Taxes

Learn about income and sales taxes, and how foreigners are taxed. Find out how file taxes and what income may be excluded from taxation. Below is a brief excerpt from this section:  

A person is considered a resident of Spain for tax purposes if:

  • He or she is present in Spain for more than 183 days in a calendar year.

  • The person’s center of business and economic activities is in Spain.

  • The person’s spouse and dependents usually reside in Spain.

Residents of Spain are taxed on worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed only on Spain-sourced income. Taxable income includes salaries, wages, dividends, interest and capital gains. Irregular income (such as unemployment benefits or severance pay) received for more than two years may also be subject to tax. Generally, an individual must file a tax declaration if his or her annual income exceeds 22,000 EUR from only one employer, and when it exceeds 12,000 EUR if the income originates from more than one source. First-time residents must also file, regardless of the amount of income earned.

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