Fiscal Residency Certificate
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Fiscal Residency Certificate. Foreigners' Assistance in Spain.
On occasion, foreign residents in Spain may require a document issued by the Tax Office known as a "Fiscal Resident Certificate".
This document should not be confused with the "European Union Citizen Registration Certificate", which is a document issued by the Police, and must be applied for by all those resident in Spain for more than 3 months. A "Fiscal Resident Certificate" may be obtained by all those filing their Income Tax Return in Spain, in other words those resident in the country for more than 183 days (see the section "All Taxes").
This document can prove particularly useful if you are required to provide proof in your country of origin that you are no longer a Fiscal Resident there, in order, for example, to avoid any tax being deducted from your pension or any other form of income, or simply if required by your country in order not to have to pay tax there.
One other major benefit of this certificate is that it allows you to avoid 3% of the sale price of your house or property in Spain being withheld, as this applies solely and exclusively to Non-Residents, meaning that you would need to demonstrate your resident status by presenting the Fiscal Resident Certificate before the notary.
At CYCLO we pioneered applications for this type of certificate back in the days when the Tax Office in the region barely even knew how to issue the document. This arose as a result of the large number of clients from Scandinavian countries which have trusted in our services for many years, and as we all know when it comes to taxation matters the citizens of Northern Europe have always had a greater awareness of such issues.