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By year-end, the Tax Agency refunded more than 9.3 billion euros to 13.5 million taxpayers

2017 Income Tax campaign

  • This represents almost 97% of refunds and over 93% of the total amount requested
  • The number of tax returns filed rose by more than 260,000 with respect to the previous year, maintaining the recovery that started in 2015 and representing the highest figure in the series

4 January 2019.- By 28 December 2018, the Tax Agency had already processed 96.6% of refunds corresponding to the 2017 Income Campaign. At year-end, this means more than 13,502,000 taxpayers received the reimbursement corresponding with their Personal Income Tax return. The total refunded quantity amounts to 9.327 billion euros, which represents 93.14% of the amount requested.

There were 19,988.643 tax returns filed in the last Income Campaign, which represents 260,000 more than the previous year. This increase maintains the recovery of the number of Personal Income Taxpayers that started in 2015. In fact, this is the largest number of tax returns in the series.

One of the new changes introduced in the last Income Campaign was the implementation of a new mobile application, which has further streamlined the tax return filing process. Specifically, the new app has been used by almost 200,000 taxpayers for filing Income Tax, where almost 158,000 were tax returns filed 'in one click', and the rest went through the first step of going to the Tax Agency website to make a modification.

With this mobile tool, which allows for tax return filing in 'just one click', provided that no changes need to be made to tax details, the Tax Agency keeps making steps that keep it at the technological forefront, with the sole purpose of improving the relationship with the taxpayer.

Proof of this is that, up to 15 November, a total of 15,864,631 taxpayers accessed the online Income portal (Renta Web) to perform one of the functions or make queries about the program.

However, this commitment to technology is also compatible with offering solutions through more traditional solutions. In this regard, 141,000 taxpayers with a profile less accustomed to new technologies opted to set a time and date for the Tax Agency to call them, and filed their tax return by using the 'We'll Call You' plan, another of the changes to the past Income Campaign.

Personal Income Tax 2017

(Details from 29 December 2017 for 2016 Personal Income Tax to 28 December 2018 for 2017 Personal Income Tax)

Personal Income Tax 2016

Personal Income Tax 2017

2017/2016 % variation

RENTA WEB USAGE (no. of taxpayers)

15,813,259

15,864,631

0.32%

Tax returns filed

19,728,347

19,988,643

1.32%

Tax returns with taxes owed

4,858,997

5,212,805

7.28%

Amount (million €)

9,172.981

10,379.755

13.16%

Tax returns with application for refund

14,055,113

13,979,403

-0.54%

Amount (million €)

9,995.900

10,014.305

0.18%

Refunds Paid

13,618,891

13,502,476

-0.85%

Amount (million €)

9,319.722

9,327.637

0.08%

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.

The details on Renta Web usage for 2017 Personal Income Tax is from 15 November 2018.

Tax returns filed

OFFICES

PROVINCIALES

Total tax returns filed

Personal Income Tax 2016

Total tax returns filed

Personal Income Tax 2017

% Variation

Filed 2017/2016

ALMERÍA

290,163

298,741

2.96%

CÁDIZ

352,299

357,344

1.43%

CÓRDOBA

337,433

338,369

0.28%

GRANADA

380,726

383,529

0.74%

HUELVA

217,430

221,711

1.97%

JAÉN

292,902

292,099

-0.27%

MÁLAGA

622,459

641,778

3.10%

SEVILLA

740,416

751,716

1.53%

JEREZ

103,852

104,990

1.10%

CEUTA

29,237

29,763

1.80%

MELILLA

29,119

29,283

0.56%

ANDALUCÍA

3,396,036

3,449,323

1.57%

HUESCA

112,079

112,201

0.11%

TERUEL

70,307

69,447

-1.22%

ZARAGOZA

504,957

508,936

0.79%

ARAGÓN

687,343

690,584

0.47%

OVIEDO

336,855

335,409

-0.43%

GIJÓN

174,040

174,769

0.42%

ASTURIAS

510,895

510,178

-0.14%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

502,108

515,047

2.58%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

502,108

515,047

2.58%

LAS PALMAS

429,626

445,770

3.76%

STA. CRUZ DE TENERIFE

388,572

402,478

3.58%

CANARIAS

818,198

848,248

3.67%

CANTABRIA

277,588

279,221

0.59%

CANTABRIA

277,588

279,221

0.59%

ALBACETE

178,790

179,752

0.54%

CIUDAD REAL

214,843

214,141

-0.33%

CUENCA

93,216

92,210

-1.08%

GUADALAJARA

120,397

122,016

1.34%

TOLEDO

300,456

302,121

0.55%

CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

907,702

910,240

0.28%

ÁVILA  

77,082

76,022

-1.38%

BURGOS

195,664

194,750

-0.47%

LEÓN

234,689

231,635

-1.30%

PALENCIA

85,677

84,804

-1.02%

SALAMANCA

167,286

165,126

-1.29%

SEGOVIA

76,729

76,556

-0.23%

SORIA

49,832

49,502

-0.66%

VALLADOLID

271,374

272,059

0.25%

ZAMORA

86,220

84,449

-2.05%

CASTILLA Y LEÓN

1,244,553

1,234,903

-0.78%

BARCELONA

2,630,925

2,658,568

1.05%

GIRONA

330,318

334,708

1.33%

LLEIDA

200,718

201,083

0.18%

TARRAGONA

355,461

358,034

0.72%

CATALUÑA

3,517,422

3,552,393

0.99%

BADAJOZ

287,033

285,361

-0.58%

CÁCERES

182,454

179,414

-1.67%

EXTREMADURA

469,487

464,775

-1.00%

A CORUÑA

547,525

552,107

0.84%

LUGO

162,310

161,227

-0.67%

OURENSE

147,133

145,434

-1.15%

PONTEVEDRA

249,479

252,880

1.36%

VIGO

176,961

178,909

1.10%

GALICIA

1,283,408

1,290,557

0.56%

MADRID

3,191,457

3,255,963

2.02%

MADRID

3,191,457

3,255,963

2.02%

MURCIA

463,932

471,929

1.72%

CARTAGENA

133,461

135,027

1.17%

MURCIA

597,393

606,956

1.60%

NAVARRE

2,555

2,213

-13.39%

NAVARRE

2,555

2,213

-13.39%

ÁLAVA

1,310

1,136

-13.28%

GUIPÚZCOA

1,685

1,327

-21.25%

VIZCAYA

3,358

2,410

-28.23%

BASQUE COUNTRY

6,353

4,873

-23.30%

LA RIOJA

162,918

163,704

0.48%

LA RIOJA

162,918

163,704

0.48%

ALICANTE

725,789

747,805

3.03%

CASTELLÓN

272,830

278,484

2.07%

VALENCIA

1,154,312

1,183,176

2.50%

C. VALENCIANA

2,152,931

2,209,465

2.63%

NATIONAL TOTAL

19,728,347

19,988,643

1.32%

Refunds requested and paid (amounts in millions of euros)

OFFICES

PROVINCIALES

Requested (nº.) 2017 Personal Income Tax

Pagadas (nº)

Personal Income Tax 2017

% Paid/req.

Requested amount

Personal Income Tax 2017

Amount paid

Personal Income Tax 2017

% Paid/req.

ALMERÍA

221,610

217,346

98.08%

124.438

118.818

95.48%

CÁDIZ

262,674

256,392

97.61%

196.795

187.675

95.37%

CÓRDOBA

240,287

234,792

97.71%

140.141

133.260

95.09%

GRANADA

271,025

259,470

95.74%

174.020

160.721

92.36%

HUELVA

168,552

164,417

97.55%

95.320

90.842

95.30%

JAÉN

215,717

209,312

97.03%

116.443

109.615

94.14%

MÁLAGA

447,868

425,877

95.09%

311.942

281.484

90.24%

SEVILLA

539,480

528,819

98.02%

379.014

362.269

95.58%

JEREZ

78,632

75,711

96.29%

53.732

48.994

91.18%

CEUTA

22,727

22,050

97.02%

15.637

14.779

94.51%

MELILLA

22,049

21,274

96.49%

15.657

14.679

93.75%

ANDALUCÍA

2,490,621

2,415,460

96.98%

1,623.140

1,523.135

93.84%

HUESCA

75,520

72,202

95.61%

49.420

45.178

91.42%

TERUEL

48,438

46,668

96.35%

28.525

26.297

92.19%

ZARAGOZA

341,497

325,529

95.32%

237.437

215.422

90.73%

ARAGÓN

465,455

444,399

95.48%

315.382

286.898

90.97%

OVIEDO

242,182

233,993

96.62%

186.676

174.225

93.33%

GIJÓN

122,230

119,852

98.05%

90.272

86.927

96.29%

ASTURIAS

364,412

353,845

97.10%

276.948

261.152

94.30%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

311,060

294,224

94.59%

225.684

206.950

91.70%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

311,060

294,224

94.59%

225.684

206.950

91.70%

LAS PALMAS

333,098

320,818

96.31%

235.913

219.301

92.96%

TENERIFE

298,489

290,655

97.38%

214.073

191.904

89.64%

CANARIAS

631,587

611,473

96.82%

449.987

411.205

91.38%

CANTABRIA

203,334

195,045

95.92%

153.219

137.955

90.04%

CANTABRIA

203,334

195,045

95.92%

153.219

137.955

90.04%

ALBACETE

131,804

126,845

96.24%

83.415

77.541

92.96%

CIUDAD REAL

159,932

156,369

97.77%

101.372

96.752

95.44%

CUENCA

68,615

66,346

96.69%

40.416

37.848

93.64%

GUADALAJARA

88,780

85,433

96.23%

64.822

60.635

93.54%

TOLEDO

226,139

218,341

96.55%

147.352

138.110

93.73%

C. -LA MANCHA

675,270

653,334

96.75%

437.377

410.885

93.94%

ÁVILA

56,782

55,394

97.56%

35.373

33.672

95.19%

BURGOS

141,815

137,201

96.75%

109.709

103.835

94.65%

LEÓN

168,412

163,467

97.06%

115.532

109.235

94.55%

PALENCIA

61,343

60,375

98.42%

42.069

40.793

96.97%

SALAMANCA

118,913

115,771

97.36%

80.255

75.832

94.49%

SEGOVIA

56,059

54,750

97.66%

37.670

35.903

95.31%

SORIA

36,365

35,033

96.34%

23.912

22.361

93.51%

VALLADOLID

202,204

194,448

96.16%

152.180

141.511

92.99%

ZAMORA

62,727

61,405

97.89%

37.894

36.268

95.71%

C. and LEÓN

904,620

877,844

97.04%

634.593

599.411

94.46%

BARCELONA

1,655,689

1,592,301

96.17%

1,327.282

1,236.431

93.16%

GIRONA

208,809

200,512

96.03%

152.711

141.926

92.94%

LLEIDA

132,024

128,145

97.06%

87.712

82.932

94.55%

TARRAGONA

234,905

225,497

95.99%

171.489

158.332

92.33%

CATALUÑA

2,231,427

2,146,455

96.19%

1,739.193

1,619.622

93.12%

BADAJOZ

199,451

190,687

95.61%

104.481

94.050

90.02%

CÁCERES

122,146

117,501

96.20%

62.712

57.843

92.24%

EXTREMADURA

321,597

308,188

95.83%

167.193

151.893

90.85%

A CORUÑA

378,373

365,212

96.52%

251.381

232.268

92.40%

LUGO

114,286

111,463

97.53%

66.138

62.109

93.91%

OURENSE

95,610

94,015

98.33%

51.335

49.009

95.47%

PONTEVEDRA

177,097

172,299

97.29%

112.834

106.197

94.12%

VIGO

125,689

122,384

97.37%

90.012

84.620

94.01%

GALICIA

891,055

865,373

97.12%

571.699

534.204

93.44%

MADRID

2,366,859

2,278,027

96.25%

2,023.311

1,868.617

92.35%

MADRID

2,366,859

2,278,027

96.25%

2,023.311

1,868.617

92.35%

MURCIA

342,060

332,055

97.08%

226.371

213.541

94.33%

CARTAGENA

98,333

95,412

97.03%

67.932

64.202

94.51%

MURCIA

440,393

427,467

97.06%

294.303

277.743

94.37%

NAVARRE

1,518

1,271

83.73%

0.864

0.609

70.45%

NAVARRE

1,518

1,271

83.73%

0.864

0.609

70.45%

ÁLAVA

781

682

87.32%

0.386

0.323

83.66%

GUIPÚZCOA

872

807

92.55%

0.455

0.388

85.37%

VIZCAYA

1,577

1,434

90.93%

1.014

0.831

81.93%

BASQUE COUNTRY

3,230

2,923

90.50%

1.855

1.542

83.13%

LA RIOJA

113,537

108,171

95.27%

77.300

69.826

90.33%

LA RIOJA

113,537

108,171

95.27%

77.300

69.826

90.33%

ALICANTE

520,042

505,514

97.21%

326.513

308.348

94.44%

CASTELLÓN

199,108

193,914

97.39%

127.643

121.296

95.03%

VALENCIA

844,278

819,549

97.07%

568.099

536.345

94.41%

C. VALENCIANA

1,563,428

1,518,977

97.16%

1,022.255

965.990

94.50%

NATIONAL TOTAL

13,979,403

13,502,476

96.59%

10,014.305

9,327.637

93.14%

Refunds paid number and amount 2016/2017 (amounts in millions of euros)

OFFICES

PROVINCIALES

Paid (nº.) 2016 Personal Income Tax

Pagadas (nº)

Personal Income Tax 2017

% Var.2017 / 2016

Amount Paid

Personal Income Tax 2016

Amount paid

Personal Income Tax 2017

% Var.2017 / 2016

ALMERÍA

215,787

217,346

0.72%

118.672

118.818

0.12%

CÁDIZ

257,150

256,392

-0.29%

184.894

187.675

1.50%

CÓRDOBA

240,345

234,792

-2.31%

132.876

133.260

0.29%

GRANADA

264,628

259,470

-1.95%

158.868

160.721

1.17%

HUELVA

165,936

164,417

-0.92%

90.477

90.842

0.40%

JAÉN

209,528

209,312

-0.10%

104.191

109.615

5.21%

MÁLAGA

429,094

425,877

-0.75%

283.145

281.484

-0.59%

SEVILLA

534,263

528,819

-1.02%

360.642

362.269

0.45%

JEREZ

76,075

75,711

-0.48%

49.489

48.994

-1.00%

CEUTA

21,758

22,050

1.34%

14.656

14.779

0.84%

MELILLA

21,406

21,274

-0.62%

14.554

14.679

0.86%

ANDALUCÍA

2,435,970

2,415,460

-0.84%

1,512.465

1,523.135

0.71%

HUESCA

74,434

72,202

-3.00%

45.529

45.178

-0.77%

TERUEL

47,599

46,668

-1.96%

25.706

26.297

2.30%

ZARAGOZA

331,330

325,529

-1.75%

215.400

215.422

0.01%

ARAGÓN

453,363

444,399

-1.98%

286.635

286.898

0.09%

OVIEDO

242,416

233,993

-3.47%

181.543

174.225

-4.03%

GIJÓN

121,770

119,852

-1.58%

87.707

86.927

-0.89%

ASTURIAS

364,186

353,845

-2.84%

269.250

261.152

-3.01%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

303,074

294,224

-2.92%

203.511

206.950

1.69%

BALEARIC ISLANDS

303,074

294,224

-2.92%

203.511

206.950

1.69%

LAS PALMAS

313,753

320,818

2.25%

213.013

219.301

2.95%

TENERIFE

282,230

290,655

2.99%

182.954

191.904

4.89%

CANARIAS

595,983

611,473

2.60%

395.967

411.205

3.85%

CANTABRIA

197,765

195,045

-1.38%

139.293

137.955

-0.96%

CANTABRIA

197,765

195,045

-1.38%

139.293

137.955

-0.96%

ALBACETE

129,493

126,845

-2.04%

78.203

77.541

-0.85%

CIUDAD REAL

159,162

156,369

-1.75%

96.100

96.752

0.68%

CUENCA

67,270

66,346

-1.37%

37.341

37.848

1.36%

GUADALAJARA

87,012

85,433

-1.81%

61.733

60.635

-1.78%

TOLEDO

222,041

218,341

-1.67%

137.085

138.110

0.75%

C. -LA MANCHA

664,978

653,334

-1.75%

410.462

410.885

0.10%

ÁVILA  

56,751

55,394

-2.39%

33.437

33.672

0.70%

BURGOS

139,494

137,201

-1.64%

101.920

103.835

1.88%

LEÓN

168,367

163,467

-2.91%

111.004

109.235

-1.59%

PALENCIA

61,764

60,375

-2.25%

40.241

40.793

1.37%

SALAMANCA

121,920

115,771

-5.04%

76.256

75.832

-0.56%

SEGOVIA

55,308

54,750

-1.01%

35.368

35.903

1.51%

SORIA

36,124

35,033

-3.02%

22.235

22.361

0.57%

VALLADOLID

198,124

194,448

-1.86%

142.636

141.511

-0.79%

ZAMORA

63,918

61,405

-3.93%

36.322

36.268

-0.15%

C. and LEÓN

901,770

877,844

-2.65%

599.419

599.411

0.00%

BARCELONA

1,649,616

1,592,301

-3.47%

1,268.696

1,236.431

-2.54%

GIRONA

206,706

200,512

-3.00%

143.886

141.926

-1.36%

LLEIDA

132,636

128,145

-3.39%

85.028

82.932

-2.46%

TARRAGONA

232,709

225,497

-3.10%

160.710

158.332

-1.48%

CATALUÑA

2,221,667

2,146,455

-3.39%

1,658.321

1,619.622

-2.33%

BADAJOZ

201,093

190,687

-5.17%

98.647

94.050

-4.66%

CÁCERES

124,434

117,501

-5.57%

59.354

57.843

-2.54%

EXTREMADURA

325,527

308,188

-5.33%

158.001

151.893

-3.87%

A CORUÑA

369,701

365,212

-1.21%

231.934

232.268

0.14%

LUGO

113,899

111,463

-2.14%

61.954

62.109

0.25%

OURENSE

97,166

94,015

-3.24%

49.565

49.009

-1.12%

PONTEVEDRA

171,832

172,299

0.27%

104.127

106.197

1.99%

VIGO

123,688

122,384

-1.05%

85.658

84.620

-1.21%

GALICIA

876,286

865,373

-1.25%

533.238

534.204

0.18%

MADRID

2,287,556

2,278,027

-0.42%

1,902.416

1,868.617

-1.78%

MADRID

2,287,556

2,278,027

-0.42%

1,902.416

1,868.617

-1.78%

MURCIA

335,425

332,055

-1.00%

212.515

213.541

0.48%

CARTAGENA

97,015

95,412

-1.65%

64.772

64.202

-0.88%

MURCIA

432,440

427,467

-1.15%

277.287

277.743

0.16%

NAVARRE

1,165

1,271

9.10%

0.580

0.609

5.02%

NAVARRE

1,165

1,271

9.10%

0.580

0.609

5.02%

ÁLAVA

619

682

10.18%

0.294

0.323

9.69%

GUIPÚZCOA

764

807

5.63%

0.417

0.388

-6.87%

VIZCAYA

1,466

1,434

-2.18%

0.753

0.831

10.35%

BASQUE COUNTRY

2,849

2,923

2.60%

1.464

1.542

5.32%

LA RIOJA

111,914

108,171

-3.34%

71.881

69.826

-2.86%

LA RIOJA

111,914

108,171

-3.34%

71.881

69.826

-2.86%

ALICANTE

479,023

505,514

5.53%

283.403

308.348

8.80%

CASTELLÓN

184,652

193,914

5.02%

113.998

121.296

6.40%

VALENCIA

778,723

819,549

5.24%

502.132

536.345

6.81%

C. VALENCIANA

1,442,398

1,518,977

5.31%

899.532

965.990

7.39%

NATIONAL TOTAL

13,618,891

13,502,476

-0.85%

9,319.722

9,327.637

0.08%