We highlight some of the latest tax measures introduced by the government, with effect from 23 April 2020:   1. Reduced 0% VAT rate for specific medical equipment. Zero-rate VAT will be applied to supplies of goods, imports, and intra-EU acquisitions of goods when the recipients are hospitals, clinics, public bodies, or private centres that…

  From 23 April 2020, electronic books, newspapers, and magazines will be taxed at 4% VAT.   Until now, the Spanish Tax Agency had repeatedly responded to queries by applying a higher VAT rate compared to goods supplied in printed format, only allowing the 4% VAT rate for books that had been transferred to reading…

International Tax – COVID-19: OECD Recommendations   The OECD has recently issued recommendations on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on cross-border workers, permanent establishments and the place of effective management of companies. Although these recommendations should be interpreted as soft law (i.e. not legally binding), they can be used as guidance until the Tax…

  Finacining in times of COVID-19 From Monday 6 April 2020, businesses can access the new financing facility guaranteed by the ICO (Instituto de Crédito Oficial). This measure activates the first 20-billion-euro tranche of the 100-billion-euro “Guarantee Line”, which the government has approved to deal with the lack of liquidity caused by COVID-19.   How…

  Royal Decree-law 112020_COVID19_ENG Royal Decree-law 11/2020, of 1 April 2020, sets out a new series of social measures aimed at supporting workers, consumers, families and vulnerable groups, as well as steps to support businesses and the self-employed. We highlight and summarise the following implications for labour law: – Moratorium on Social Security contributions –…

  March 18 saw the publication in the Official State Gazette of Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of March 17, on urgent measures to tackle the economic and social effects of COVID-19, which is effective from the date of publication. We summarise the most relevant Tax measures of this Royal Decree-Law. Granting of powers for Customs clearance: The…

  March 18 saw the publication in the Official State Gazette of Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of March 17, on urgent measures to tackle the economic and social effects of COVID-19, which is effective from the date of publication. We summarise the most relevant Commercial measures affecting legal entities governed by private law of this Royal…

  Royal Decree-law 82020_COVID19_ENG March 18 saw the publication in the Official State Gazette of Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of March 17, on urgent measures to tackle the economic and social effects of COVID-19, which is effective from the date of publication. We summarise the most relevant measures of this Royal Decree-Law affecting the following areas:…

We take a detailed look at the latest updates affecting labour law, published in Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of March 17, on extraordinary urgent measures to tackle the economic and social effects of COVID-19:   Preferential nature of remote working. Organisational systems should be established to enable continued activity by alternative mechanisms, particularly by means of…

Last 14th March saw the publication of urgent tax measures to tackle the economic impact of COVID-19 in the Official State Gazette (link).   Specifically, the possibility of deferring tax payments has been granted to taxpayers (person or entity) whose turnover was under EUR 6.010.121,05 in 2019.   This deferral will be applicable to withholdings…

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