Javier Valls Abogados - Tax law firm in Barcelona (Spain) specialiced in Spanish and international tax law
A European group intends to send workers (expatriates) from across Europe to its factories in Spain, either directly or through employment agencies based abroad.
The procedure for the refund of input VAT in Spain often creates conflicts with the Spanish tax authorities that can go on for years. The office in charge of examining these applications is extremely restrictive and rigid.
Buying properties at a good price to renovate them and then either resell or rent them to Spanish residents or non-residents, is a common form of investment. Prior tax planning regarding VAT, Property Transfer Tax and Corporate Tax becomes essential.
VAT and the use of warehouses and storage facilities in Spain by foreign companies for the sale of goods
Businesses are increasingly using warehouses spread across one or more countries as a global strategy for the distribution of their products. The question that arises is whether these companies are established in Spain from a VAT point of view, as this would affect the way they need to invoice.
Foreign company designs store interiors and carries out works for international luxury chain. Tax implications
An Italian luxury goods brand entrusts the design of its stores to a specialist company, to ensure that their interior projects a homogeneous image across the globe. This specialist company subcontracts the works to other national and foreign companies.
The traditional way of selling in the Spanish market through a sociedad limitada or “S.L.” – a limited liability company – is by no means the only option. There are alternative options that can be much more appealing to the foreign company, such as a branch, a representative office or even a storing facility or warehouse.
A major German group, with division of branches of activity in Spain, wishes to sell a part of its business in Spain to an international investment fund without renouncing any of the losses accumulated in Spain. What is the best option?
Areas of expertise
Entering the Spanish market
Changing tax residence
Real Estate Investments
Corporate Tax / M&A
Inheritance & Donation tax