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UK employee living in Spain for two months

Does this impact my employer at all? Will they have any tax or legal admin to deal with?

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I am a UK resident & employee for a UK company.

I was thinking of moving and working from Spain for 2-3 months, before brexit.

I am aware of the 90 and 183 day rules.

However, does the fact that I am working from Spain during that time trigger any legal or tax implications?

If there are implications for myself or my employer i would like to know.

Ideally, I would not have to deal with Spanish authorities nor cause any inconvenience for my employer.

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By Anonymous.
16th Jun 2020 00:21

Can't see any UK tax issues - you would remain liable to UK tax.

You would need to check your potential liabilities in Spain.

Your employer needs to get its own advice. Not sure there will be any tax issues but it would depend on the exact nature of your employer's business and your role.

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By UKemployeeX
16th Jun 2020 00:31

Anonymous. wrote:

Can't see any UK tax issues - you would remain liable to UK tax.

You would need to check your potential liabilities in Spain.

Your employer needs to get its own advice. Not sure there will be any tax issues but it would depend on the exact nature of your employer's business and your role.

Thank you. The question is indeed more so if there will be any issues in terms of any Spanish tax or legal liabilities due to me working there during those two months.

To clarify, I am an IT & Client Support Manager, so don't generate income for the company directly, nor do we have any clients in Spain. It would just be one employee (me) out of 70 working on my PC at a friend's house remotely for a while.

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By WhichTyler
05th Aug 2020 08:49

Check your contract, it might specify a 'usual place of work'. I know we are all wfh these days but it would be best to agree this with your employer in case they want you back onsite at short notice and you are stuck in (say) locked down Spain. If they need you back and you can't make it, you are in breach of contract...

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By Ianhodges
04th Aug 2020 17:27

The UK - Spanish double tax treaty indicates you should remain within UK tax system as a UK resident , and not taxable in Spain , provided you spent less than 183 days in Spain , your employer is in UK and has no Spanish permanent place of business .

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