The Spanish tourist yacht registration regime (Régimen De Matrícula Turística) will end on the 31st December, 2018.
The regime allowed for the operation of certain yachts within Spanish waters under exemption from the payment of VAT in Spain (currently 21%) and matriculacion tax (currently 12%) depending on whether the owner was a non-EU resident or an EU resident not residing in Spain as follows:
1. Non-EU residents
Non-EU residents could register their yachts under the Spanish flag without paying Spanish VAT and matriculacion tax.
Following the withdrawal of the regime, non-EU residents keeping their vessels in Spain will have the following options:
2. EU residents not residing in Spain
EU residents not residing in Spain could register their yachts under the Spanish flag with VAT being payable on the vessel (if not already VAT paid) but without paying matriculation tax.
Following the withdrawal of the regime EU residents not residing in Spain who are keeping their vessels in Spain will either maintain the Spanish registration and pay matriculacion tax or change to an alternative flag.
Oceanskies can assist yacht owners who are effected by the termination of the tourist regime regime with the following services:
Please see our yacht registration landing page on our website at the following link for further information and pricing options:
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