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 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 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 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 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 June 18, 2017 by Sovos
Spain Takes Final Steps Towards Real Time Reporting Stating July 1

The Spanish Tax Administration (AEAT) recently released a comprehensive set of files, tools, and documents necessary for the full implementation of the Immediate Information Remittance System (SII Version 1.0). As a final test step before actual go-live, AEAT announced that from June 21 through June 29 taxpayers and solution providers may begin submitting SII reports […]

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Posted May 31, 2017 by Lee Pender
Spain Enacts New Mandate Regarding the SII

Spain has issued Ministerial Order HFP/2017, which establishes the technical requirements for the implementation of the Immediate Remittance of Information system, locally known as SII. According to this new order, the effective date of the mandate is July 1, 2017. The order officially describes the information that should be sent to the Spanish tax authorities for […]

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