Originally Posted by RyanBlackpool
Thank you for the help!
Could anyone tell me if i would need to start paying tax and insurance etc, its just we are going with the intention of coming back but on the off chance we manage to find something we like then we will stay.
If i wasnt paying anything for six months, then suddenly started - would this cause a problem?
As Jo said you will pay tax and social security if you are working - but in order to work you will need to get your NIE number sorted, a bank account etc. Unless of course you are doing some casual bar work etc where you may get paid cash in hand ..... but you will need the NIE even to get interviews with legitimate companies.
Obtaining NIE and opening a bank account etc will not mean you start paying taxes or anything ... just puts you on the radar and gives you some ID !
Not quite sure what you mean about problems if you suddenly started to pay in .... paying into the system allows you to start receiving health care services / unemployment (but only after a set period of time and its really minimal anyway!) ....until such time as you start paying you are on your own in terms of financing everything in the same way as a visitor / tourist would be.