Regulatory Analysis

Posted September 7, 2023 by Kelly Muniz
Bizkaia: Draft to Postpone Batuz obligations for SMEs under discussion

The Bizkaia Tax Authority has published information regarding a possible postponement of the Batuz obligation for small and medium-sized companies, micro-enterprises, self-employed workers, small-sized cooperatives, or non-profit entities. A draft law is under discussion for this purpose. As it is still a draft, it needs to be officially published in order to become effective. The […]

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Posted June 29, 2023 by Robert Pelletier
Spain: Temporary Zero VAT Rate on Basic Foods Extended Until December 31, 2023

Pursuant to Royal Decree-Law 5/2023 of June 28, 2023, the temporary zero VAT rate on basic food items such as bread, flour, milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, tubers, and cereals has been extended until December 31, 2023. Please note that the temporary 4% reduced rate applied to the supply of face masks has not […]

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Posted June 20, 2023 by Victor Duarte
Spain: B2B e-invoicing draft regulation published

The Spanish Government published a draft version of the Royal Decree that develops article 12 of Law 18/2022, on the creation and growth of companies with the aim of establishing the Spanish system of mandatory B2B electronic invoicing. The regulation will be effective 12 months after its publication on the Spanish official Gazzete (BOE). The […]

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Posted June 16, 2023 by Victor Duarte
Bizkaia SII: Technical documentation updated

The tax authority in Bizkaia published an update for the technical documentation related to Bizkaia SII. The documentation introduces the value “AJ” (Ajuste del Margen de Beneficio) in the ledger of issued invoices for modifications of the tax base and quota for which there is no obligation to issue a rectifying invoice derived from the […]

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Posted March 8, 2023 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Public Consultation Related to B2B Mandatory e-Invoicing Launched

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital) has launched a public consultation on the upcoming B2B e-Invoicing mandate to improve the participation of citizens in the procedure of elaboration of norms, prior to its development. This public consultation is carried out through the web portal of the […]

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Posted January 19, 2023 by Robert Pelletier
Canary Islands: Reduced VAT Rates on Face Masks and Gloves Extended to 30 June 2023

Pursuant to Decree Law 15/2022, the zero-rate VAT rate that temporarily applied to supplies of face masks and gloves in the Canary Islands is extended until June 30, 2023. The decree can be found here (in Spanish).

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Posted January 10, 2023 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Gipuzkoa Tax Authority clarifies the impact of the TicketBAI obligation on local SII

The Gipuzkoa Tax Authority in the Basque Country announced that The TicketBAI obligation does not exempt taxpayers from complying with SII requirements. However, it is clarified that the data sent by TicketBAI will be understood as filling in the same matching fields that correspond in the SII exclusively with the ledger of invoices issued required for the SII. The remaining […]

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Posted January 6, 2023 by Robert Pelletier
Spain: Reduced VAT Rates on Face Masks and Electricity Extended and Zero Rate on Basic Foods

As announced by the Spanish Ministry of Finance on 27 December 2022 and pursuant to Royal Decree-Law 20/2022, the reduced VAT rates applied to supplies of face masks and electricity have been extended. Surgical face masks will maintain the 4% VAT rate until 30 June 2023, and electricity will maintain the 5% VAT rate until […]

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Posted December 28, 2022 by Robert Pelletier
Spain: Eliminating Use and Enjoyment on Electronic Services Effective 1 January 2023

The Spanish General State Budget for 2023 was published on 24 December 2022. Among the changes is the removal of the use and enjoyment rule for determining the place of supply of B2B and B2C sales of electronic services when such services are used or enjoyed in Spain. This change is effective 1 January 2023. […]

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Posted December 20, 2022 by Hector Fernandez
Spain: New Modelo 480 Published

On the 19 December 2022, the Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (AEAT) published the new Modelo 480 for future submissions, including 2022, in the Spanish Gazette. Alongside this, an extension for the annual tax submission has been confirmed, with submissions allowed up to 31 January. This is a positive change as it allows for more […]

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Posted November 30, 2022 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Updated technical documentation for the SII

The AEAT updated the technical documentation for the SII. Changes introduced by the new documentation will be in force in the production environment from 1 January 2023. Among the changes, the value AJ was added to the ledger of issued invoices for adjustments of the benefit’s margin and new validations and errors associated with this […]

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Posted September 30, 2022 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Law implementing mandatory B2B e-invoicing was published in the Official Gazette

On September 29, 2022, the law implementing mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Spain was published in the Official Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado -BOE-). Therefore, from that date, the Government has 6 months to approve the necessary regulatory framework. More information about this law is in our blog: Spanish Congress Approves Mandatory B2B e-Invoicing 

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Posted September 19, 2022 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Congress Approved Law Adopting Mandatory B2B e-Invoicing

According to this Law, not yet published in the Official Gazette, all entrepreneurs and professionals must issue, send and receive electronic invoices in their business relationships with other businessmen and professionals. Additionally, the recipient and the sender of electronic invoices must provide information on the status of the invoices. The Government will have 6 months […]

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Posted February 23, 2022 by Victor Duarte
Spain: Draft Regulation establishing new invoicing requirements

The Spanish Tax Authority AEAT has published a draft resolution establishing the requirements that must be adopted by computer or electronic systems and programs that support the billing processes of businesses and professionals. According to the draft regulation, taxpayers must have their operational computer systems compliant with the new requirements as of January 1, 2024. […]

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Posted July 13, 2021 by Hector Fernandez

The system of penalties/surcharges for late submission without prior requirement by the Tax Authorities (Art. 27.2 LGT 58/2003) has been modified by the Act 11/2021 published on Saturday 10 July 2021 in the Spanish Gazette (BOE) and came into force on Sunday 11 July 2021. The new rule brings changes to the penalties/surcharges system. The […]

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Posted October 29, 2020 by Christophe Bourdaire
Spain – Plan to Increase the IPT Rate From 6% to 8% in 2021

The Spanish Government presented its Budget Law project for 2021 on 28 October 2020. The project includes a plan to increase the insurance premium tax (IPT) rate from 6% to 8%.  This move would increase the revenue generated by IPT in Spain by one third. The Budget Law project will now be debated and votes […]

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Posted March 23, 2020 by Ramón Frias
SPAIN: Tax Administration starts the Pre-filling of Periodic VAT Returns

The Spanish tax administration (AEAT) announced on its website that it has started to pre-fill the periodic VAT return of certain taxpayers (Modelo 303), based on information these taxpayers supply via the SII. The service is called Pre303, and going forward, it will be available for the tax return of February 2020 that is due in […]

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Posted July 11, 2019 by Christophe Bourdaire
Spain – Environmental Surcharge to be Reported to the New Consorcio Reporting System

The Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) now requires insurance companies to report and declare the surcharge to the Environmental Damage Compensations Fund through its new reporting system (SIR). This requirement took effect on 01 July 2019. As for Extraordinary Risks surcharges, detailed information on the policies subject to the 8% Environmental surcharge must now […]

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