For some years I have filled in my own tax returns (Modelo 214). I have however had difficulty in actually paying the tax. I refuse to send cash through the post or go in person to the tax office (some distance away and parking impossible). The “cheque confirmado” is inconvenient for non-residents and now seems to have been dispensed with, with nothing to replace it. I refuse to pay a resident fiscal representative over £100 for filling in 2 simple identical forms.
Does anybody have the answer to this one? Needless to say my enquiries of the tax authorities (in Spanish) have met with no response.
You can pay this tax through your bank (to the best of my knowledge). You just take the form sent to you by the tax authorities and present it at your bank. They you can either pay from your account or in cash.
You can also pay online. However in this case you have to go to the tax office and request a digital authorisation, and set it up with your bank. However once you have done it once it works indefinitely.
Both these solutions are alright if you are in the country at the relevant time. They are not convenient for non-residents who seem to have to pay in a different way to nationals and residents – discrimination between European citizens. I have been fighting the authorities (without success or indeed reply) for a couple of years. Why they will not accept an ordinary cheque or credit card (as they will for nationals), I do not know.
I seem to be bashing my head against the proverbial.