How to invoice a non-EU client from Spain?
Thread poster: Rod Brookes

Rod Brookes  Identity Verified
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Jun 23, 2009


I'm an autónomo based in Spain and am completely familiar with the procedure for invoicing clients within the country itself. But for the first time I need to invoice a client outside the EU, and I would be very grateful for any advice from any translators who do this more regularly.

I assume that there can be no addition of IVA or retention of IRPF, but given that the system within Spain is very prescriptive on what you must include on an invoice sent to clients based within the country, are there any particular issues I should be aware of when sending an invoice outside the EU? (ie, is there any particular form of wording necessary regarding the non-application of IVA? is it still necessary to include the client's financial identification number when there should be no IVA/IRPF issues? etc.). If it makes any difference, the client is based in México.

(I have referred this to my asesora but this time of year is very busy for her and it is taking her some time to get back to me).

Any advice gratefully received,


[Edited at 2009-06-23 09:44 GMT]


Monika Jakacka Márquez  Identity Verified
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More information about invoicing in Spain Jun 23, 2009

Hello Rod,

You will find a lot of interesting information about invoicing in Spain (as a Spanish freelancer) here:ón_en_españa/125800-¿cómo_emitir_factura_como_autónomo.html

and here:ón_en_españa/51986-facturar_en_españa_a_los_clientes_extranjeros.html

Best regards,



Rod Brookes  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jun 24, 2009

Thanks very much Monica. That second thread is particularly useful.

Best regards, Rod


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