After our previous gloomy posts on the difficulty in getting Spanish registered businesses onto the EU Intracommunity VAT register (VIES), we have some good news !
A couple of years ago, in an article on this blog , we addressed the problems that Spanish businesses face when trying to register on the EU VAT database (VIES). Sadly, nothing has improved to date.
In many European countries, there is no distinction between the procedures for registering for local VAT, and registering on the European Union list of Intracommunity Operators, knows as VIES (VAT Information Exchange system).
French VAT is called ‘Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée’, or ‘TVA’, and foreign companies providing taxable supplies of goods or services in France are required to obtain a French VAT number. If your company is registered in the EU and needs to register for VAT in France, including obtaining an EU Intracommunity number, the process is …
Foreign companies wishing to offer their services or goods here in Spain are generally required to register for Spanish VAT here: known as IVA (Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido).
You may have received this notification to get your Spanish VAT number registered on the VIES by Amazon:
For two years now there has been no change to the income tax rates and allowances in Spain. With the new government in Spain led by the Socialist Party of Pedro Sanchez, it is fair to expect that there will be some kind of tax shake-up.