Finally, and after several years, the United States has ratified the Protocol amending the Treaty for the avoidance of double taxation signed with Spain. In general terms, the new Protocol considerably reduces taxation in the source country, incorporates measures to prevent tax evasion and expands coordination between the authorities of both States. Some of…

  Commission calls on Spain to abolish the obligation imposed on non-resident taxpayers to appoint a tax representative The Europrean Commission decided on 25th July 2019 to send a reasoned opinion to Spain for obliging non-resident taxpayers to appoint, in certain cases, a tax representative domiciled in Spain. This can result in extra costs and obstacles…

  We have recently become aware about the Opinion given by the European Commission to Spain in February 2017, in relation to the obligation of declaring assets and rights abroad (“Form 720”). This urges the Spanish Tax Authorities to abide by a two month fixed period, to take the necessary measures of adapting these internal regulations, which…