Form 720. Information return on assets and rights held abroad.
Publicada el 08/03/19


Remember that April 1 ends its deadline.


The informative declaration on goods and rights located abroad of Spain (720 Form) is one of the main measures in the prevention and fight against Tax Avoidance.

We want to remind you briefly what is the purpose and main characteristics of this Form.


Who is required to submit the mentioned declaration in 2.018?


Those individuals or entities who being Tax Residents In Spain own assets and rights located abroad Spain  and, also, those that have some power of disposal without being the owner (empowered, representatives, and / or beneficiaries).


What assets and rights should be reported?


The Law classifies the goods to be reported into three different groups, so that each group or block is treated separately in terms of the values ​​to be consigned.

a).- Accounts and deposits in financial entities located abroad.

b).- Securities, shares, rights, insurance and income deposited, managed or earned abroad

c).- Real estate located abroad and rights over them.


Limits and exemptions for each group of goods:

– Limit of € 50,000. In the case that the value of each group doesn’t exceed the mentioned amount, there is no obligation to declare.

– There’s not obligation to declare when the assets and rights are identified and individualized in the owner’s accountancy. Special attention should be given to those responsible or empowered in this case because they are not exempted.

– Finally, it is also exempt from declaring current accounts abroad that must be declared by credit institutions domiciled in Spain.


What penalties or consequences arise from non-presentation of the declaration?


Undoubtedly one of the most controversial points of this model, are the strong economic sanctions that we will detail. In this sense, the penalty regime of this tax declaration has already been questioned by the European Commission, the economic-administrative courts have begun to annul sanctions, under certain circumstances, and a flood of proceedings and actions are expected.


The current regulations, however, indicate that, in the event that the tax administration detects undeclared assets, it would consider them as a capital gain or income to be charged in the oldest non-prescribed exercise.


In addition, it will be sanctioned in the following way:

– Capital gains or income: 150% of the full installment.

– Data provided incompletely, inaccurately or falsely: € 5,000 for each data with a minimum of € 10,000.

– Late compliance: 100 euros for data, with a minimum of € 1,500.


Remember that the declaration of the model 720 must be submitted electronically via the Internet and may be done either by the declarant himself or by a third party acting on his behalf.


If you need our help for the presentation of the model 720 or have any questions about it, please contact us through our email or in our offices.

Marc Ivars Iglesias

Marc Ivars Iglesias

Sotsdirector general at Àmbit Assessor
Licenciado en Derecho y Máster en Dirección Fiscal y Financiera de la Empresa por la Universidad de Barcelona, cuenta también con el Postgrado en Derecho de Nuevas Tecnologías de ESADE. Es especialista en derecho fiscal y mercantil societario.
Antes de su incorporación de como gerente de Àmbit Assessor en 1999, trabajó como responsable del departamento Fiscal-Contable del bufete Busquets Terradellas.
Durante años compaginó su trabajo con la docencia, como profesor de Hacienda Pública y Derecho Fiscal de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Marc Ivars Iglesias

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