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4 phases: What we know about Spain’s de-escalation plan towards the ‘new normal’

Normality is something we all crave and desire, but many argue the “normal” as we used to know it is extinct and will not be back even after the immediate crisis has ended.  Many countries have since started implementing measures to loosen their restrictions and lockdowns. China’s way is unique and not directly applicable to EU countries. France and Italy…
REOPENING OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICES AFTER THE STATE OF ALARM

REOPENING OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICES AFTER THE STATE OF ALARM

The reopening of the Foreigners' Immigration Offices is planned for 25 May, although capacity will be limited and an appointment must be made in advance. IMMIGRATION OFFICES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE Coinciding with the start of Phase 2 of the de-escalation of the confinement measures in Spain, the Immigration Offices will begin to open their facilities and will thus be able…
Extension of air traffic

EXTENSION OF AIR TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SANITARY CRISIS IN SPAIN

The members of the European Council agreed on 17 March 2020 to apply, for a period of 30 days, a temporary restriction on non-essential travel from third countries to the European Union and Schengen associated countries. The agreement was aimed at limiting the spread of the COVID-19 contagion. Spain applied this agreement by means of Order INT/270/2020, of 21 March,…
How to Avoid Bankruptcy During and After Covid-19

How to Avoid Bankruptcy During and After Covid-19

Because of the current Coronavirus crisis and the various measures implemented by the governments, many businesses see their viability affected since they had to stop their economic activity while continuing to be subject to expenses.  In light of this development, it is a logical consequence that once the confinement in Spain is lifted and the courts proceed to open, there…
A guide to Inheritance and Tax in Spain

A guide to Inheritance and Tax in Spain

The inheritance regime according to the Spanish Civil Code and the inheritance tax Inheritance refers to the set of assets, rights and obligations that a person leaves behind when they die. In Spain, there are different laws that apply to the inheritance of a person. On the one hand, there is the national, Spanish civil code and on the other…
Bankruptcy

What to do when facing Bankruptcy in Spain

An inevitable consequence of the Coronavirus outbreak is that many businesses, individuals and freelancers will end up being insolvent, unable to pay their debts. People and businesses that find themselves in that unfortunate situation will be subject to a bankruptcy proceeding.  Bankruptcy proceedings are the process by which an insolvent debtor seeks to satisfy, to the best of their or…
THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING SPANISH TAX DURING COVID-19

THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING SPANISH TAX DURING COVID-19

Why is it important to understand if the taxpayer will be deemed as a Spanish Tax Resident or not? Spanish Tax Residents must pay taxes on their worldwide income. Employment income and property income (rental income and sole ownership income) will be taxed at a progressive rate which can go up to a 48%, depending on the autonomous community. Progressive…
CAN COVID-19 MAKE ME A SPANISH TAX RESIDENT?

CAN COVID-19 MAKE ME A SPANISH TAX RESIDENT?

Could COVID-19 make you a Spanish Tax payer resident? This is the question that can be asked by someone who, as a result of the COVID-19, has had to temporarily change their residence, with no final date in sight, either because they have been confined or are obliged to respect a quarantine in their place of vacation, or because they…