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    If I arrive in Spain on the 1st Dec 2005 and apply for a residency. Will I have to submit a Spanish tax return for the Spanish tax year 2005. ❓

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    In general terms applying for residency (or not) has nothing to do with being obliged to make Spanish tax returns. It is whether or not you are resident “for tax purposes” and of course if you have any income or own any property. If neither, there is no requirement to make a return.
    Normally one is resident for tax purposes if you spend 183 days or more per calendar year in Spain. If you are coming from the UK than for the tax year ending April 06 you will have been in the UK for approx 8 months of that tax year and so you (usually) are deemed to be resident (for tax purposes) in the UK for that tax year. There is a dual taxation agreement between the 2 countries so that you don’t pay tax twice. Well, you may end up paying it twice, but you can claim it back!
    Next year of course you’ll have an overlap so if your situation is complicated you may be wise to employ an advisor.
    You can still make a tax return in Spain, even if you have no tax to pay, but just declaring your already taxed income, if you want/need to get into the system.
    And if you were a property owning non-resident (for tax purposes) you should have been making returns anyway.

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    In general terms applying for residency (or not) has nothing to do with being obliged to make Spanish tax returns. It is whether or not you are resident “for tax purposes” and of course if you have any income or own any property. If neither, there is no requirement to make a return.
    Normally one is resident for tax purposes if you spend 183 days or more per calendar year in Spain. If you are coming from the UK than for the tax year ending April 06 you will have been in the UK for approx 8 months of that tax year and so you (usually) are deemed to be resident (for tax purposes) in the UK for that tax year. There is a dual taxation agreement between the 2 countries so that you don’t pay tax twice. Well, you may end up paying it twice, but you can claim it back!
    Next year of course you’ll have an overlap so if your situation is complicated you may be wise to employ an advisor.
    You can still make a tax return in Spain, even if you have no tax to pay, but just declaring your already taxed income, if you want/need to get into the system.
    And if you were a property owning non-resident (for tax purposes) you should have been making returns anyway.

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