VAT Spain rates and returns

Important: "Real time"


VAT Spain rates and returns

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VAT must be paid by SMEs on a quarterly basis in Spain and by the large company on a monthly basis. You will find rates and general information below. First we let you know about real time obligations:

Important: „Real Time“ 

Spain has introduced a system of almost “real-time” delivery of VAT information in July 2017.


This system is relevant for the following companies that have to file a VAT return every month:

  • Companies registered in the Register of monthly VAT returns (REDEME).
  • Companies that have invoiced more than 6 million euros in the previous financial year.
  • Tax units

More English-language information about this can be read in Major changes VAT declarations Spain.

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Recovery can be standard (under the ‘regular regime’) only in January. Usually the VAT is refunded after about five months or a message is received that an inspection will take place.

Companies can request the tax authorities to qualify for a special regime (also known as the export regime) which must be filed monthly, but which also means that VAT can be reclaimed monthly.

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