Danish shipping is facing a tax trap in Spain in the aftermath of the termination of a mutual tax-agreement between Denmark and Spain/France.
Danish shipping is facing a tax trap in Spain in the aftermath of the termination of a mutual tax-agreement between Denmark and Spain/France. The termination passed through the Danish parliament in order to stop the growing transfer of pensions to Danish citizen living retired in these two countries. The money saved earlier in life can be transferred to the lower Spain"s taxation, which has become too much for Danish politicians.
Without the mutual tax-agreement Danish shipping might risk that Spain will tax each freight contract with some percentage.
?We are working on a solution in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Tax Ministry to avoid the huge bill we could face?, explains Jan Frits Hansen, Danmarks Rederiforening, to the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Danish shipping will not face the same problems in France because of a mutual maritime agreement between the two countries.