Author Archives: Jesús R. Ballesteros

Increase in special taxes and 1,000 € limit on cash payments

New developments in taxation for 2017 As from 1st January 2017 it is illegal to pay more than 1,000 euros in cash. On 2nd December 2016 the Spanish Cabinet passed a Decree-Law which reduces the amount of cash payments to 1,000 euros (up until now the limit was 2,500€), as payment for any goods or […]

Compulsory Representation for Non-Residents

People considered Non-Resident for Tax Purposes in Spain have two ways of obtaining some kind of revenue (income): either through a permanent establishment or without any permanent establishment being involved. In the first case, with a permanent establishment[1], tax is paid on the entire revenue attributable to that establishment, regardless of the place where the […]

VAT in the construction and rental properties

Continuing on from our previous article, let´s assume that we are a company, that first we bought a plot of development land and on this land we have built ten apartments, we have paid VAT on the purchase of the land and also during the construction of the apartments, as we have contracted the services […]

How to apply for the refund of VAT or compensate the paid VAT?

If you have read our previous post “When do we apply VAT to a purchase of urbanised land“, you will know that we are buying a plot of land that is urbanised or in the process of being urbanised, for which we will be paying VAT at 21 %.  Assuming for example that the price […]

When am I considered to be a Tax Resident in Spain?

Clients often tell us “I’m not Tax Resident in any country”. It is a serious mistake to think one is not a tax resident, because when you least expect it, the Spanish Tax Agency, or that of any another country can claim taxes from you as a resident, and bearing in mind that there is […]

When do we apply VAT to a purchase of urbanised land

When buying urbanised land, a very clear distinction must be made between the two important taxes that can be applied, of which one excludes the other. It is important to know that it is possible to apply VAT on the purchase of a plot of land, as the VAT paid on the purchase can be […]

Housing property rental and VAT Pro-rata

Tax implications for renting apartments and offices under the same company. We have often been asked about the tax implications for renting a housing property owned by a Company, as they don´t know if this will affect the rest of their incomes received from their rentals of business offices. The truth is that there are […]

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