What is the status and how to register as an Autonomo?
Self-employed status is the Spanish equivalent of a self-employed or freelance worker and also includes persons (without legal personality) exercising small business. Anyone carrying out any of these activities has to legalise these activities and has to register as an autonomo. The payment of taxes and the levying of VAT are included in this.
The answer to the question “Do I have to register as self-employed?” is usually “Yes” if you are earning money in Spain and are not employed or conduct business through a company.
Steps to register as an Autonomo in Spain:
1. Register with the Agenzia delle Entrate “AEAT” by filling in the “Form 036” under the item corresponding to the tax on economic activity “IAE” to be developed.
2. You must fill in another form, “Form 030”, in order to be registered as a resident taxpayer.
3. Enrolment in the Spanish social security system