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If you are living in Spain, sometimes it is not clear if you are resident or not.
The first question is:
Where do I have to complete my tax return, in Spain or England or France or…?
1) When Spain is your “habitual residence” and you live here more 183 days a year
2) Your family is also living in Spain
3) You have personal and economic interests
If you live in Spain for more than 183 days a year
It is not always easy to determine, especially if you travelling often. The tax office, however, can find out searching in different ways; with airline tickets, credit cards expenses, children in school, tax informative forms (347) …
If you work abroad and you must get a “residency certificate” from that country and it is the only way to prove you are not resident in Spain. If you cannot get this certificate and they prove that you are living in Spain, it is impossible to prove to the tax office that you are not tax resident.
If your family is also living in Spain
If your family is living in Spain it is very difficult to prove that you are not resident, especially if your children are registered at a local school.
You have an economical interest
If the total income of the person arises in Spain, it is assumed that Spain is your habitual residence.
When you do not comply with the requirement point before you are not tax resident in Spain.
If you are a tax resident in Spain, you have to consider the following:
If you have a house:
1. If you rent it: You have to submit tax returns quarterly, during the period it is rented
2. If you do not rent it: You just have to submit a Non-Resident Tax Return (NRTR)
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