TweetAccording to the ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism’s report on Spain’s energy pricing, electricity prices are falling : 4.9% less than 2013 which was 3.7% less than 2012, however gas prices remain high – 0.5% more than 2013 however are due to fall by 3% from Jan 2015 thanks to falling petrol prices. With […]
How do I become a freelance or autonomous worker in Spain?
TweetQ. How do I become a freelance or autonomous worker in Spain? A. In order to register in Spain as autonomo, you must be in possession of an NIE certificate. If you are an EU citizen, then this along with your passport is sufficient. If you are a non-EU citizen however, you must have a […]
Culture in Spain December Roundup
TweetPeter Pan, Bleu! and a new temple of design are a welcomed addition to your holidays This holiday season the stage comes alive for children as both the young and young at heart, have the opportunity to relive a timeless classic, Peter Pan. The audience will be treated to Peter Pan, Wendy, fairies and mermaids […]
The IRS’ new streamlined offshore compliance program
Tweet The IRS makes significant variations to its offshore disclosure procedures to encourage U.S. taxpayers with foreign financial assets to comply with their tax obligations. Earlier this year, on June 18, the IRS pronounced major modifications to its offshore voluntary compliance programs, providing fresh opportunities to aid taxpayers residing both overseas and in the United […]
Google News shutting down in Spain
TweetSpain’s protectionist attempt at taxing news aggregators such as Google, for linking to Spanish News sites has dramatically backfired leaving Spanish news publishers cut off from Google’s immense traffic of 10 billion clicks to publisher websites per month. Hoping to reap €80 million a year for the Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies (AEDE) effective from January,the […]
Uber forced to shut down operations today in Spain following Taxi Association opposition
Tweet Uber, the car ride sharing app, has been forced to shut down operations from today, Judges in Madrid have ordered. Following protests by Spanish taxi associations, and ‘cautionary measures’ supporting a future court case presented by the Madrid Tax Association against the Californian based startup, the judge passed the decision that Uber drivers “lack […]
U.S. Expatriated Entrepreneurs and Apple Tax Rules: Not All That Different.
TweetBack in 2013 the Offshore Leaks report, the crisis in Cyprus and the US Senate’s probe of Apple’s tax affairs injected renewed urgency into a global effort to crack down on aggressive tax avoidance. In fact, governmental authorities alleging that Apple had avoided billions of dollars in taxes shone an unforgiving spotlight on the international […]