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My company wants to open a branch in Spain. Is this better than creating a new company?
Should I be self-employed or should I form a company in Spain?
Can I save on personal income taxes by creating a company?
What is the difference between a Sociedad Limitada (SL) and a Sociedad Anónima (SA)?
Should I form a new company or buy an off-the-shelf company?
Will creating a company in Spain help me get Spanish residency?
What is a holding company?
NIE, CIF, VAT#: Understanding the terms
Guide to government resources
Types of business entities
Forming a branch office
Forming a joint venture
How to search for information about a company in Spain
A common situation is that you live in Spain and work for a foreign company. If the company wants you to be hired as an employee, then depending on the duration of your work, the company can either hire you directly or it can get a Spanish employer number to hire you. If you plan to work as a consultant, then the decision between self-employment and forming a company is primarily a tax decision based on how much you will be earning. Self-employment has an additional issue concerning invoicing the company (click here for more).What is the difference between a Sociedad Limitada (SL) and a Sociedad Anónima (SA)?
You might choose an SA:
With an off-the-shelf company, you save the step of registering a new name (6-12 days). The problem is that in order to register the change of company director, the mercantile registry can take longer than it takes to register a new company. The law stipulates that a new SL must be registered in 15 business days, but there is no time limit specified for changes to an existing company. The bank account won't be in your name until the mercantile registry delivers the stamped company title, so if the use of a bank account is urgent, an off-the-shelf company is not the best option.Will creating a company in Spain help me get Spanish residency? As long as the company will be a real, functioning business, then it can help you get Spanish residency through a vehicle called an investment visa, provided you go through the proper steps. Why choose Strong Abogados?