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Spain extends SII e-reporting to Canary Islands Jan 2019

  • Nov 25, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Spain extends SII e-reporting to Canary Islands Jan 2019

Spain is to extend its live Immediate Information Supply (SII) regime to the Canary Islands from 1 January 2019.

The Canary Islands is an autonomous community of Spain, and therefore not part of the Spanish or EU VAT regimes. It has its own VAT system, Impuesto General Indirecto Canario, which largely mirrors Spain’s version.

Real-time electronic VAT invoices reporting was introduced to Spain in July 2017. It requires large taxpayers (annual turnover above €6million per annum) to submit their sales invoices via an electronic reporting portal at the tax authorities within four days of their issuance.

The Canary Islands will now also adopt this system, obliging locally VAT registered business to maintain their VAT ledgers electronically, and submit issued invoices within four days.


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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. 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.