In Barcelona, the City Council offers a variety of Real Estate Tax (IBI) rebates to help those who have income limitations or are economically disadvantaged. These bonuses are useful for owners in Barcelona, as they reduce costs and provide financial relief in difficult times.
What is the IBI?
The Real Estate Tax (IBI) is a mandatory municipal tax regulated by articles 60 to 77 of the Consolidated Text of the Local Treasury Law. It applies to owners of real estate such as farms, lots, land, buildings, houses or other real estate. The IBI is calculated based on the cadastral value of the property, which is the value granted by the General Directorate of the Real Estate Cadastre,
Who can request the IBI discount?
In Barcelona, the City Council offers various IBI discounts to property owners who meet the minimum requirements to access the following discounts.
In newly built buildings and comprehensive rehabilitation works, the discount is aimed at construction companies. It can be requested by the legal representative of the company or the person to whom the process is delegated.
In officially protected housing (VPO), the bonus can be requested by the taxpayer of the first acquisition. In second-hand homes, no bonus is contemplated.
Bonus for large families (general case), will be processed in accordance with the information provided by the "Department of Social Welfare of the Generalitat" and will be applied ex officio on the IBI receipt, without it being necessary to request it specifically. You should only request it expressly if the bonus is not applied to the tax receipt. In this case, it can be requested by the taxpayer or the person to whom he delegates the procedure before the corresponding Town Hall.
Discounts for large families (with one or more disabled members), must be specifically requested. It can be requested by the taxpayer or the person to whom he delegates the process.
In the properties of public research organizations and those of university education, the discount can be requested by the interested organization through its representative or person to whom it delegates the process.
In properties dedicated to housing in which systems for thermal or electrical use of solar energy have been installed, the taxpayer or person to whom they delegate the process can request the discount.
In municipally-owned buildings that are used for the activities of sports facilities, civic centers and other municipal facilities, the taxpayer or person to whom he delegates the process can request the discount.
In the real estate of agricultural cooperatives and community exploitation of the land, the taxpayer or the person to whom he delegates the process can request the bonus.
In housing cooperative assets in assignment of use to non-profit and social initiative entities, the taxpayer or the person to whom he delegates the process may request the discount.
Process the IBI discount electronically.
The IBI bonuses through the telematic method are a great help and a good way for the people of Barcelona to reduce the tax burden on their homes. Today there is the option of electronic processing. In this way, those interested can obtain the bonus quickly, comfortably and safely. To do this, you must first access the page of Barcelona City Council website and follow the instructions by submitting all the required documentation and filling out the necessary form.
What can be done?
You can request information, provide documentation of a process in progress or by requirement of rectification or present allegations or a withdrawal of the real estate tax rebate.
How is the procedure performed?
The system will ask the interested parties to identify themselves in the Virtual Office and to use the electronic signature in order to submit the application to the electronic registry.
Fill the form.
Attach the documentation.
Confirm the data and sign the application for presentation in the electronic registry.
You can print the proof of the procedure carried out (document in PDF format) or save it on your computer.
The Municipal Finance Institute will review the documentation submitted and, if applicable, will see the discount applied to the tax receipt.
If you present allegations or a withdrawal, the Municipal Finance Institute will review the documentation provided and notify its resolution.
Where can I find more information about IBI bonuses?
In the page Barcelona City Council website you can find all the answers to frequently asked questions about IBI bonuses, as well as additional information and tips to receive bonuses. In addition, taxpayers can sign up for the electronic notification and alert service to stay up to date on the corresponding tax charges.
To take into account: the IBI bonuses can vary from one year to the next, so it is important to be aware of the changes that are made in the regulations in order to be able to access all the benefits to which one is entitled.