In a large part of the European territory, and specifically in Spain, a self-employed person is an individual who carries out some economic activity that makes him or her profit. Although the latter is different from an entrepreneur or corporation, because it does not sign any type of contract to carry out this activity. That is why the subject is a delicate one, especially when it comes to protecting and guaranteeing workers’ rights. Not evading tax legislation on the collection of taxes is something with which self-employed workers must also be very vigilant.
Do I have to pay taxes if I declare myself self-employed?
Like any economic activity, it is necessary to contribute on a regular basis. The legislation and law of many countries where there is the term self-employed for self-employed workers, have specific laws that clarify many points of this issue. In most cases it is necessary for self-employed workers to declare taxes. However, the tax collection law is a little more flexible with them. In countries like Spain there is a type of special tax for this productive sector known as the self-employed quota. This tax must be paid by all self-employed workers declared as self-employed.
Is delaying the payment of the self-employed quota an undesirable situation?
One of the most complicated legal situations for self-employed workers is to delay paying their quota. However, they can ask for an extension to comply with this tax. However, this is one of the situations that these self-employed workers must be most careful about, as their fiscal indebtedness increases. It is therefore very important that the self-employed pay their tax in the periods of time established by law.
Sticking to the law is one of the best ways to avoid conflicts over fiscal indebtedness.