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  • Spanish VAT recovery of employee expenses under the SII

    You can now claim Spanish input VAT on employee expenses that were excluded from your VAT return following the implementation of the Spanish SII. Together with our local partner, we will process and convert those expenses into valid invoices that you can post in bulk into your system and include in your Spanish SII report and VAT return.. What was the problem with recovery of employee expenses? The Spanish SII requires all transactions to be reported individually. Even employee expenses...
    • By Pedro MAROSAVAT
    • Published 07/06/2018 23:36
  • Spanish matriculation tax and VAT on chartering

    Spanish VAT on chartering. Matriculation tax Spanish matriculation tax is an additional indirect tax obligation on boats purchased or used in Spain. It is foreseen only for private individuals or businesses not using the boat for commercial purposes. This tax is important for foreign chartering companies because of a high tax rate of 12% and the lack of certainty on the position of the authorities about foreign businesses operating in Spain.  Matriculation tax is regulated outside the Spanish VAT law....
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 04/06/2018 11:58
  • Spain drops the SII due date extension

    When is the Spanish SII in force? The Spanish SII obligations will enter into force on 1 July 2017 for all taxpayers irrespective of individual circumstances. Despite unofficial announcements of the Spanish tax authorities, there will be no individual extensions granted to those taxpayers who are late adapting their ERP system to the IT requirements of the Spanish SII. All businesses should start reporting their invoice listings electronically within eight days from the moment the invoice is issued (accounts receivable)...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 27/04/2018 12:24
  • Changes in Spanish SII files as from July 2018

    The Spanish tax authorities announced changes to the content of SII files. These changes will apply as from 1 July 2018. Although the changes are not significant, they will change the structure of the XML (format of the Spanish SII files) so most businesses will require an update on their ERP system or SII plugin to comply with the new rules. This is a summary of the changes applicable as from July 2018: Transactions with a total value above €100,000,000...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 19/03/2018 10:59
  • Tax Authorities start sending letters about Spanish SII reconciliations

    Spanish SII submission notification Tax Authorities have already started sending communications to taxpayers required to submit information through the Spanish SII system, the real-time VAT reporting obligation in Spain. The purpose of these communications is to warn businesses about the discrepancies found between the VAT returns and Spanish SII reports submitted, as well as highlight the importance of meeting these compliance obligations to avoid possible penalties (reporting period, information provided, content data requirements, etc). How is this impacting your VAT...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 01/12/2017 9:27