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Spain’s High Fiscal Pressure: How to Attract Foreign Investment and Boost Economic Growth

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Spain’s fiscal effort outstrips EU average by 17.8%: IEE

On Wednesday, the Institute of Economic Studies (IEE) released its Tax Competitiveness 2023 report, revealing that Spain’s fiscal pressure is significantly higher than the European Union average. According to the report, Spain’s fiscal effort is 17.8% higher than that of the EU, with a forecasted fiscal pressure of around 39%. The tightening of business taxation in Spain is expected to slow down economic growth, according to the president and general director of the IEE.

The report highlights that Spain’s overall tax pressure on companies and entrepreneurs remains higher than the EU average. Specific data shows that Spain’s Corporate Tax and social security contributions from businesses represent a larger percentage of GDP compared to the EU average. According to the Tax Competitiveness Index, Spain’s tax competitiveness has declined significantly in recent years, ranking among the worst within the OECD.

Furthermore, Spain’s regulatory fiscal pressure is also significantly higher than the EU and OECD averages, particularly in terms of corporate tax and property tax. Personal Income Tax in Spain is also above the EU and OECD averages and is more progressive in nature. Overall, the tax rate combined with Social Security contributions in Spain is relatively high compared to other countries.

The IEE emphasizes that addressing these issues will be crucial for supporting economic growth and investment in Spain. By comparing with other European and OECD countries, Spain can better understand the impact of its tax policies on businesses and individuals. The report suggests that reducing regulatory fiscal pressure by implementing reforms such as lowering corporate taxes or improving property rights could help attract foreign investment and boost economic growth in Spain.

By Samantha Nguyen

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