Self employment in Gran Canaria

Self employment (autonomous)

A comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about being self empoyed in Gran Canaria. The tax obligations for self employed people, the benefits and disadvantages of being self employed and information on all the paperwork required to be self employed in Gran Canaria.

If you choose to be self-employed or are offered a self employed contract there are a few things you must know.

You will have to go to the social security office yourself and fill in the necessary forms. The minimum monthly contribution for social security is 225 euros / month.

At the end of the year you will also have to complete your tax return (RENTA), however as you are self employed you are able to claim more expenses than those on standard contracts but not as many as you would in the UK.

If you are already registered in the UK system you can work self employed in Spain for up to 2 years and claim medical benefits. See The Department for Work and Pensions website for details.

For more information about what income tax you’ll have to pay at the end of the year see our taxes section.

If you are self employed and have any further information that could help the many self employed foreigners in GC please add a comment below. Thanks


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