What effect will the lockdown have on tax residency? Both the Spanish government and Tax Agency have failed to address this issue. Days spent under lockdown will not count towards tax residency in countries like Germany or France. AUTHOR: Andreu Bové, Tax Advisor Bové Montero y Asociados BOVÉ_CINCODÍAS_210520   The lockdown imposed by our governments…

Board of directors: personal income tax exemption on income earned abroad   AUTHOR: Francisco Javier Rodríguez. Tax Manager Bové Montero y Asociados   In light of the National High Court pronouncing in favour of the taxpayer, and while we await the Supreme Court’s judgment, it may be premature to rule out the possibility of directors…

  Global mobility after COVID-19 On 8 May, Bové Montero y Asociados organised a webinar in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. The global crisis caused by COVID-19 has affected all businesses to a greater or lesser extent, and one of the biggest impacts has been the restrictions on employee mobility. Last…

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…

  On Wednesday 15th April, Bové Montero y Asociados presented another webinar in collaboration with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Italy, “The tax outlook in Spain after COVID-19”.   The Spanish government has adopted urgent extraordinary measures to tackle COVID-19 which will affect businesses when it comes to paying tax. In this session, Andreu…

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…

Tax webinar with the German Chamber to tackle COVID-19   On Friday 3 April, Bové Montero y Asociados, in collaboration with the German Chamber of Commerce in Spain, organised a webinar called “Extraordinary tax measures to tackle COVID-19 in Spain”. This session formed part of the Chamber’s “Current legal and tax affairs” series, bringing together…

  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…

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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