The Tax Agency has already returned over 6.8 billion euros to 11 million tax payers following the end of the campaign

2016 Income Campaign

  • 19.4 million tax returns statements have already been registered, 450,000 more than in the previous campaign
  • More than 79% of refunds and 68% of amounts requested have already been paid to taxpayers
  • Almost 88% of the total amount have been filed online, almost 34 points more than six years ago, when the measures to promote online filing as the primary filing method were bolstered.
  • 'RENTA WEB' and the improvements made in prior years have made the campaign run more smoothly with 43% more tax returns in the first two months and 35% more refunds than six years ago in the same campaign period

4 July 2017.- The Tax Agency has already refunded 6,818 million euros to 11,087,000 taxpayers after the conclusion of the Personal Income Tax (IRPF) campaign corresponding to 2016, meaning that almost 79% of the refunds requested have been made and 68% of the amounts have already been paid.

Up to yesterday's date, the Agency had already registered 19,393,000 Income Tax returns, 450,900 more
than on the same date last year. For this campaign, it was anticipated that 19,750,000 returns would be filed.

Based on the, therefore, provisional data, it can be confirmed that there has been an increase in the number of online filings, reaching 17 million returns, i.e. almost 88% of the total. The growth in the proportion of returns being filed online compared to the overall total is 34 percentage points, if compared to the figures for six years ago (2010 personal income tax, filed in 2011), when the measures to encourage online filing began being promoted.

Speedier filings and refunds

The full implementation of "RENTA WEB' this year as a universal tool offered by the Tax Agency for managing all tax returns represents the culmination of a strategy started six years ago with the setting up of the REN0 service for obtaining the tax return draft online, and its aim was to speed up tax return filing and facilitate the refund process, so that more taxpayers could file sooner and get their refund faster.

Thus, taking the first two months (two thirds) of the campaign that has just ended, the number of tax returns filed has grown by over 3,100,000 with respect to the figures for the same period six years ago, i.e. 43%, and refunds are up by over 1,600,000, i.e. 35%. In this latest campaign, half of the expected total tax returns were already filed in these first two months.

These objectives were accomplished during this campaign, whilst at the same time keeping up with the traditional on-site customer care service. This year, the Tax Agency has arranged more than 2.4 million appointments for drawing up tax returns and has attended more than 4.3 million telephone calls relating to filing tax returns, information and customer care.

Wealth Tax

In parallel to the Personal Income Tax Campaign, the Agency has developed the campaign for Wealth Tax, which must be declared by taxpayers who owe taxes (after applying relevant deductions and discounts) and by taxpayers who do not owe taxes but who last year had assets and rights worth over 2 million euros.

Up to yesterday's date, more than 197,500 Wealth Tax returns have been received and the amount owed totals 1,033 million euros.

Annex. The following tables are attached:

  • 2016 Personal Income Tax (Data as at 3 July) National Data
  • Tax returns filed
  • Requested and paid refunds
  • 2015/2016 Refunds paid, number and amount