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I'm filling in my UK tax return and need to declare my Spanish income (I worked in Spain for a few months).

The problem is, I have no idea to figure out how much tax I've paid. I have a document which says how much I earned each month (net, I think) but nothing to tell me my total tax paid.

There is a section called 'Deducciones' with various categories (contingencias comunes etc)...is all this considered tax or not?

My total 'deducciones' only adds up to under 10% of my total earnings.

Any help appreciated.

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If anyone could help at all, I'd be really grateful!

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Presumably some of the deductions will be socual security not tax. I just ran all the phrases through google translate until I figured out what they all meant. It seemed that it was the social security that covered several items of deductions, tax was only one item.

You should be able to tie in the piece of paper with your pay slips, too.

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I'm filling in my UK tax return and need to declare my Spanish income (I worked in Spain for a few months).

The problem is, I have no idea to figure out how much tax I've paid. I have a document which says how much I earned each month (net, I think) but nothing to tell me my total tax paid.

There is a section called 'Deducciones' with various categories (contingencias comunes etc)...is all this considered tax or not?

My total 'deducciones' only adds up to under 10% of my total earnings.

Any help appreciated.
You should get a "certificado de retenciones". I get them from the companies I work in just before tax declaration time, which I think is around May (???)

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In my experience, I was paying the flat rate 25% expat tax and then I think social security is about 4.9% (capped at about 3600 euros a year or something similar.

Not sure if this will apply to you if you only worked in Spain for a couple of months and weren't a resident?

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In my experience, I was paying the flat rate 25% expat tax and then I think social security is about 4.9% (capped at about 3600 euros a year or something similar.

Not sure if this will apply to you if you only worked in Spain for a couple of months and weren't a resident?

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She was working legally and therefore had a residency certificate

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In my experience, I was paying the flat rate 25% expat tax and then I think social security is about 4.9% (capped at about 3600 euros a year or something similar.

Not sure if this will apply to you if you only worked in Spain for a couple of months and weren't a resident?

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... confused!

SS in Spain is a fixed figure each month and is NOT related to how much you earn - how can it be a percentage?

The normal figure is around 260 euros/month (3120 pa) but this depends on age and type of work.

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... confused!

SS in Spain is a fixed figure each month and is NOT related to how much you earn - how can it be a percentage?

The normal figure is around 260 euros/month (3120 pa) but this depends on age and type of work.
This is just the way my company explained it to me. It was a particular percentage of my salary based on the flat rate I had to pay. But then again, the company I worked for weren't very good at explaining much at all...

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Social security , as an employee, is 4,8% . The employers contribution is 35%.
Social security for self-employed is 29,8% , with a minimum of around 270/month.


Seguridad Social:Trabajadores

Seguridad Social:Trabajadores

http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_1/...ndex.htm#36538


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... confused!

SS in Spain is a fixed figure each month and is NOT related to how much you earn - how can it be a percentage?

The normal figure is around 260 euros/month (3120 pa) but this depends on age and type of work.


Think you are confused there!

The 260€ is for self employed work, it's much less for employees as their employer pays their share, too.

On the payslips I have seen and the year end form, the social security seemed to be divided into a few sections covering different elements - I only remember one off the top of my head, and it was for orphans ( which may be too literal a translation!)

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