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In what circumstances is it necessary to appoint a tax representative?

If the transferor is not resident in the EEA, and if the sale price of the real estate property exceeds EUR 150,000, a tax representative must be appointed, unless the property sold has been held for more than 30 years. This requirement applies even when there is no capital gain.

The seller must foresee this requirement, as the appointment of a tax representative can generate an additional cost for him.

We should comment that since 1 January 2015, this obligation to appoint a tax representative was removed for taxpayers resident in the EU and EEA (except for Liechtenstein) in regard to real estate capital gains for individuals