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British resident being charged 25% IRPF
Thread poster: smvasc
smvasc
Spain
Local time: 19:20
English to Spanish
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Mar 20, 2007

I am a freelance translator and interpreter in the UK. I have recently carried out an interpretation in Spain, for a Spanish Agency. The interpretation lasted 1 day. When presenting the invoice to the agency, they are asking me to deduct 25% of IRPF. Is this normal? Wouldn't that mean I pay taxes both in the UK and in Spain for the same invoice? How can I pay taxes in Spain if I do not have a Spanish fiscal number? Thank you all.

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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:20
Member (2003)
English to Dutch
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Must be a mistake Mar 20, 2007

This must be a mistake, as you are right that IRPF is income tax - which applies to Spanish residents, and to be more precise only for 'actividades profesionales' not 'empresariales'.

As you haven't got a Spanish NIF (tax number) they could not even pay it to the Spanish tax authorities on your behalf.

VAT is more of a difficult point, as the service was carried out in Spain...

Suerte!


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Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:20
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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Certificado de residencia fiscal Mar 20, 2007

Hi Smvasc,

One of my Spanish clients asks me for a "certificado de residencia fiscal" from the Inland Revenue each year so that this does not take place. Have a look at this previous thread that I started when I was first asked for it and didn't have a clue what it was! http://www.proz.com/post/231649#231649

With that certificate I do not think they can retain anything.

Good luck!

Becky.


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simona dachille  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:20
Italian to English
you shouldn't pay it Mar 20, 2007

I am a freelance translator and work for Italian companies. I pay tax in the Uk and do not need to pay anything to the companies. I also needed to provide them with the above-mentioned document from the Inland Revenue as proof of UK residency.

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smvasc
Spain
Local time: 19:20
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Thanks Mar 20, 2007

Thanks to everyone! I've contacted the Inland Revenue and they stated they will send me such a letter by post...Thanks for sharing your experiences with me.

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