What are my tax responsibilities in Spain under a non lucrative Spain visa?

Question about tax responsibilities in Spain

I’ve just got my non lucrative Spain visa and now I need to understand my tax responsibilities in Spain. Can anyone recommend a good source of information, please.


These are the answers of Spainguru’s Facebook group members:

“You can get a free consultation from albea tax experts here: https://spainguru.es/albea-tax-advisors-and-global-mobility/

“I would get a lawyer to do your tax return (Declaracion de la Renta).
It starts from April and has to be done before the 30th of June each year.
You have to declare all your worldwide income.”

“Get professional help, far easier as you have declarations to make concerning world wide assets etc, but in Spain tax year is Jan to December, so if you are only now moving over you won’t be liable for tax until 2024, so you will be paying tax on next year’s income then”

“Contact a specialist”

“Remember each autonomous region will be different, as has been said, take professional advice.”

“Are you seriously considering doing your tax returns in Spain yourself!? I mean, you can, of course,but I wish you good luck*!Honestly, get yourself a ‘gestor@’ (~an accountant / tax advisor) and get it done properly(!), or else you may regret it if youget fined by the ‘Hacienda’ (Spanish Tax Office). There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ formula when it comes to paying taxes in Spain.”

“At least 19% capital gains tax for any income earned or inherited worldwide.”

In light of the feedback from Spainguru’s Facebook group members, individuals moving to Spain under a non-lucrative visa are urged to seek professional guidance concerning their tax responsibilities. It’s evident that while one can attempt to navigate the tax system independently, the complexities and regional differences might make it challenging. Many members strongly advise engaging a ‘gestor’ or tax advisor, especially given the country’s requirements to declare global income and assets. Furthermore, the tax year in Spain runs from January to December, and newcomers might not be immediately liable. It’s crucial to be informed and proactive in addressing tax obligations in Spain to avoid potential penalties from the Spanish Tax Office or Hacienda.