Do you need a VAT number in Spain for your foreign company?
In order to obtain a VAT number in Spain for your company, you will need the following documents:
Once we receive these documents, we can apply for VAT registration in Spain. Once your application is approved, you will receive a VAT number (or CIF) that begins with an "N".
There are several reasons you might need a Spanish non-resident VAT number. Some examples are:
In order to do any of these, a legal and valid Spanish VAT number is necessary for non-Spanish entities. With our VAT registration service, once you send us the documents, you will receive your Spanish non-resident VAT number in 48 hours.
A non-resident company is required to have a representative in Spain as a point of contact for the tax office. We offer fiscal representation as part of our service.
The terms "VAT number" and "VAT registration" are sometimes used to mean different things. To clarify:
You may want to get VAT registration in various countries of the European Union. If you do, click to read about this option. It will be more efficient than contacting separate providers to obtain a VAT number in each country.
Once you obtain your Spanish non-resident VAT number, you can hire employees with your foreign company. Click to find out more.
What is the format of a VAT number in Spain?
What is The Hague Apostille?
We have both an American company (from Delaware) and a French company. Does it matter which company documents we send you?
I plan to sell online in Spain. Do I charge Spanish VAT tax?
I operate a shoe company in the USA. We are starting to manufacture our shoes in Spain. Will the VAT automatically be deducted by the Spanish shoe factory, since we are not located in a country that uses the VAT system?
We are a Swiss company and we are going to open a call center in Barcelona to serve our European (non-Spanish) clients. Do we need to register for VAT in Spain?
We are a UK company that provides onsite computer server support. We have been asked to undertake this role in Spain. Since we are required to charge VAT locally, we will require a VAT number, right?
My French company is selling in Spain. Can we avoid having our Spanish clients pay VAT tax?
What is VIES?
I have a Spanish company with a CIF. My advisor told me that it's valid, but the European VAT registry website says that it's an invalid VAT number. Why?
My company wants to open a branch in Spain. Is this better than creating a new company?
Note that EU companies must be VAT-registered in their own country before applying for VAT registration in Spain.