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Spain cuts VAT on some supplies

  • Aug 21, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Spain cuts VAT on some supplies

The latest Spanish VAT law update has been ratified, and included reclassification of the following taxable supplies from the standard VAT rate of 21% to the reduced rate of 10%:

  • Hotel mixed supplies, camping and spa services, restaurants and, in general, the provision of meals and beverages to be consumed immediately, even if they are made after the recipient’s order.
  • Entrance to cultural buildings and events, including: libraries, archives, and documentation centers, museums, art galleries, theaters, circuses, bullfights, concerts, and to the other live cultural shows
  • Eye glasses, supply of frames, graduated contact lenses and the products necessary for their use, care and maintenance.

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Non-EU businesses selling in Spain will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
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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.