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How to declare VAT as an “autónoma” (freelancer) in Spain

I am no expert on Spanish taxes. However, I’ve been filing my own taxes as autónoma for awhile now, for better or for worse, and I thought I would document how I do quarterly VAT filings in case it might help others. VAT stands for “value added tax.” It is known as “IVA” in Spain, which stands for “impuesto al valor agregado.” It is essentially a sales tax, and I’ll Read More…

My Spain Story: Christina Stathopoulos, from Business English Specialist to Analytical Consultant at Google Spain

Residency experiences in Spain can feel like a roller-coaster journey – we know, we remember those frustrating days. That’s why in this SpainGuru blog series, we’ve interviewed successful expats so they can share a more personal side of their residency experience. We hope this series helps guide those who have some of the same questions and are in the same spot as we were once in our residency decision/process in Read More…


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