When you buy a car in Spain, one of the costs you have to pay is an administrative tax to transfer the name on the ownership documents. You can pay the tax online, at a participating bank or at the Region Traffic Office. To pay online you will need a digital signature or “Clave pin“. Alternatively, you can download a form and pay at the bank.
How to complete Modelo 791
- Download the form
Click the link to go to the page where you can download the form to pay the taxes to transfer the ownership of a vehicle in Spain. Then click welcome at the top to change the page to English.
- Choose the right tax
Select the tax called “Cambios de titularidad de permiso de circulacion” in the box of taxes headed “Group I Permisos de Circulacion”. Type the number 1 in the box that says quantity.
- Complete your details online
In the section marked payment you can either enter your IBAN number or select cash (if you are going to pay it at a bank).
- Your document
- Pay the tax
You can then pay the tax at your bank and take the completed and stamped receipt with you to complete the transaction at the Regional Traffic Office.