LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WEDDING SERVICE SUPPLIERS
The Spanish tax authorities are continuing their determined campaign to clamp-down on tax evasion across the country and have this year announced further measures again to help reduce fiscal fraud in Spain.
The wedding industry in Spain has always attracted overseas workers who have enjoyed a tax free income for many years. This is now changing rapidly, weddings, baptisms, communions are some of the events that are now a specified area deemed worthy for further investigation. Getting married in Spain is becoming increasingly popular especially in the coastal regions and it is generating a lot of money which the tax authorities quite rightly require a share of.
We therefore highly recommend that you make sure all of your wedding suppliers, caterers, florists, photographers, musicians or anyone who is paid to work at your wedding are legally registered in Spain and have the correct documentation on them to present to the authorities in the event of an inspection taking place at your wedding. The authorities do have the right to disrupt your event if your suppliers or the venue cannot present proof of self employment (Autonomo) in Spain. If an inspection does take place at your wedding, any person working at the event without documentation will be asked to leave immediately to be fined at a later date.
THE RIVERMEN are of course registered legally with the spanish tax authorities and their documentation is available for inspection at all times. Copies can be sent to your wedding planner or venue upon request.