Spanish business environment

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spanish-business-environmentYou are entrepreneur and you want to start up your business? 

What about Spain? Let’s have a look at the Spanish business environment: labor force availability, telecommunication costs, access and transports quality, real estate prices, labor costs, ect. Read more

Buying a ready-made company in Spain?

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start a company in spainCreating a company in Spain may be long and complicated. Indeed, it is required to carry out many administrative tasks. In order to get an effective company, two or three weeks will be necessary and you will be required to come several times in Spain.

However, there is an alternative to obtain your company in less than 24 hours.

You can buy a ready-made company. They are company previously registered with a view to being sold. They have not registered any activity and are of course free of any debt. They are registered in the Spanish Companies Register with a generic name that you will be able to change.

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Spain: Business and Holidays

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Holidays and days off in SpainYou are running a business in Spain and your employees are tired and want to know when will be on holidays ? 

Lets consider now the Spanish holidays and days off. They may be important when establishing your annual planning.

Here are the official days off and holidays period for 2012.

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Commercial lease in Spain

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Spanish commercial lease, characteristics and specificitiesIf you want to set up your company in Spain, you may need to find commercial premises for your company in order to develop your activity.

In Spain, the leases related to commercial premises have some specific characteristics:

In the commercial lease, a landlord (the Lessor) rent premises to a tenant (the Lessee) for a professional occupation. Since january 1995, the commercial lease is governed by the Ley de Arrendamientos Urbanos.

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Working conditions in Spain

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The working conditions in SpainIf you want to set up your own business in Spain, here are some characteristics of the Spanish working conditions you should know.

What you need to know about working time, holidays and days off, legal age, working cost, and welfare system in Spain. Read more

VAT: distance selling from Spain

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distance-selling-vat-regulations-spain-businessWhat is distance selling?

We consider as distance sales all the sales taking place without the simultaneous physical presence of the buyer and the seller.  When carrying out a trading exchange, the offer is transmitted from the seller to the buyer, who may accept is by any means of distance communication. Within Europe, distance selling occurs when a member of the EU, holding a valid VAT number, trades with another member without a VAT registered number.

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Keep yourself informed of the Spanish news

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Spanish business newsEvery entrepreneur and company manager in Spain should keep informed with the global and national news. Indeed, some events or changes in the social, political or economical background could have an significant impact on your company´s activity and development.

However, it is true that the language may constitute an obstacle when trying to read the national or regional newspaper. Here are some major websites prodiving information about Spain and Cataluña in English. Read more

Employer’s social contributions and welfare costs in Spain

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social contribution and taxes in SpainIn this article we will discuss the topic of social contributions and welfare costs in Spain.

In Spain as well as in France, you have to pay different organizations: the Social Security (dealing with all the health issues), unemployment insurance guarantee fund and professional training.

Here are the major social contributions rates.

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Starting up a company in Spain: understanding Spanish key words

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vocabulary-creation-business-spain-company-stepsWhen starting up a business in Spain, you will be confronted to several specific Spanish words. This article will enlighten you about those, giving you a definition and the French equivalent.

NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjeros)

The NIE is the identification number attributed to every foreigner living in Spain. Recent Spanish legislation makes it compulsory for anyone selling or buying property, opening a bank account or creating a company in Spain to have a NIE. Everyone can get this NIE, whether European or not. It is composed of 8 or 9 characters and starts with an “X” or a “Y”. Read more

Taxation in Spain: the VAT

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euros coin and a calculatorIn order to start a business in Spain you have to get a CIF (Código de Identificación Fiscal). This number is the tax identification number of your company; it is the Spanish equivalent of the VAT.

This number enables you to undertake economic and business activities in Spain and throughout Europe.

You are not obliged to include VAT on customer bills for a company which is established in the European Union, and conversely, they will not charge you if you are registered in the VAT register (VIDAS census). Read more

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