After being stalled for a number of years by an objection raised by Senator Rand Paul, on July 16 the U.S. Senate issued the Resolution of advice and consent to ratification of the Protocol amending the tax treaty between Spain and the U.S., which brings a substantial improvement to the current tax treaty.
Order no. 254/2019-XXI, of the Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, was published in the Tax Authorities' website, determining the extension of the deadline to comply with certain obligations resulting from the SIMPLEX + program, implemented by the Decree-Law no. 28/2019, 15 February, from 1 July 2019 to 1 January 2020
Order no. 271/2019.XXI, of Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, was published in the Tax Authorities' website, which extends the deadline of the Annual Accounting Information (“IES”) submission regarding fiscal year of 2018, ended in 31 December, from 15 July to 17 July 2019.
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the State Tax Agency published the regulatory texts, proposed by the Directorate-General of Taxes, transposing into Spanish law Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements (“DAC 6” or the “Directive”) (a priori, limited to cross-border arrangements, i.e., without affecting internal arrangements within Spain).
On May 20, 2019, the presidents of the European Parliament and the European Council signed the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/36/EU as regards exempted entities, financial holding companies, mixed financial holding companies, remuneration, supervisory measures and powers and capital conservation measures (CRD V). The final version of CRD V is available here.
In a particularly significant judgment on the subject of transfer pricing handed down on March 6, 2019, the National Appellate Court concluded on economic comparability analyses, and in particular, on selection of the point in the range of values from a sample to support the arm’s length nature of intragroup prices.
As a result of the transposition of Trademark Directive 2015/2436, both the Trademark Law as well as its implementing regulations have had to be amended accordingly. The reform of the implementing regulations, approved through Royal Decree 306/2019, of April 26, 2019 (published in the Official State Gazette last April 30), came into force on May 1, 2019.
It was published today in the official gazette Ordinance no. 95/2019, of March 29, introducing amendments to the “Contrato-Emprego” Program (a public program to promote the employment in Portugal, with financial support to employers). These amendments aim to speed the decision from public authorities regarding the applications to the Program and introduce legal changes in the target beneficiaries of the Program.