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Habitual residence and fiscal domicile

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INDIVIDUALS

Criterion to determine fiscal domicile in the BC: habitual residence in the BC

Determination of habitual residence in the BC

Previous requirement:

Be resident in the Spanish territory

Criteria

Taxpayers who remain longer than 183 days in the Spanish territory

Longest permanency in the BC

of the tax period

Personal Income Tax

of the previous year

I&GT, TT&SD and EDCMT

the Personal Income Tax residency at the date of the accrual

Rest of tax figures

Main center of interests in the BC (where they obtain most of the taxable income for personal Income Tax purposes)

Last declared residence in the BC for Personal Income Tax purposes

Taxpayers who remain shorter than 183 days in the Spanish territory

Main center or base of business or professional activity in the BC

Spouse and dependant minor children have their habitual residence in the BC

Anti-fraud rule:

- Changes of residence made for the purposes of achieving lower tax liability shall not be deemed effective
- In the event of a change in business residence, having obtained prior agreement from both Administrations, or as a result of a ruling by the Board of Arbitration, it shall be presumed, unless proof exists to the contrary, that the new fiscal residence established in this manner shall remain in place for three years after the date of the ruling.

CORPORATE PERSONS

Criterion to determine fiscal domicile in the BC: registered office in the BC

Requirement:

Administrative management and direction of their business is centralised in the BC

Subsidiary criterion

Place where the greatest fixed asset value is located

Anti-fraud rule:

-It shall be presumed that no change of fiscal domicile of corporate persons has taken place if in the year before or after the change no earnings are filed or the professional activity has been terminated
-In the event of a change in business residence, having obtained prior agreement from both Administrations, or as a result of a ruling by the Board of Arbitration, it shall be presumed, unless proof exists to the contrary, that the new fiscal residence established in this manner shall remain in place for three years after the date of the ruling

PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENTS, CIVIL SOCIETIES OR UNINCORPORATED PERSONS

Criterion to determine fiscal domicile in the BC: administrative management and direction of their business is centralised in the BC

Subsidiary criterion

Place where the greatest fixed asset value is located