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Spain Canary Island VAT cut to 6.5% 2019

  • Dec 12, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Spain Canary Island VAT cut to 6.5% 2019

The Canary Island government has proposed that it reduces its VAT rate from 7% to 6.5% from 1 January 2019. It has also put forward the following zero-rating reclassifications for supplies currently at the 3% reduced rate:

  • Domestic electricity supplies
  • Social health care

The Canary Islands is an autonomous community of Spain and is not part of the EU VAT regime. It maintains its own VAT system, which largely mirrors that of Spain.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.