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:  

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) latest annual Taxing Wages report notes that Spain’s income tax burden is above the OECD member country average, especially for single workers and two-earner couples with two children. According to this same report, “the take-home pay of an average single worker, after tax and benefits, is 78.6% of their gross wage.”  

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 the country are taxed on worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed only on Spain-sourced income.

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