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Giving (euros) to the church and reducing your tax bill

 

The Spanish tax rules allow you to give one-off donations to charity or regular donations to charity and receive, at the end of the financial year, up to 75% of those donations back through a reduction in your tax bill.  You can reduce your Spanish tax bill by up to 10% using this method. 

 

You should ask the Treasurer for a certificate ‘certificado de donación’ to prove your charitable contributions have been made and you should fill out the Modelo 182.  If you are on the envelope scheme we may be able to record your weekly contributions to the church and provide a certificate at the end of the year to you.  If those contributions, say, are €20 per week, for 50 weeks that amounts to €1000 and the certificate returned with your tax form in April will reduce your tax bill by 75% of €150 and 30% of €850, which is €367.50.  (though you would have to be paying €3675 in tax anyway to have that reduction).  Of course, if you manage to do it, it would be wonderful if you felt able to donate some of that €367.50 back to the church! 

 

If you run a company and pay tax the reduction in corporate tax is up to 40%, with the same maximum 10% of taxes paid limit.

 

Donor

Donation

2016

Individual (IRPF) Up to €150 donated to one or various organisations 75%
Individual (IRPF) €150+ donated to a new organisation 30%
Individual (IRPF) €150+ and if during the two previous tax years donations have been made to the same non-profit for the same or higher amount. 35%
Company (Corporate Tax) If in past 2 years have not given to same NGO 35%
Company (Corporate Tax) If in past 2 years have given to same NGO 40%

 

For more information see here and here shows you how to fill yout the Modelo 182 on line.

NB. Both individuals and corporations have a limited tax base of the deduction which cannot exceed 10% of the total taxable base for the period.

Adrian Low, Chaplain