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Unregistered
01-15-2009, 07:09 PM
I work legally with a contract for 15 hours per week in a bar here in Spain and am a Resident. I have been told by my boss today that I will be liable for a tax bill in excess of 1,500 Euros shortly yet I do not know why this is. I have been working there for nearly two years on contract, yet this is the first time I have been told I need to pay this amount of money.

Can anyone tell me why?

Unregistered
01-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention that I earn 80 Euros per week, plus have a child of 1 year old.

ifv
01-15-2009, 11:04 PM
Well, it doesn't make much sense. If you are working legally on a work contract, your employer is responsible for withholding your taxes monthly. However, this is for amounts in excess of around 700/month. If your wage is lower than this figure, you are not subject to Income tax.

Unregistered
01-15-2009, 11:47 PM
Thank you very much, ifv. I did do some research which stated that income tax wasn't payable on salaries less than 5,000 Euros pa but I just wanted to be sure.

It looks like my boss is trying to be nasty and nothing more.

Thanks once again

ifv
01-16-2009, 10:25 AM
This is what it seemed to me. Good luck with your boss!