5 February 2020 saw the publication, a little later than scheduled, of Royal Decree-law 3/2020, which transposes various EU Directives and Regulations onto Spanish legislation. Included among these are the VAT “Quick Fixes”, which we analysed in a tax update in October 2019. These changes will come into force on 1 March 2020….

    The Spanish Tax Agency has recently launched a special plan to check on taxpayers who repeatedly record tax losses on their Corporate Income Tax returns, which can be carried forward and offset in subsequent periods. The move was revealed in the 2020 General Tax Control Plan, which was recently published and notably includes…

    The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden recently lodged a request for a preliminary ruling with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on whether a branch and its principal establishment (that is, its headquarters in another jurisdiction), where the latter is part of a VAT group, are considered independent parties for…

    For foreign companies interested in operating in the EU, it is important to know when a structure is regarded as a fixed establishment (FE) for VAT purposes. In this respect, Advocate General Kokott’s preliminary findings in case C-547/18, on whether or not a subsidiary constitutes a FE, are particularly relevant. The events that…

    The place of supply of services for VAT purposes in an international context is an issue of great importance. In this case and generally, the place of VAT taxation for services supplied by one business to another (B2B) is the location of the customer’s headquarters. However, the regulation on effective use and enjoyment…

    For those employees who must travel abroad to carry out their job, the regulations of the Spanish Personal Income Tax (IRPF) include two different regimes that allow a part of their salary to be exempt from taxation in Spain. However, although the regime provided for in article 7p of the Personal Income Tax…

    As of January 1, 2020, the intra-Community VAT measures listed below will come into force. Spain will have to include these rules to its internal legislation before the aforementioned date. However, the current political situation will make it difficult to meet this deadline.   Consignment Stock (“Call-off stock”) “Call-off stock” refers to transactions…

    For years, the Spanish tax authorities have imposed on companies established outside the EU that plan operating in Spain the obligation to appoint a tax representative with residence in Spain to represent them in their relations with the Tax Administration. This obligation implies, among others, an important extra cost for these companies compared…

    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…