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Yacht imports into Spanish territory

Spanish Customs Instruction 1/2004 sets out a procedure to determine the customs value of used yachts not coming from an immediate sale More

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UK RYA qualifications in Spain after Brexit

On the 10th February 2021 the Spanish Merchant Marine Directorate, as a result of the effects of Brexit, published an internal instruction establishing that UK RYA qualifications certificates were no longer acceptable for use on Spanish-flagged rental yachts. The publication of that instruction immediately caused great concern among the charter industry all across Spain due to the significant negative impact of such a decision, which could represent a 15% of business turned down. Fortunatel... More

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"2021 in the Med" | Quaynote Round table

Latest fiscal amendments with impact in the superyacht chartering season 2021 in the Mediterranean: The below is a summary of the most relevant fiscal amendments with effect on the superyacht chartering activity in the Mediterranean which were discussed by representatives of different jurisdictions in the roundtable organized by Quaynote Thursday 18th in the course of “The future of Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property Online Conference” France: The new situation for summ... More

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Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) 2021 in Spain

The Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) Scheme is a mechanism adopted by some flag states whereby private yachts obtain a Compliance Certificate and a Temporary Certificate of Registry authorizing the yacht to charter for up to a certain number of days per calendar year in EU waters. The scheme applies to registered private yachts of 24m or over, provided that they fully comply with the requirements for commercial yachts of the relevant Large Yacht Codes (LYC), as well as all other applicable natio... More

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Spanish charter: VAT registration for commercial yachts

From a tax standpoint, charter yachts are considered a hiring of Means of Transport, which is a service for VAT purposes. The VAT treatment depends on a number of factors including the period of time for which the Means of Transport is hired, the VAT status and location of the customer, and -in certain cases- where the Means of Transport will be used and enjoyed. Under the VAT place of supply regulations laid down in the EU VAT Directive 2008/8/EC, the place of supply of short-term hirin... More

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VAT on Spanish charters – The use and enjoyment provision

As is well known, chartering in countries like France, Italy or Malta can benefit from really reduced VAT rates on charter fees. This is not the case in Spain. What is the reason why? Let's find out what are the legal grounds on which this VAT reduction is based and what other implications this legal provision has. Article 58 of EU Council Directive 2006/112/EC, VAT Directive, entitled "criterion of effective use and enjoyment", provides that: In order to avoid double taxation, non-taxation... More

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Spanish Matriculation Tax on private & business jets

After Spain joined the European Union in 1985, VAT became applicable on the supply of means of transport at a luxury rate of 33% tax. This luxury rate was reduced to 28% in 1992. The same year 1992 after the VAT harmonization that capped the standard Spanish VAT rate was to 15%, Spanish authorities in order not to lose revenue implemented a new tax, the IEDMT. The new tax provisions were included in the Spanish Excise Duty Law 38/1992, of 28 December, of Special Taxes. The combination of the ... More

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Superyacht Chartering VAT exempt in Spain

It is well known among yacht professionals and especially those involved in superyacht chartering that the VAT regime in Spain has been always particularly tough. Spain, unlike other surrounding countries, as France or Italy, did not implement in National legislation the possibility of a lower effective taxation for charters starting in Spain and cruising into international waters, on the basis of the Use and Enjoyment principle laid down in the EU VAT Directive, resulting that charters start... More

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Transfer of residency – VAT and Matriculation tax

If you are thinking about moving your residence to Spain, you must be aware that you may be exempt from paying duties and taxes when importing your personal belongings, and owned yachts can be included among those belongings. Due to the particularities of the Spanish fiscal system, both EU and non-EU citizens moving to Spain might be eligible for these tax benefits. Personal property belonging to persons transferring their usual place of residence from a non- European country to Spain is... More

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The Spanish Commercial Exemption: chimera or reality?

It is well known in the yachting industry that there is the possibility to benefit from an attractive VAT exemption regime, in place either in France or Italy, on certain yacht supplies and works. These are the so-called French and Italian Commercial Exemption (FCE ICE) tax regimes. The requirements to be eligible for VAT exemptions are set out respectively in Article 262 II 2nd, 5th and 6th of the French General Tax Code and in Article 8-bis, letter a) and letter d) of Presidential Decree ... More

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Spanish approach on APA and delivery fees

The applicability of VAT on APA funds and delivery fees is a controversial issue, as different jurisdictions have different approaches to the situation. We will try to provide here our view on the correct tax treatment in accordance with Spanish tax regulations. We must remark that there is no binding ruling issued by the Spanish tax authorities about this subject. Therefore the opinion given here is our firm’s view based on existing legislation and similar cases not strictly related to ... More

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