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Online holiday-home websites start automatically informing taxman of rental income

  • According to owners' representatives there are 21,185 registered properties in Malaga province that will be affected

All arrivals and departures at self-catering accommodation booked though websites will automatically be passed to Hacienda, the Spanish tax office, from this month.

Operators of the booking platforms will have to tell the government how much money was paid for the reservation, the name of the person receiving the money and the property's fiscal details.

The sites have been given until January next year as a period of grace in order to organise the paperwork, but will still have to report current months in retrospect when the time comes.

According to owners' representatives there are 21,185 registered properties in Malaga province that will be affected.