INTERNATIONAL TAXATION: CDI KEYS BETWEEN ANDORRA AND SPAIN

INTERNATIONAL TAXATION: CDI KEYS BETWEEN ANDORRA AND SPAIN

The Principality of Andorra has worked since 2009 on the opening of its financial and economic model , based on transparency. So, after giving up the tax haven status of the Andorran government has introduced many reforms, such as the entry into force of the Law on Direct Taxes on Income of Non-Residents (2011), the Law on the tax (2012), the Law on Economic Activities of Lava (2012), the Law on General Indirect tax (2013) and the Income tax of Individuals (2015).

This new tax framework has allowed the Principality of Andorra negotiate bilateral agreements to avoid double taxation (CDI), which ensures a framework of legal certainty for economic operators of both states. Thus, it is an agreement that benefits both Andorran companies providing services abroad, since the turnover of its activities abroad no longer subject to withholding at source, as foreign investment in Andorra because incomes are exempt from taxation in place of tax residence.

CDI BETWEEN THE PRINCIPALITY OF ANDORRA AND THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN

The Convention on avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and prevention of fiscal evasion between the Principality of Andorra and the Kingdom of Spain , which was ratified in September 2015 and entered into force in month February this year, is a tool for reducing tax costs and thus boost economic growth.

This agreement is based on the model tax convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to establish agreed standards and harmonize issues that may arise in the field of international double taxation , distributes the tax powers between the country of residence and the country of origin of income and eliminating the double taxation of income in the country of residence.

The CDI between the Principality of Andorra and the Kingdom of Spain consists of 27 articles divided into six chapters that define the treatment of real estate income, business profits, dividends, interest, royalties, capital gains, dependent personal services, remuneration to directors , pensions, students, artists and athletes rents and salaries for public service. However, the agreement includes an article on the exchange of tax information between Spain and Andorra.

In addition, the CDI has the characteristics between the two countries and a protocol which are completed and interpreted some articles of agreement that can generate conflict in their interpretation. You can view the agreement here .

ADVANTAGES OF CDI BETWEEN THE PRINCIPALITY OF ANDORRA AND THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN

The Convention on avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and prevention of fiscal evasion between the Principality of Andorra and the Kingdom of Spain establishes provisions so that a Spanish citizen or company can benefit from the regime Andorran tax, which presents conditions more attractive. So for Spanish companies implementing the CDI has the following benefits:

  • Removal of tax burdens in the form of retention, therefore decrease their tax costs and increase business competitiveness
  • Strengthening legal security for foreign investment. Prevented, for the same operation, apply a different rating by state
  • Favorable tax measures
  • Removal of certain anti-elusive

However, for the application of Andorra CDI provides the following advantages:

  • Recognition of the tax system Andorran key for foreign investment
  • Expansion of the potential market, therefore, favors the internationalization of companies in Andorra
  • Elimination of tax deductions in the field of services and royalties in countries where the activity is carried out

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