Digamextra No. 439 Saturday December 11th 2016 

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Taxed in the UK or Spain?

I note that some people are still alluding to the 183 day rule to determine in which country you are deemed to be resident for tax purposes. However, since the implementation, (in 2014), of the Double Taxation Convention between the UK and Spain, the 183 day rule no longer applies. (It was virtually impossible to enforce  anyway!). You can find the full convention document though the following link – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507409/spain-dtc_-_in_force.pdf

In particular see paragraph 2, which defines the new rules for determining your resident status for tax liability. One of the main criteria is now, your “centre of vital interest”. i.e. the main source of your income. For example – Assuming you have a permanent property available to you in both the UK and Spain, and your source of income is UK pensions, you can be domicile in Spain for the full 365 days of the year, but still only be subject to UK taxes. (you will still, of course, be liable to IBI and the Non Resident tax in Spain).  As this convention is between the UK and Spain, it should be unaffected by Brexit. Also, you may find the banks asking for proof of your source of income, i.e. a UK tax return.

Peter Wells

peter dot threepins @ gmail dot com



Question – re Exotic Hens

Does anyone keep or know of someone who keeps exotic hens? i.e. Silkies, Polands, etc. As I am interested to add to my collection.

I live in the Sayalonga area, but don’t mind where in the Andalusia area.

andrewsmajor53 at gmail dot com



Services Available– Transport

I am aware that there is a lady in Nerja called Sharon who wishes to move assorted items to Hersham on the 16th January 2017.

If you contact me directly I may be able to help you.

620 44 34 51 or +44 7900 660949.

lee @ dantis.co.uk (no spaces)



Services Needed-Piper for Burns Night

Anyone know of a piper available for a Burns Supper on 26th Jan 2017 in Nerja?

Contact Bill Ogilvie on 635137617



Services Available Transport to the Airport
Do you need a reliable driver to the airport or anywhere else,

pick up from all areas campo included,

spacious 4×4.
email: drivinginmycar2atgmaildotcom



Services Needed Electrician

Need an electrician who can repair a switch on hoist and also install two outside plugs.  contact  cajun_spice98 @ yahoo.com


Recommendation Needed- El Pino Camping

Has anyone out there in Digame land got any observations on El Pino camping Torrox, Friends are considering buying a caravan / lodge for semi permanent residence and would be glad to hear of peoples experience / problems / recommendations /  etc ,

views of residents would be helpful

replies to haydnwhite01 @ gmail.com



Wooden Door Treatment- Recommendation Needed

Can anyone recommend a local company (Nerja) who strip, standard, internal wooden doors and repaint  or spray in white.

Replies to alanhallows at yahoo dot co dot U.K.



Recommendation Chimney sweep

I would like to recommend Russ and his mate !! excellent job, reasonable price and very clean no mess after, well done boys !!!

Russ 654 184 242


What’s on – CamaLeon gigs

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What’s on-at Los Amigos, Torrox Park.




What’s on- Programes for Artists


It is the season for pressies and can I remind Artists, would-be Artists and their present givers about our much acclaimed painting DVDs available here in Spain, at a special euro price.

There are twenty one in the series made with well known Artists on all media and two which feature landscapes in Andalucia.  The most recent of these is ‘Painting Watercolours in Andalucia’ with Barry Herniman.  You can see the trailer at  http://www.seebafilms.co.uk/art-pw.html  but take a moment to see the others on the web site, also Andrew John’s ‘Watercolour in Andalucia’.   DVDs can be collected by arrangement, meeting in Torrox or nearby.

I can be called on 678249387 or send an email –  chris at seebafilms dot co dot uk




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For Sale-Luton Box Lorry 


An excellent opportunity to purchase a Luton Box lorry ideal for general removals or conversion for carrying livestock.

The 7.5 ton, 26 foot lorry was manufactured in 1995 by DAF with manual transmission and a 130Bhp diesel engine only having driven 164,477 miles. The UK registered, fully legal, vehicle has just arrived in Spain having had a full service before its latest MOT in September, 2016. Recent improvements include three new tyres, replacement brakes, steering box replacement and a new clutch.

Asking price is 3,000€ or best offer. However, an exchange for a Spanish registered car/4×4 will be considered.

Please contact Jazz on Tel: 658655045 or email: aoajazzo1pcntr@hotmail.com




Wanted –Blackout Curtains

(I’m reposting this from a week ago as we didn’t notice the silly mistake we made with our contact details.)

Some of our black-out curtains have definitely seen better days, so we are looking to replace them.

Do any of you ever-so-kind Digamites know of where to buy ready-made blackouts, or failing that, the material & names of anyone who makes them.

We are in Nerja so the nearer to here the better, but can travel if necessary.

Replies please to jennifer @ jday.eu

While I’m here, John & I would like to say a public ‘Thank you’ to Jane Kirk for the splendid job she does editing ‘Digamextra’.

It really is an exceptionally valuable source of information.

Have a great Christmas all, & the very best of 2017 to you!

Jennifer & John



For SaleGlass Topped Dining Room Table


In excellent condition. 150×90 or 220×90 extended.

Torrox Costa. 100 Euros ono

Tel: 692856470



Wanted . Birthday & Greetings Cards

Before discarding your old birthday cards, could I have them for crafting….. I can collect them from the Torre del Mar area. Whatsapp or phone 606738130



For Sale –Flights to Norway- Reduced to €150
Hello, I have 2 return Norwegian flight tickets, leaving Malaga at 06.45 on 21st December 2016 and returning on 28th December at 09.15.

Cost was £380.+ for sale £200. Have spoken with Norwegian airlines and the cost to change names is £36 ppl.
marilyn.boakes @ btinternet dot com



For Sale Exercise bike 

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Bought from Decathlon a year ago, cost 299€.

Perfect condition.Selling for 140€.

Has preset programs or you can create your own.

Buyer to collect from Torre del Mar.

Gill Sharples 608 96 96 25 (phone or whatsapp)



For Sale- Off Road Motocross Bike   

2002 KTM 125SX off road motocross bike
Phone 658164021 (Torrox area)




For Sale – Food Warmer


Brand new, in box, UK plug, never used, ideal for Christmas!



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