The Spanish Tax Office, La Agencia Tributaria (colloquially known as Hacienda), has never been known for being helpful or approachable to the taxpayer, however in the last few months things seem to have taken a turn for the worse.
Foreign companies wishing to offer their services or goods here in Spain are generally required to register for Spanish VAT here: known as IVA – Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido.
The Agencia Tributaria system for filing the 2014 annual residents’ tax returns opens in late April, so now is a good time to start to prepare ! Here’s an overview of the Spanish online tax filing system for residents, including how to pay your tax bill and claim any refunds due.
If you live in France but work across the border in Switzerland then you are, as you are probably aware, know as a travailleur frontalier, and a special set of tax rules apply.Continue reading “Frontalier tax returns”
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The time for filing the 2014 annual French tax returns (i.e. for the year 2013) is approaching !
Here’s a guide which should help you decide which tax regime you should use to declare your rental income and which forms need to be completed.Continue reading “Non-residents with French rental income- which tax returns to file ?”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.
Benjamin Franklin, 1789
Even Benjamin Franklin could never have forseen Modelo 720, this unpopular, perplexing and even frightening tax declaration that has been in force in Spain for a year now.
For the last couple of years, the Agencia Tributaria has been rolling out a service by which Spanish companies and Spanish establishments of overseas companies are required to register for Electronic Notifications (NotificacionesElectrónicas Obligatorias).
Annual income tax: for non-residents with no rental income
If you own a Spanish property which you do not rent out, then you are still obliged under Spanish tax law to submit an annual tax return and pay the tax due.
Over the twelve years that I have been practising in Spain, I have taken on work from several non-resident clients who wish to reclaim the overpaid tax on the sale of their Spanish properties. Over that time, the tax rates and returns have changed, while one thing has stayed the same: it’s an awfully slow process !