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Old Feb 27th 2010, 2:40 pm
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Hi,

I work on a self-employed basis via the internet and I'm thinking of visiting Spain for a couple of months and continuing with my work there. Does anyone have any experience of this and what are the implications regarding paying taxes?

Many thanks,

Garry
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Old Feb 27th 2010, 4:26 pm
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Hi,

I work on a self-employed basis via the internet and I'm thinking of visiting Spain for a couple of months and continuing with my work there. Does anyone have any experience of this and what are the implications regarding paying taxes?

Many thanks,

Garry
If it's just for a few months then none. You are on holiday as such, a UK resident, and your taxes are paid in your country of residence.

However if it transpires that you are going to live here, then you will need to rethink your plans. If you are here in Spain for more than 180 days you will be considered a tax resident by the Spanish. If you move here with intent to reside then you will need to will need to sign on the register of foreigners
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If it's just for a few months then none. You are on holiday as such, a UK resident, and your taxes are paid in your country of residence.

However if it transpires that you are going to live here, then you will need to rethink your plans. If you are here in Spain for more than 180 days you will be considered a tax resident by the Spanish. If you move here with intent to reside then you will need to will need to sign on the register of foreigners
I see, so you only pay tax if you're classed as been a resident. Is this a EU law I wonder?
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I see, so you only pay tax if you're classed as been a resident. Is this a EU law I wonder?
No, it`s a taxmans law.
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It's not an EU law as such - each country sets its residency rules for tax purposes.

Most countries deem you as tax resident if you spend the majority of your time in their country - ie more than 183 days in one year.

The UK has to be different so, in some cases, 90 days is enough to be deemed tax resident and even then, in some cases, they are deeming you tax resident with even fewer days spent in the UK.
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Hi,

I work on a self-employed basis via the internet and I'm thinking of visiting Spain for a couple of months and continuing with my work there. Does anyone have any experience of this and what are the implications regarding paying taxes?

Many thanks,

Garry
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Old Feb 28th 2010, 5:08 pm
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No, why?
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