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Spain Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Spain’s economy has suffered hugely during the recession. Since joining the EU, Spain enjoyed rapid growth; over the past 40 years its tourist industry had grown to the second largest in the world and accounted for around 50% of GDP in 2006. The real estate boom that followed contributed almost 16% of GDP and employed 12% of the workforce.

The collapse of the property boom has led to high increases in personal debt with unemployment now at the 26% mark. More »


Spain Knowledge Base

Spain: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Spain - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Spain Executive Summary »
Spain Geography »
Spain History, Population, Language and Culture »
Spain Government »
Spain Economy and Currency »
Spain Entry and Residence »
Spain Business Environment »
Spain Investment Incentives »

Spain: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Spain, providing options to suit different business needs.
Spain Company Introduction »
Spain Sole Trader (Empresario Individual) »
Spain Limited Liability Company (S.L.) »
Spain Limited Liability Company (SLNE) »
Spain Limited Company (SA) »
Spain General Partnership (SC) »
Spain Limited Partnership (SCRA) »
Spain Branches »

Spain: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Spain.
Spain Scope of Income Tax »
Spain Income Tax Rates »
Spain Calculation of Taxable Base »
Spain Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax »
Spain Withholding Taxes »
Spain Sales Taxes and VAT »

Spain: Personal Taxation
An overview of applicable taxes for individuals in Spain.
Spain Residence and Liability for Taxation »
Spain Rates of Income Tax »
Spain Social Security Taxes »
Spain Property Taxes »
Spain Inheritance and Gift Taxes »

Spain: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Spain has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Spain Tax Treaty Introduction »
Spain Tax Treaty Agreements »
Spain Table of Treaty Rates »
Spain Other International Agreements »

Spain: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Spain.
Spain Table of Statutes »
Spain Tax-Efficient Business Forms »
Spain Low-Tax and Incentive Regimes »
Map of Spain »
Spain Co-Ordination Centres »
Spain Holding Companies (ETVE) »
Spain Venture Capital Funds »
Spain Canary Islands Special Zone »