Spanish Income and Wealth Tax reminder 2022

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers

I have written this short article as a gentle reminder for all taxpayers resident in Spain.

1. IRPF or personal income tax

Tax residents need to file income tax (IRPF, in Spanish) before the end of this month on their worldwide income & assets.

You are deemed tax resident in Spain if you meet one, or more, of the following points:

  • You spend more than 183 days in a calendar year in Spanish territory.
  • Your centre of financial interests is located in Spain.
  • Your spouse and/or underage children live in Spain.

If you meet any of the above criteria, you should be filing taxes in Spain.

Scores of expatriates have filed for Spanish residency over the last two years, and now need to meet their newly-acquired tax obligations derived from their new tax status.

Deadline to file this tax is by the end of June 2022.

2. Wealth tax

In addition to the above tax obligation, affluent residents may need to file as well for wealth tax in Spain. As there is devolved competencies on this matter, I won’t go into details as each region is empowered to enact their own laws on this – please seek tax advice from us if it affects you.

Additionally, even if you are non-resident in Spain, but happen to hold a sizeable estate in Spain, you must file wealth tax in Spain.

In other words, and for the avoidance of doubt, wealth tax is paid by both residents and non-residents alike. The difference are the tax allowances at play.

Our cut-off date to submit both is Tuesday 21st of June 2022.

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