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The Tax Agency has returned over 7.487 million euros to 11.3 million taxpayers since the end of the campaign

2018 Income Tax Campaign

  • More than 78% of the refunds and 69% of the amounts requested have already been paid to taxpayers 
  • A total of 20,600,000 tax returns have been registered, with a strong recovery in tax returns with payments due as a result of particularly strong growth in capital gains 
  • Returns with the Agency's mobile application have reached a total of almost 290,000, 45% up on last year, while the telephone-assisted returns have reached almost 240,000, an increase of 33%

4 July 2019 .- The Tax Agency has already refunded 7,487 million euros to 11,356,000 taxpayers after the end of the Personal Income Tax campaign corresponding to 2018 (IRPF 2018), meaning that, at this time, 78.6% of the refunds requested have been made and 69.1% of the amounts have already been paid. The amount returned increases by 6.2% and the number of refunds is up by 0.5%.

The Agency has received 20,600,000 Income Tax returns, 863,000 euros more than in the previous campaign at the same date. Tax Returns with requests for refunds have reached a total of almost 14,450,000 – 70% of the total. The strong increase in tax returns with payments due is noteworthy, with numbers up by 5.5% and an increase of more than 18% in amounts of payments due. This change is mainly due to the strong increase in capital gains, and also to the fact that in previous years returns filed before the deadline continued to be recognised in the days and weeks following the end of the campaign – especially in the case of pre-tax returns with payments due – while this year all returns are registered at the closing date.

Promoting alternative telematic methods

The most noteworthy feature of this campaign, now completed, includes the consolidation of the two alternative remote filing methods to the Agency's website (the mobile application and the "Le llamamos" (We call you) plan for filing tax returns by phone), which have received a new boost in this campaign. Meanwhile, the traditional in-person service in branches has remained in place, and more than 2.1 million returns have been filed on Income Tax platforms, a very similar figure to that of last year.

With regard to the mobile application, more than 289,800 returns have been filed, 45.5% up on the previous campaign. 221,000 of these were 'one-click' filings, and the rest correspond to cases where the taxpayer was referred to the Tax Agency website from the app to make a modification and then returned to the app to finish the process.

At the same time, the number of tax returns made by taxpayers who have arranged an appointment for the Tax Agency's 'Callback Scheme' has also increased. More than 239,600 returns have been filed over the phone (33.3% up on last year).

As the 'Callback Scheme' has absorbed the old system of telephone calls, it has allowed for better planning of the telephone service and therefore is faster as a support tool designed as a great alternative to in-person assistance, so that taxpayers who are less well-versed in new technologies have access to a telephone helpline, and can file tax returns and if it is the case, receive their rebates earlier.

The new boost to these alternative electronic filing methods, together with the improvements to RENTA WEB, have contributed to an acceleration of tax returns filed in the first section of the campaign. Similarly, the fact that taxpayers were able to prepare themselves in advance again this year, using basic aids two weeks before the start of the campaign, such as downloading tax data and obtaining their reference number.

Thus, by the time branch assistance opened, on 14 May, 574,000 more taxpayers had already filed their tax return than last year at the same date. Of this increase, 236,000 were taxpayers who, in the previous campaign, waited to receive in-branch assistance, but who decided to use one of the various remote filing methods this year to speed up the process and to avoid having to travel to physical Tax Agency branches.

Cartera de valores

The now completed campaign also featured the inclusion of the securities portfolio in RENTA WEB. This tool, which has been used by nearly 270,000 taxpayers, lets you directly view the composition and all the operations in the portfolio at 1 January of the year the tax is accrued (this campaign is for 2018) and input all income generated on sales of quoted shares, facilitating filing of gains and losses.

At the same time, any data that the taxpayer still needs to fill in, specifically historical share acquisition prices, will be saved on the system for future years and the calculation of gains and losses will be done automatically in future.

Wealth Tax

In parallel to the Personal Income Tax Campaign, the Agency began the Wealth Tax campaign, to be filed by taxpayers with payments due (after applying the pertinent deductions and discounts) and by taxpayers with payments due and who last year had assets and rights to the value of over 2 million euros. To date, almost 205,000 Wealth Tax returns have already been registered and the amount of payments due stands at 1,115 million euros.

2018 Personal Income Tax (data as at 4 July)

Personal Income Tax 2017

2018 Personal Income Tax

% 2018/2017

NAVIGATION RENTA WEB

(nº. of taxpayers)

15,791,029

18,033,133

14.20%

Tax returns filed

19,741,081

20,604,531

4.37%

Tax returns with taxes owed

5,042,143

5,317,302

5.46%

Amount (million €)

10,112.887

11,950.032

18.17%

Tax returns with application for refund

13,919,080

14,447,171

3.79%

Amount (million €)

9,995.679

10,833.642

8.38%

Refunds Paid

11,294,781

11,356,298

0.54%

Amount (million €)

7,046.184

7,487.005

6.26%

N.B.:

The sum of the tax returns to pay and refunds does not match the returns filed because negative returns and returns waiving refund were not included.

Tax returns filed

OFFICES

PROVINCIAL

Total tax returns filed

Personal Income Tax 2017

Total tax returns filed

2018 Personal Income Tax

% Variation

Presented 2018/2017

ALMERÍA

295,658

312,701

5.76%

CÁDIZ

352,572

370,907

5.20%

CÓRDOBA

335,312

347,381

3.60%

GRANADA

378,942

394,390

4.08%

HUELVA

219,024

230,073

5.04%

JAÉN

289,614

298,182

2.96%

MÁLAGA

633,024

671,621

6.10%

SEVILLA

743,900

783,845

5.37%

JEREZ

103,859

109,218

5.16%

CEUTA

29,375

30,847

5.01%

MELILLA

28,837

30,734

6.58%

ANDALUCÍA

3,410,117

3,579,899

4.98%

HUESCA

111,169

114,623

3.11%

TERUEL

68,944

70,635

2.45%

ZARAGOZA

502,897

519,867

3.37%

ARAGÓN

683,010

705,125

3.24%

OVIEDO

330,759

339,180

2.55%

GIJÓN

172,187

176,761

2.66%

ASTURIAS

502,946

515,941

2.58%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

505,631

533,799

5.57%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

505,631

533,799

5.57%

LAS PALMAS

438,924

466,165

6.21%

STA. CRUZ DE TENERIFE

396,819

420,697

6.02%

CANARIAS

835,743

886,862

6.12%

CANTABRIA

275,705

285,731

3.64%

CANTABRIA

275,705

285,731

3.64%

ALBACETE

178,107

184,143

3.39%

CIUDAD REAL

212,277

219,132

3.23%

CUENCA

91,484

93,830

2.56%

GUADALAJARA

120,837

125,566

3.91%

TOLEDO

298,924

311,038

4.05%

CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

901,629

933,709

3.56%

ÁVILA  

75,283

77,121

2.44%

BURGOS

193,285

197,860

2.37%

LEÓN

229,590

235,330

2.50%

PALENCIA

83,942

86,157

2.64%

SALAMANCA

163,521

167,903

2.68%

SEGOVIA

75,936

78,356

3.19%

SORIA

49,155

50,278

2.28%

VALLADOLID

268,918

277,886

3.33%

ZAMORA

83,787

85,299

1.80%

CASTILLA Y LEÓN

1,223,417

1,256,190

2.68%

BARCELONA

2,619,548

2,730,255

4.23%

GIRONA

330,466

343,992

4.09%

LLEIDA

199,126

205,568

3.24%

TARRAGONA

352,471

367,326

4.21%

CATALUÑA

3,501,611

3,647,141

4.16%

BADAJOZ

282,218

295,631

4.75%

CÁCERES

177,139

184,559

4.19%

EXTREMADURA

459,357

480,190

4.54%

A CORUÑA

543,319

563,574

3.73%

LUGO

159,600

163,945

2.72%

OURENSE

143,884

148,286

3.06%

PONTEVEDRA

249,876

260,344

4.19%

VIGO

176,662

184,260

4.30%

GALICIA

1,273,341

1,320,409

3.70%

MADRID

3,218,764

3,375,229

4.86%

MADRID

3,218,764

3,375,229

4.86%

MURCIA

467,040

490,644

5.05%

CARTAGENA

133,623

139,742

4.58%

MURCIA

600,663

630,386

4.95%

NAVARRE

1,904

2,147

12.76%

NAVARRE

1,904

2,147

12.76%

ÁLAVA

1,041

1,082

3.94%

GUIPÚZCOA

1,217

1,340

10.11%

VIZCAYA

2,216

2,424

9.39%

BASQUE COUNTRY

4,474

4,846

8.31%

LA RIOJA

162,317

168,172

3.61%

LA RIOJA

162,317

168,172

3.61%

ALICANTE

736,988

775,666

5.25%

CASTELLÓN

275,568

286,772

4.07%

VALENCIA

1,167,896

1,216,317

4.15%

C. VALENCIANA

2,180,452

2,278,755

4.51%

NATIONAL TOTAL

19,741,081

20,604,531

4.37%

Requested and paid refunds (amounts in million euros)

OFFICES

PROVINCIAL

Requested (no.) 2018 Personal Income Tax

Pagadas (nº)

2018 Personal Income Tax

% Paid/req.

Requested amount

2018 Personal Income Tax

Amount paid

2018 Personal Income Tax

% Paid/req.

ALMERÍA

231,251

188,093

81.34%

136.461

99.362

72.81%

CÁDIZ

271,570

217,247

80.00%

209.334

153.427

73.29%

CÓRDOBA

248,499

193,033

77.68%

153.891

109.160

70.93%

GRANADA

275,979

209,323

75.85%

187.199

127.291

68.00%

HUELVA

175,592

139,702

79.56%

103.985

74.562

71.70%

JAÉN

220,824

172,127

77.95%

122.673

86.861

70.81%

MÁLAGA

467,637

357,607

76.47%

341.830

231.687

67.78%

SEVILLA

565,520

440,124

77.83%

414.462

285.862

68.97%

JEREZ

82,160

67,634

82.32%

58.294

43.772

75.09%

CEUTA

24,475

18,672

76.29%

18.428

12.667

68.74%

MELILLA

24,115

17,897

74.22%

18.437

11.966

64.91%

ANDALUCÍA

2,587,622

2,021,459

78.12%

1,764.993

1,236.619

70.06%

HUESCA

76,208

59,310

77.83%

51.882

35.249

67.94%

TERUEL

48,195

38,719

80.34%

29.260

20.586

70.36%

ZARAGOZA

346,164

274,893

79.41%

249.494

176.118

70.59%

ARAGÓN

470,567

372,922

79.25%

330.636

231.953

70.15%

OVIEDO

245,756

199,899

81.34%

195.867

143.908

73.47%

GIJÓN

123,564

99,925

80.87%

94.433

68.703

72.75%

ASTURIAS

369,320

299,824

81.18%

290.300

212.611

73.24%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

324,035

239,237

73.83%

247.652

160.626

64.86%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

324,035

239,237

73.83%

247.652

160.626

64.86%

LAS PALMAS

353,808

276,497

78.15%

259.469

176.574

68.05%

TENERIFE

315,591

251,499

79.69%

224.246

156.642

69.85%

CANARIAS

669,399

527,996

78.88%

483.715

333.216

68.89%

CANTABRIA

209,065

160,219

76.64%

162.943

109.059

66.93%

CANTABRIA

209,065

160,219

76.64%

162.943

109.059

66.93%

ALBACETE

135,625

109,183

80.50%

90.682

65.182

71.88%

CIUDAD REAL

163,047

131,985

80.95%

107.076

78.317

73.14%

CUENCA

69,746

56,022

80.32%

44.194

30.973

70.08%

GUADALAJARA

91,612

73,512

80.24%

69.950

50.875

72.73%

TOLEDO

232,742

187,517

80.57%

159.837

116.344

72.79%

C. -LA MANCHA

692,772

558,219

80.58%

471.739

341.691

72.43%

ÁVILA  

57,444

46,955

81.74%

37.800

27.537

72.85%

BURGOS

142,349

112,807

79.25%

112.679

78.936

70.05%

LEÓN

171,924

138,812

80.74%

121.494

88.178

72.58%

PALENCIA

62,141

51,113

82.25%

43.270

32.072

74.12%

SALAMANCA

120,291

97,550

81.10%

82.368

59.249

71.93%

SEGOVIA

57,286

45,968

80.24%

40.008

28.353

70.87%

SORIA

36,962

29,933

80.98%

25.093

17.791

70.90%

VALLADOLID

206,200

168,198

81.57%

158.958

115.991

72.97%

ZAMORA

63,452

51,885

81.77%

39.290

28.697

73.04%

C. and LEÓN

918,049

743,221

80.96%

660.960

476.803

72.14%

BARCELONA

1,682,970

1,280,103

76.06%

1,437.539

969.248

67.42%

GIRONA

213,174

158,199

74.21%

166.263

109.588

65.91%

LLEIDA

133,806

102,428

76.55%

94.274

63.974

67.86%

TARRAGONA

240,113

180,719

75.26%

186.224

124.346

66.77%

CATALUÑA

2,270,063

1,721,449

75.83%

1,884.300

1,267.156

67.25%

BADAJOZ

211,311

167,289

79.17%

116.375

82.875

71.21%

CÁCERES

129,043

104,764

81.19%

69.807

50.581

72.46%

EXTREMADURA

340,354

272,053

79.93%

186.182

133.455

71.68%

A CORUÑA

388,952

310,640

79.87%

273.334

193.657

70.85%

LUGO

116,751

94,856

81.25%

72.974

51.642

70.77%

OURENSE

97,956

79,649

81.31%

56.735

40.309

71.05%

PONTEVEDRA

185,069

148,100

80.02%

125.387

88.744

70.78%

VIGO

129,558

104,982

81.03%

97.197

70.225

72.25%

GALICIA

918,286

738,227

80.39%

625.627

444.576

71.06%

MADRID

2,488,395

1,988,870

79.93%

2,209.857

1,503.016

68.01%

MADRID

2,488,395

1,988,870

79.93%

2,209.857

1,503.016

68.01%

MURCIA

357,663

277,465

77.58%

252.830

171.446

67.81%

CARTAGENA

101,535

79,272

78.07%

73.672

51.635

70.09%

MURCIA

459,198

356,737

77.69%

326.502

223.081

68.32%

NAVARRE

1,493

769

51.51%

0.838

0.339

40.49%

NAVARRE

1,493

769

51.51%

0.838

0.339

40.49%

ÁLAVA

745

451

60.54%

0.410

0.187

45.69%

GUIPÚZCOA

936

573

61.22%

0.515

0.238

46.15%

VIZCAYA

1,646

985

59.84%

1.000

0.405

40.54%

BASQUE COUNTRY

3,327

2,009

60.38%

1.926

0.831

43.14%

LA RIOJA

120,743

90,126

74.64%

85.165

55.074

64.67%

LA RIOJA

120,743

90,126

74.64%

85.165

55.074

64.67%

ALICANTE

540,084

428,324

79.31%

349.723

244.994

70.05%

CASTELLÓN

204,315

160,405

78.51%

138.179

95.526

69.13%

VALENCIA

860,084

674,232

78.39%

612.407

416.377

67.99%

C. VALENCIANA

1,604,483

1,262,961

78.71%

1,100.309

756.897

68.79%

NATIONAL TOTAL

14,447,171

11,356,298

78.61%

10,833.642

7,487.003

69.11%

 2017/2018 Refunds paid, number and amount

(Amounts in millions of euros)

OFFICES

PROVINCIAL

Paid (no.) 2017 Personal Income Tax

Pagadas (nº)

2018 Personal Income Tax

% Var.2018/2017

Amount Paid

Personal Income Tax 2017

Amount paid

2018 Personal Income Tax

% Var.2018/2017

ALMERÍA

183,793

188,093

2.34%

91.081

99.362

9.09%

CÁDIZ

215,314

217,247

0.90%

146.447

153.427

4.77%

CÓRDOBA

201,453

193,033

- 4.18%

102.752

109.160

6.24%

GRANADA

216,761

209,323

- 3.43%

121.303

127.291

4.94%

HUELVA

140,071

139,702

-0.26%

70.654

74.562

5.53%

JAÉN

183,385

172,127

- 6.14%

87.522

86.861

-0.76%

MÁLAGA

355,099

357,607

0.71%

216.465

231.687

7.03%

SEVILLA

436,153

440,124

0.91%

266.984

285.862

7.07%

JEREZ

66,110

67,634

2.31%

40.348

43.772

8.49%

CEUTA

18,362

18,672

1.69%

11.462

12.667

10.51%

MELILLA

17,062

17,897

4.89%

10.693

11.966

11.90%

ANDALUCÍA

2,033,563

2,021,459

-0.60%

1,165.712

1,236.619

6.08%

HUESCA

60,625

59,310

-2.17%

34.009

35.249

3.65%

TERUEL

40,003

38,719

- 3.21%

20.515

20.586

0.35%

ZARAGOZA

277,934

274,893

-1.09%

169.841

176.118

3.70%

ARAGÓN

378,562

372,922

-1.49%

224.365

231.953

3.38%

OVIEDO

199,300

199,899

0.30%

138.130

143.908

4.18%

GIJÓN

99,500

99,925

0.43%

65.406

68.703

5.04%

ASTURIAS

298,800

299,824

0.34%

203.535

212.611

4.46%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

236,023

239,237

1.36%

148.475

160.626

8.18%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

236,023

239,237

1.36%

148.475

160.626

8.18%

LAS PALMAS

260,381

276,497

6.19%

159.372

176.574

10.79%

TENERIFE

238,412

251,499

5.49%

141.233

156.642

10.91%

CANARIAS

498,793

527,996

5.85%

300.605

333.216

10.85%

CANTABRIA

161,128

160,219

-0.56%

105.618

109.059

3.26%

CANTABRIA

161,128

160,219

-0.56%

105.618

109.059

3.26%

ALBACETE

108,852

109,183

0.30%

60.536

65.182

7.67%

CIUDAD REAL

133,772

131,985

-1.34%

75.515

78.317

3.71%

CUENCA

56,763

56,022

- 1.31%

29.165

30.973

6.20%

GUADALAJARA

72,665

73,512

1.17%

47.758

50.875

6.53%

TOLEDO

184,104

187,517

1.85%

106.768

116.344

8.97%

C. -LA MANCHA

556,156

558,219

0.37%

319.742

341.691

6.86%

ÁVILA  

47,307

46,955

- 0.74%

25.917

27.537

6.25%

BURGOS

114,936

112,807

- 1.85%

77.846

78.936

1.40%

LEÓN

139,051

138,812

- 0.17%

86.002

88.178

2.53%

PALENCIA

51,775

51,113

-1.28%

31.852

32.072

0.69%

SALAMANCA

98,387

97,550

-0.85%

58.717

59.249

0.91%

SEGOVIA

46,200

45,968

-0.50%

26.837

28.353

5.65%

SORIA

30,160

29,933

-0.75%

17.373

17.791

2.41%

VALLADOLID

167,893

168,198

0.18%

112.785

115.991

2.84%

ZAMORA

52,329

51,885

-0.85%

27.798

28.697

3.23%

C. and LEÓN

748,038

743,221

-0.64%

465.125

476.803

2.51%

BARCELONA

1,303,764

1,280,103

-1.81%

924.951

969.248

4.79%

GIRONA

161,601

158,199

-2.11%

103.322

109.588

6.07%

LLEIDA

103,956

102,428

- 1.47%

59.787

63.974

7.00%

TARRAGONA

183,771

180,719

-1.66%

115.884

124.346

7.30%

CATALUÑA

1,753,092

1,721,449

-1.80%

1,203.943

1,267.156

5.25%

BADAJOZ

163,325

167,289

2.43%

73.487

82.875

12.77%

CÁCERES

102,306

104,764

2.40%

46.128

50.581

9.65%

EXTREMADURA

265,631

272,053

2.42%

119.615

133.455

11.57%

A CORUÑA

309,770

310,640

0.28%

179.415

193.657

7.94%

LUGO

94,811

94,856

0.05%

46.923

51.642

10.06%

OURENSE

79,255

79,649

0.50%

36.407

40.309

10.72%

PONTEVEDRA

145,020

148,100

2.12%

80.435

88.744

10.33%

VIGO

103,621

104,982

1.31%

65.546

70.225

7.14%

GALICIA

732,477

738,227

0.79%

408.725

444.576

8.77%

MADRID

1,915,885

1,988,870

3.81%

1,407.150

1,503.016

6.81%

MADRID

1,915,885

1,988,870

3.81%

1,407.150

1,503.016

6.81%

MURCIA

278,192

277,465

-0.26%

160.565

171.446

6.78%

CARTAGENA

80,869

79,272

-1.97%

49.875

51.635

3.53%

MURCIA

359,061

356,737

- 0.65%

210.440

223.081

6.01%

NAVARRE

950

769

- 19.05%

0.394

0.339

- 13.98%

NAVARRE

950

769

- 19.05%

0.394

0.339

- 13.98%

ÁLAVA

522

451

- 13.60%

0.203

0.187

- 7.89%

GUIPÚZCOA

652

573

- 12.12%

0.258

0.238

- 7.70%

VIZCAYA

1,079

985

- 8.71%

0.509

0.405

- 20.37%

BASQUE COUNTRY

2,253

2,009

- 10.83%

0.970

0.831

- 14.39%

LA RIOJA

90,350

90,126

- 0.25%

51.232

55.074

7.50%

LA RIOJA

90,350

90,126

- 0.25%

51.232

55.074

7.50%

ALICANTE

420,612

428,324

1.83%

228.713

244.994

7.12%

CASTELLÓN

161,819

160,405

-0.87%

89.400

95.526

6.85%

VALENCIA

681,588

674,232

-1.08%

392.423

416.377

6.10%

C. VALENCIANA

1,264,019

1,262,961

-0.08%

710.536

756.897

6.52%

NATIONAL TOTAL

11,294,781

11,356,298

0.54%

7,046.184

7,487.003

6.26%