Register a Branch Office in SpainTax Registration

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The Spanish branch, once incorporated must obtain a CIF (Fiscal Identification Number) in Spain and should be inscribed in the Mercantile Registry. In addition it is necessary to open a bank account in the name of the Spanish branch and register with the Spanish Tax system. Registration with the Spanish tax system is a requirement for any legal entity before it may begin trading in Spain.

At the same time, it is necessary to register locally for the Economic Activity Tax, at least 10 days before beginning economic activity, though it should be stressed that for tax purposes the branch will be considered as non resident . The fiscal rules that apply to the Spanish branch will depend on the Double Taxation Agreements applicable in the specific circumstances, and if there are none, Company Tax shall apply.

Among other duties the Branch must keep it’s own accounts and the parent company must submit the annual accounts to the Spanish mercantile registry.

28 Lawyers Offering Services in Spain

Testimonials for Business Services
  • Frederik Otte
    Frederik Otte, N/A

    Very satisfied with the service provided. Angela is bilingual and speaks English perfectly.


    Sep 25, 2020
  • Lucio Mesquita
    Lucio Mesquita, Malaga

    Mr Miguel Prieto from advocate abroad was very prompt and helpful during my interactions with him.


    Feb 14, 2020
  • Monica Chitnis
    Monica Chitnis, Barcelona

    Raffaele went out of his way to make sure I solved all my problems in the most cost-effective way possible. He also takes full responsibility for doing a great job and making sure the client is happy.


    Aug 26, 2019
  • Agust
    Agust, Jerez

    Quick and prompt responses via email. Explains everything in a way that I can understand and provides solutions that I was not aware existed.


    Jun 18, 2019
  • Andrea OMahony
    Andrea Omahony, Murcia

    Inma was fabulous. She was extremely professional and she answered any questions efficiently and accurately.


    Apr 01, 2019
  • Nick Nicolaou
    Nick Nicolaou, Oviedo

    Very Satisfied with Miguel's work. He was very helpful and we would definitely use his services again in the future.


    Feb 20, 2018
  • Gavin Jones
    Gavin Jones, UK

    It was a real pleasure to have Miguel working on my behalf to file my non-resident taxes. He was extremely helpful, gave reassuring advice and I had a high level of confidence in the transactions.


    Miguel is now acting as my fiscal representative in Spain and I plan to continue to use his firm's services for all my tax requirements.


    Feb 19, 2018