client relationships. This form collects your name and contact details so we can contact you about this specific enquiry. For further information, please see our Privacy Policy.