The Spanish Customs Authorities have released new guidelines on provisional customs values and simplified declarations. The aim is to clarify the utilization of simplified declarations foreseen in Article 166 of the UCC due to the high number of queries from operators.
New Intrastat requirements will enter into force as of January 2022. Intrastat is the EU’s system to track the movement of goods between countries of the EU. Authorities use the statistical data on international trade obtained with Intrastat for example when negotiating trade agreements and to monitoring of the functioning of the internal market.
Recently, there has been development in Spain in relation to value-added tax (VAT) refunds post-Brexit, and the application of a European Court of Justice case to recent tax court rulings around indemnity payments.
Royal Decree-Law 36/2020 of 30 December 2020, establishing urgent measures to modernize the public administration and implement the government’s recovery, transformation and resilience plan (“RDL of Modernization”) was published on the last day of 2020 and entered into force on 1 January 2021.
Recently, the Spanish Supreme Court published judgments where it analyzed if the amount of the turnover attributable to certain financial transactions should be included in the pro rata denominator as not incidental.
In addition, the Directorate of Taxes issued a ruling that analyzes the VAT consequences of the rent write-off made by the lessor during the COVID-19 pandemic and a ruling that analyzes the VAT treatment of the services rendered by a social network considering that the consideration received is the user’s data.