When we incorporate a Spanish company, we do the following:
When the company is fully incorporated, we register your company for taxes. This usually includes:
The CIF number becomes the VAT number when the company registers formally for VAT. This can be converted into a Europe-wide VAT number on the VIES register.
As well as registering Spanish companies for IVA, we also register non-Spanish companies who require an IVA number to trade in Spain or in the EU.
The foreign company needs to get its identification number (CIF) first.
If the company wants to move from simple identification to trade; they will apply for a CIF on a different register. This can be done in one day, along with:
Your company receives a CIF number at the time of incorporation, and your company is then active and can start trading, the CIF number is also your VAT number. When the company starts to trade, we can:
A Spanish IVA number does not appear on the European register unless you apply for it.
This restriction is to prevent tax fraud, any company which has real business in Spain say with premises or staff or a tax agent can convert their IVA number into a European one within a few days.
The IVA number does not appear on the European register unless applied for. The restriction is to prevent tax fraud, but for any company which has real business: with premises, stock, a resident employed or in charge and some evidence that they are about to do business, we can convert the simple IVA number into a European one, in a day.