How to reduce your taxes in Spain by donating to charity

Tweet The Spanish Fundraising Association claims that 20% of Spanish residents give to charity, with almost 3.6 million regular donors, contributing €489 million in 2014 in Spain. Far from the Spanish Third Sectors’ hay day of €825 million donations in 2007, the reduction in charitable contributions can be blamed on tough socio-economic factors causing: individual […]


US Expats – Tax Filing Deadlines for 2015

Tweet As US Expats, it´s important to take note of the typical deadlines which may be slightly different each year. Mark your calendar in advance of those deadlines and forward the needed information to your tax advisor by these dates. Deadlines April 15, 2015 – US tax filing deadline and due date for all taxes liabilities […]

How much IRPF and IVA should I be paying as a freelance worker in Spain?

TweetQ. How much IRPF and IVA should I be paying as a freelance worker in Spain? A. The IRPF (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Fisicas) is a progressive, direct income tax which is paid by your client as a withholding tax directly to the Spanish tax office (find out more here). Currently, freelance workers […]

A Freelance Guide to Autonomo Expenses in Spain

TweetWorking as a freelance professional in Spain can be costly taking into account Social Security charges, IRPF (income tax) rates, accountant and advisor fees, not to mention transport and living expenses. However, the Income Tax Return, filed quarterly and annually (by June 30 2015 for 2014 taxes), will gauge how much you’re taxed on your […]

How to reduce your US taxes

Tweet I hear it and read it so often: The US tax law is ‘convoluted, unclear, full of double negatives, and incredibly punitive with penalties and interests’. Some clients have previously been told by other advisers there was nothing they could do to reduce their taxes because their income was too high, or, have been […]

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 […]

What do I need to declare as a TEFL teacher in Spain?

TweetHow to find work as an English Teacher in Spain Finding a job as an English teacher in Spain will be easier with a relevant degree qualification or by passing the available certification for teaching English as a foreign language, the most recognised being the CELTA (University of Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to […]

EU rules Spanish Inheritance Tax discriminatory and illegal

TweetThe European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ordered Spain to change the law related to inheritance tax or Impuesto sobre Sucesiones y Donaciones – judged illegal due to discriminatory rates charged to foreigners – and repay approximately €600 million to beneficiaries who have already paid the sometimes astronomical 40% inheritance tax during the past four […]

Messi tax fraud allegations continue

TweetLionel Messi , Barcelona forward and world football sensation has been accused of using a network of companies created by his father to defraud the Spanish government of €4.1 million of tax revenues over the period of 2007-2009 for income earned from his image rights. Allegedly he and his father siphoned away this income to tax […]