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Moving to Spain and still working for UK company

I have been given the chance to move to Spain and work from there for a UK company

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Hi

Looing for some help. I have been working for a UK company, but I am about to move to Spain and become a Sapnish resident. My question is How would my company pay me  and how would I pay tax in Spain? Would I be given a NT tax code in the UK and the company pay me Gross Salary? If I become self employed in Spain would that affect the IR35 status in the UK?

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29th May 2019 21:19

Terry32 wrote:

Sorry it's more than one question

Just the one answer. Appoint an accountant - well two - one UK and one in Spain.

I don't know what your line of work is but quite a lot of accountants make a living giving personalised expert advice to clients. What made you think that they work for nothing?

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30th May 2019 09:42

Agree with Accountant A - although you may be able to get away with one accountant - there must be plenty that deal with tax for ex-pats.

A lot will depend on the specifics; that said, living and working in Spain (or any country) permanently will almost certainly mean you are subject to that country's tax laws and procedures.

Your accountant should also be able to advise on matters such as investment/property income earned in the UK when you are in Spain, pension rights inheritance laws and taxes. Take advice now and avoid unwelcome surprises later.

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30th May 2019 09:48

With such a high ex-pat population in Spain you should be able to find a reasonably local accountant there, or a recommendation from someone there. There will be very few people here who know the fine detail of how tax works in Spain. It is the fine detail that catches people out.

Have a look at this to start you off:
https://www.expatica.com/es/finance/taxes/expat-taxes-102681/

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30th May 2019 11:37

You could talk to Phillip Pigg at C.A.P. in Malaga.

http://www.c-a-p.es/

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to DeathandTaxes222
30th May 2019 11:42

I'd leave the police out of it unless it gets really messy.

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By Matrix
30th May 2019 11:48

I would take your own advice so you can work out how much tax you will have to pay and can agree terms but it is your employer who will have to take advice on any implications for them and how they pay you.

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By DJKL
to Matrix
30th May 2019 12:04

"My Company " in the initial post by the OP to me hinted that the company may be his own company? If that is the case there is of course more to consider than merely his personal tax position, the company's tax position may also need reviewed.

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By Matrix
to DJKL
30th May 2019 12:09

Sorry I missed that, I thought he was employed.

I would take bespoke advice in Spain, they have special rules on self- employment. The UK company may not be an optimal or even a possible solution.

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By DJKL
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30th May 2019 12:33

He could well be, the question is not particularly precise, why trying to take advice on A Web re more complex scenarios rarely goes very well, especially if the question is not very precisely framed with all information.

Frankly my bigger current concern, if I were the OP, would more be what happens under a No Deal Brexit re his ability to live, work, run a business in Spain.

I would certainly, if I were in current third party employment, be hesitant to put that employment at risk (redundancy re work permit type issues) in the event that say citizens rights re existing EU citizens in other EU countries do not get agreed - I think I might be sitting waiting to see what develops by say October. (Though frankly doubt that will help as I do not expect anything agreed by October) Still, everyone has different risk thresholds they will tolerate.

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By Terry32
30th May 2019 12:28

I work for a company so I am currently an employee

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By DJKL
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30th May 2019 12:37

But is it your company (you control) or someone else's company.

Does it already have a "presence" in Spain, an establishment?

Will your going to Spain as its employee create an establishment in Spain?

You/your employers need to sit down with professionals and hammer out the implications for both you and for the company.

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By Pygmy
30th May 2019 12:35

What percentage of the company's share capital is owned by you and close members of your family?

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