Working in Spain part of the time.

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Working in Spain part of the time.

Postby Julie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:50 pm

If one works in Spain for 5 months or so, but is a uk resident, so Not spending more than 6 months in spain,do they have to tell anyone in the UK ? The employer would be paying into the spanish system for them, so they would be legal when working.
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Re: Working in Spain part of the time.

Postby Dr1Gonzo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:52 am

When you say paying into the Spanish system, do you mean some tax is paid in Spain?
They would not be tax resident in Spain but they would have to reclaim the tax back somehow so yes.
Why not check with the Inland Revenue.

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Re: Working in Spain part of the time.

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:52 am

The general rule, in both the UK and Spain and most other countries is that if your income arises in Spain then tax is paid in Spain irrespective of your tax residency. If it was a proper contract job the tax in Spain would be deducted from the income by the employer.

If you were tax resident in the UK then the Spanish income would be taxable in the UK under the "World wide income" rules but of course HMRC would allow you to deduct the tax paid in Spain from your UK tax bill.

So, to answer your question, you are obliged to tell HMRC - the Spanish taxman doesn't have to tell anyone as he is only interested in the Spanish tax.

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Re: Working in Spain part of the time.

Postby Julie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:52 am

Thanks Sid, much appreciated :)
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