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Message started by PlanesPete on Sep 19th, 2014 at 1:14pm

Title: Re: Independence - or not?
Post by El Alto on Sep 20th, 2014 at 3:37pm
Hi Pete,

I can imagine an independent Catalonia will face severe problem, I just don't see an urgent reason to leave ASAP for foreigners.

As long as you are not depending on it, a bad local economy is often an advantage (cheap labour, cheap restaurants etc.). Prices of property may drop but that is a good reason to stay and enjoy what you have (instead of leave and loose money in a bad market). So if you are not forced to sell, staying will be the better option.

And imho Catalunya is not squeezing every cent out of foreigners. Most taxes are much less then in my own country (property tax, cummunity tax, car tax etc). It is not very likely that will change in an independent Catalonia; locals can't pay higher taxes and a seperate tax-system for EU-foreigners will cut of any change to get back in the EU ever again.

Mark

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