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Special Convenio – To Make Up Pension Years Or Bridge Income Gap

Convenios Especiales are agreements that you can sign up for, thus committing to voluntary payment of the social security contributions (instead of an employer). Why/when: If you find yourself in a situation of unemployment (once your contributi

Do I Pay Income Tax On Unemployment Benefits?

Yes you do. Unemployment benefits (paro) are seen as income from work and therefore subject to Income Tax and need to be included in your RENTA. Although SEPE/INEM should withhold a percentage of IRPF retention, in practice they do not always do

On Sick Leave – What Happens With Holiday Entitlement

When you are ´de baja´ for medical reasons, your entitlement to paid holiday days will continue to grow, as if you were working. If you had planned a holiday, but fall ill before or during, the days you were on sick leave will not be taken off

Homologation Eu Professional Diplomas / Recognition Non-university Studies

Completed your studies in another EU country and wish to work in Spain in a regulated profession that requires certificate of succesfully completed studies? Then you need to get your diploma/certificate homologated for a Spanish equivalent throu

Family Bereavement – Entitled To Paid Leave?

Yes, for a family bereavement, till 2nd grade, so for parents, grandparents, children or grandchildren. Your own or those of your spouse. ONLY if you are married, NOT in a registered partnership (pareja de hecho) unless the latter is specificall

Unemployed Can I Holiday Abroad?

For full information including days allowed on. This and application forms on the link below Unemployed Holidays

Tachograph Card – How To Obtain A Spanish One?

There are different kinds of ´tarjetas tacógrafos´ in Spain. For drivers, for businesses and for learning centres. They need to be applied for at the office of ´Servicio de Transporte´ of your province, or you can, with a digital certificat

Wages Not Paid – Can I Leave Job Without Losing Right To Paro?

Yes you can, your right to leave a job where the employer doesn´t meet his obligations is stated in article 50 0f the Statutes for Employees, but you must start a procedure through the social courts, asking for any late wages to be paid, AND yo

Autonomo Cuota Frozen For January 2017

Until the State´s General Budget has been approved, the 2016 cuota for Autonomos remains frozen – at least for January, possibly February as well. For the majority of Autonomos who pay contribution over the minimum ´base reguladora´ the

National Holidays 2017 All European Countries

Follow this link for the dates arranged by country.   LINK TO BOE PUBLICATION