Work and Residence Permits
If you are
an EU resident you don't really need a permit to work in Spain. However
you do require a residence card which is usually issued for 5 years.
A non-EU foreigner
who carries out an activity for money in Spain requires a work permit
and a residence card. A work permit (permiso de trabajo) for a non-EU
national is initially valid for one year, after this a five-year permit
may be issued no longer but restricts the holder by area, activity,
employer or industry.
an EU national you can enter Spain as a tourist and register with the
Spanish national employment office (Instituto Nacional de Empleo/INEM)
as a job-seeker (demandante de empleo). You have 90 days in which to
find employment, although if you enter as a visitor you can obtain
an extension after 90 days or leave Spain and re-enter for a further
90 days. When offered a job, you should obtain an employment contract
(contrato de trabajo), which is necessary when applying for your residence
card will have a fiscal number which must be quoted when opening a
bank account or paying Spanish taxes. All residents of Spain must have
a NIE number.
in Spain are self-assessed, meaning the individual is responsible to
report and calculate any tax due. Tax forms must be purchased by taxpayers
and are obtainable from a tobacconist's (estanco). Some are only available
from tax offices (agencia tributaria). Penalties and interest are given
for late or non-compliance.
The tax year
in Spain is the same as the calendar year (1st January to 31st December).
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and Working in Spain: A Survival Guide
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