To create a business abroad you think in Switzerland or in Luxembourg because of a competitive taxation system and low taxes. Why not invest in Spain? According to analysts of the U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley, Spain will be “one of the potential surprises of 2013″.
The Spanish ETVE is a holding company even more advantageous than traditional Dutch and Luxembourgish holding companies.
Dividends remitted to a Spanish holding company by foreign subsidiaries are exempt from taxation. Be aware that this kind of company takes advantage of the most attractive European tax system with an exemption on profits from foreign subsidiaries which may arise from the distribution of dividends or capital gains from the sale of investments.
Culture, quality of life, access to talented professionals, technology and the opportunities that remain undiscovered make our country an attractive destination for entrepreneurship. Yago Arbeloa, president of the Association of Investors and Entrepreneurs Internet, believes that “the advantages we have are the climate, food and culture. Fancy living in Spain.”
Besides the quality of life, our country is attractive because it is part of the European Union, there is a legal certainty, is a bridge to Latin America and represents a market of 47 million people. Read more
Crisis, unemployment, debt, premium risk… it seems impossible to detach Spain from these words. However, if we pay closer attention, Spain is a country full of opportunities!
Markets are crowded, so you must distinguish yourself from the competition. A brand will be the set of characteristics that constitute the identity of your product or service and that will help you stand out from the rest. In the following article you will see the steps to create your brand.
In order to determine the tax residence of an individual or company, several factors must be evaluated. I encourage you to read this article dealing with the tax residence. You will find in this article some interesting information. If you do not match with these terms, then you are a Spanish tax non-resident.
Do non-residents have to pay taxes in Spain? Read more
Spanish Real Estate prices have collapsed since 2008 as a result of the burst of the Real Estate bubble.
Spain is currently experiencing a Real Estate crisis unprecedented. After having more than doubled during the first years of 21st century,
Since 2008, prices have already decreased by 15% in Barcelona, 22% in Andalusia and 25% in Baleares and Canarias. According to specialists, the top decrease occurs in the Mediterranean costs area, such as the Costa del Sol, where prices have collapsed by 35%. Read more
Under the pressure of the European Union and the International Monetary Funds, VAT rates in Spain are to be increased from 1st September 2012.
In Spain, the Value Added Tax, more commonly known as VAT, is charged directly to the consumer when purchasing new product. There are three different rates of VAT in Spain: the standard rate, reduced rate and super-reduced rate. Read more
A business plan is a written description of your business’ future. It sets the direction for your business and keeps you on track once you’re up and running.
It may also be a requirement when seeking finance.
Your plan should reflect the current reality of your business, the environment in which it operates, and your present and future goals. Read more
Enjoying a paella with your business colleagues, having a walk on the seaside or working in high-quality premises: make the most of your business life in Spain !
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