After our previous gloomy posts on the difficulty in getting Spanish registered businesses onto the EU Intracommunity VAT register (VIES), we have some good news !
Recent clients for whom we have requested VIES registration have been approved very quickly- within a month at the most. This includes both foreign companies with no permanent establishment in Spain, and Spanish-resident self-employed workers (autonomos). With these clients, no physical office inspection or letter of enquiry was issued which was the case previously.
It looks like finally the Agencia Tributaria, the Spanish tax authorities, have started to think logically ! It´s a rare case in recent years of them moving a step forwards rather than backwards.