Foreign companies can be registered in Spain for VAT operations without setting up a local company. There is no VAT threshold in Spain for the registration of non-resident traders.
Some scenarios which require a Spanish VAT registration include:
▸ Importing goods from other countries
▸ Organizing live events, conferences in Spain
▸ Introducing goods into a Spanish warehouse as stock for resale
▸ Installation services over 12 months
▸ Selling goods from Spain to other EU countries
▸ Distance selling to private individuals in Spain, e.g. internet retailing
▸ Invoicing services related to real property
Register for VAT
It is very simple to register for VAT in Spain. For that purpose, you will only need to grant a power of attorney to our company, appointing Zurbano as your tax representative in Spain.
The power should be adapted to your activity and needing in Spain. Please contact us and we will freely inform you about the best possibilities for your company.
As difference with most of other EU countries, registering for VAT will not mean directly appearing on the VIES census.
Additionally, to VAT registration, you will need to apply to be included in the VIES census.
Knowing when a business can be considered a Permanent is a question that needs an specific study of each case. Consequences of being & not being a PE are significant so we would invite you to contact us to help you on that area.