Arnau Cañellas said yesterday that there will be an intensification of tax checks.

12-05-2014Joan Torres

The Tax Agency is to intensify the control of holiday rentals in the Balearics. From the start of May it will be stepping up the number of visits and actions that are normally undertaken during the main season.

In addition, all intermediaries (websites promoting rentals) will have to provide information to the agency as from the start of July. This in line with the Spanish government's regulations for the provision of data regarding clients, length of stay, income and property owners. The agency's special delegate in the Balearics, Arnau Cañellas, said yesterday that at the end of this year the websites will have to forward all information from 1 January. In this way, the agency will have information it needs to control undeclared income and to combat fraud. It will also be checked against other data, such as electricity consumption.

For the past three years, the agency has been warning taxpayers that they are obliged to declare income from the renting of properties. Cañellas notes that around 90% of tax denunciations have to do with holiday rental accommodation non-declarations.


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Paul Jones / Hace about 1 year

What if you own a property but don't rent if out, how do you prove you get no income?


RBMM / Hace about 1 year

To Dick and James Worrall. There is a big difference between holiday rentals advertised by Airbnb, Homeaway, etc and holiday rentals advertised elsewhere in media not checked by the Spanish authorities. Airbnb, Homeaway, etc will be forced to send data to the Spanish authorities (which also is used by the tax office) about number of nights rented, rental price, etc (at least the same amount of information that hotels send to authorities). The aim is to make it very transparent and easy for everyone to check. With access to such data it is easy to program computers to calculate interesting figures for the tax authorities. If you rent out in other ways and don't use Airbnb, Homeaway, etc. it may be easier to evade tax, but if tax authorities find out the number of nights a property is rented they can easily calculate what income that would be. I am sure that they will not accept prices such as 1-2 euros per night. This is of course only my interpretation.


Phil 67 / Hace about 1 year

If you have a licence


Dick / Hace about 1 year

So if you where renting out your property and declaring the income to correct authorities then you are safe


James Worrall / Hace about 1 year

What if the rental for the accommodation is €1 a week?? Work it out guys its easily done...


RBMM / Hace about 1 year

In the end of April a data bank containing information about who rents out to whom, Turisdata, will be available free of charge according to Mallorca Zeitung March 28, 2018 (Ferienhäuser auf Mallorca im Griff der Datenkrake). They don't write exactly which information that data bank contains. The data bank is used by authorities to find tax evaders. However, is it likely that someone who doesn't have a license to rent out would report income from illegal renting?


palmadave / Hace about 1 year

Steve. You don't. Thats the tax investigators job.


Steve, Palma Nova / Hace about 1 year

To "s". How do you know that they're not making a tax declaration ? You can be in big trouble making false denuncias.


RBMM / Hace about 1 year

MDB had an article on that August 6, 2017: Email system for denouncing illegal holiday rentals.


S. / Hace about 1 year

How can the illegality of owners ,who rent their property, but do not declare this income, be reported ?. There are a great number of these cheaters.