New law on measures to prevent and combat tax fraud[1]     The recently published Anti-fraud Act transposes the European Union (EU) law on tax avoidance practices and, in addition, introduces changes designed to establish the parameters for tax justice, and to facilitate actions aimed at preventing and combating fraud by strengthening tax…

  Author: Andreu Bové, Partner of Bové Montero y Asociados   On 1 July, the scope of the so-called “”One Stop Shop” for VAT will be extended. Currently this “one-stop” tax collection system is already being used for certain telecommunication services. The implementation of this new “One Stop Shop (OSS)” system has as its main…

In light of the recent approval and entry into force of the Digital Services Tax Act and its implementing regulations, affected companies must file their first tax return during the month of July 2021. In this update we will briefly outline the international tax situation and the practical application of this new tax in Spain….

  The Spanish General Budget Act for 2021 has introduced several tax changes that aim to increase tax revenues. The national regulation was passed at the last minute, having been published on 30 December 2020 to be applied with immediate effect from 1 January 2021. Some of the main tax measures are:   Personal Income…

  RDL 19/2020: main commercial and tax changes   At Bové Montero y Asociados we summarise and analyse the main tax and commercial changes adopted in Royal Decree-law 19/2020, of 26 May 2020. These include changes to: Deadlines for preparing and approving annual accounts Filing annual accounts with the Commercial Register Deferring tax liabilities Filing…

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…

  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…

  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:…

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