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Working in Spain but all my customers are in the uk?

Old Jan 8th 2022, 3:32 pm
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The tax and customs guys are not stupid and they have seen it all before.

Eventually they will spot you and the fines can be quite severe.

Do it legally or don’t do it at all.
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 3:46 pm
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Guys I really can’t thank you enough for your help. Thank you so much you have all been really helpful
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 3:50 pm
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Default Re: Working in Spain but all my customers are in the uk?

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The tax and customs guys are not stupid and they have seen it all before.

Eventually they will spot you and the fines can be quite severe.

Do it legally or don’t do it at all.
You are right and even the most prominent person can get caught, be it Messi, Shakira and so on. They don't mess around in Spain and it's not like here where farmers get away with things.
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 5:38 pm
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3:57 – snikpoh - “After 3 months in Spain, you MUST register as resident which in turn probably means you are also tax resident.”

6:03 pm - Bomber Harris - “You are confusing Schengen rules with EU freedom of movement rules. The first limits non EU citizens to only spending 90 days in 180 in the Schengen area. The second allows EU member states to require EU citizens exercising their free movement rights to register their presence in another EU member state if they've been there for 3 months, Spain does require such registration.

6:07 pm Notdunroamin - “The 3 month rule applies to everyone including other EU citizens, always has, it just isn't rigorously enforced. Before Brexit Brits used to enjoy the same 'blind eye'.”



To the OP, don't play fast and loose with the Spanish tax man...!

If you think HMRC are bad, you ain't seen nothing yet!
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Old Jan 8th 2022, 6:55 pm
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Such Amazing advice… got it I understand now about the 3 month rule and 183 days…thanks again
​​​​​​ I’ll speak to customs now about taking in work and out of the county and will keep you all posted… like I said before many thanks
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Old Jan 10th 2022, 11:49 am
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Does anyone know a good solicitor or accountant I can communicate with?
They all seem to be horrifically expensive,
Many thanks matthew flynn
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