Spain Employer of Record Services
Payroll & Tax in Spain
A beginners guide to understanding payroll in Spain
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Our fully-compliant payroll service in Spain ensures your employees are paid on time, every time
Whatever the territory or region, you need to attract and retain the best talent. But different countries and different cultures mean different employee expectations. Spain is no different.
Payroll is key for any business; paying the correct salary to your business’s employees is vital. Using Agility EOR means that your employees are paid on time, every time, when they are working in Spain.
Agility EOR offers the following payroll services in Spain:
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Social Security in Spain (INSS)
The INSS oversees Spain’s extensive social security system. In order to participate in the social security system, all workers in Spain must register. The employer pays both employee and employer contributions each month.
Health care, unemployment insurance, occupational injuries, pensions, incapacitation, and death are all covered. Social security contribution bases range from EUR 1,125.90 to EUR 4,139.40 each month (2022).
Along with an additional proportion to cover labour and workplace hazards, employer social security contributions equal 29.9% of the employers’ costs. This is referred to as a professional contingency rate, and it fluctuates based on the operations of the business.
Tax Rates in Spain
Along with an additional proportion to cover labour and workplace hazards, employer social security contributions equal 30.4% of the employers’ costs. This is referred to as a professional contingency rate, and it fluctuates based on the operations of the business.
For indefinite contracts, additional deductions equal to 6.35% of the total monthly wage are made for employee contributions.
As a general rule, the following employer expenses are applicable when hiring people in Spain, subject to a monthly cap of Euros 4,495.50 (2023):
|Income per year||Tax Rate (%)|
|0 to 12,450 EUR||19%|
|12,451 to 20,200 EUR||24%|
|20,201 to 35,200 EUR||30%|
|35,201 to 60,000 EUR||37%|
|60,000 + EUR||45%|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.
Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.
Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.
We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.
As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so.
We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.
We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!