Spain’s tax agency (La Agencia Tributaria) has launched its own property portal through the Official State Gazette website (Portal del Boletín Oficial del Estado), according to a statement on the government’s website.

The portal will enable users to access information on property that is being auctioned off by the agency after being seized in lieu of tax arrears.

According to the statement, “The system has been designed to quickly and easily locate any property that suits the needs of the interested party using search criteria such as the province where the property is located, the type of property or its valuation.”

It adds that the portal also offers a “map” option to let users see exactly where properties are located.

Moreover, the service offers “the possibility of saving selected properties as favorites to facilitate their recovery in future accesses to the search engine or even share them by mobile instant messaging … [while] an alert subscription system has been enabled that will notify the interested party when an auction that meets those criteria begins.”

Phone assistance is also available before, during and after auctions are held. This being the Spanish civil service, it is not surprising that the business hours of this helpline are limited to 9am-2pm Monday-Friday.

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