Spain: Proposal to strengthen standard refund requirements


The Spanish Tax Authorities have published a draft order to modify and strengthen the current standard refund requirements.

The main changes aim at:

  • Increasing the quality of tax information provided at beneficial owner level and at intermediary level when the reclaims are processed through a chain of intermediaries; and
  • Improving the effectiveness of controls by the Spanish Tax Authorities. 

The draft order is currently under public consultation and pending approval.

We continue to monitor the Spanish market and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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