It’s not news that many companies doing business in Spain have been paying more tax than they should have. But, why? The reason for this is the local, regional and central government taxes which were not designed taking into account Community directives. In order to correct this situation, the Commission has initiated several proceedings and the ECJ has handed down judgements correcting Spanish tax legislation.
And .. does this open the door to claims for taxes inappropriately applied? The answer is yes, even in the case of those taxes which the Spanish authorities consider have lapsed. If your company operates in several European countries, this situation offers the possibility of recovering taxes inappropriately paid.
The PwC team specialising in International Tax and Tax Procedures has developed an exclusive solution which can mean: