Spanish SII update July 2018

Sat 31st Mar 2018

Spain is planning modifications to its near live VAT transaction reporting regime, Immediate Supply of Information or SII.

Since 1 July 2017, SII reporting obliges qualifying businesses to summit relevant invoices within four days of issuance or receipt. It is only required from ‘large’ taxpayers (above €6m turnover per annum), entities in VAT groups and companies opted into the monthly refund regime. The data required includes:

  • Sales invoices
  • Purchase invoices
  • Intra-community supplies
  • Transactions for investment supplies

SII July 2018 changes

Minor XML file submission requirements are to change from 1 July 2018. These include:

  • A new field flagging invoices above €100,000 is to be included
  • An additional invoice code for import VAT deduction changes following a VAT audit
  • A new field for invoices claiming more than one exemption classification
  • A requirement for distance sellers to identify any sales where the customer has not been identified
  • A requirement for tax payers who become liable to report under SII mid-year to supply all transactions from the earlier part of the year. This will be under a separate data field.
  • A new field for simplified input VAT invoices with VAT to be deducted


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