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Extension of Deadline for Communication of Data by Self-Employed Professionals

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In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the recent and crucial development regarding the extension of the deadline for data communication by self-employed professionals affiliated with RETA.

This vital change is a result of the Sole Transitory Provision established in RD 504/2022, issued on June 27.

The significance of this extension cannot be underestimated, as it has far-reaching implications for self-employed professionals and certain other groups.

Initial Discrepancies and Resolution

Initially, significant discrepancies and disagreements arose regarding the feasibility of extending the deadline.

These disputes primarily stemmed from the regulatory nature of the requirement, originally set to conclude on October 31. Furthermore, the complex regulatory framework surrounding this issue added even more complexity to the situation.

These initial uncertainties led to rigorous discussions and examinations of potential solutions. It is important to note that the Technical General Director of the General Treasury of Social Security initially expressed concerns about regulatory limitations that could hinder the extension of the deadline.

However, after a crucial meeting held recently, significant progress was made.

Extension until March 31, 2024

In a notable turn of events, a proposed modification, requiring a corresponding legal framework reform, has been outlined in a draft Royal Decree (RD).

This upcoming modification addresses the need for extending the deadline.

The third transitory provision of this draft RD has become the focal point of this discussion. It explicitly sets the new deadline for data communication by self-employed workers affiliated with the Social Security System.

This provision states that workers who, as of the effective date of the RD, are currently registered under the Special Social Security System for Self-Employed Workers or are self-employed workers under the Special Social Security System for Seafarers, specifically those in the first contribution group, must electronically submit any of the data specified in paragraphs 1 to 8 of Article 30.2(b) of the General Regulations for company registration and affiliation, enrollments, withdrawals, and data changes of workers in the Social Security.

The deadline for this submission is now extended until March 31, 2024. This extension applies to those who have not yet submitted the required data before the original deadline of November 1, 2023.

Implications and Next Steps

The extension of the deadline for data communication has several implications that directly affect self-employed professionals and specific worker groups.

Perhaps most significantly, the extension relieves the immediate administrative burden imposed on those who were originally required to submit their data before October 31, 2023.

This extension provides an opportunity for affected individuals and entities to ensure that the data they provide is accurate, complete, and compliant with current regulations. The additional time can be used to verify data and make necessary revisions.

In light of these developments, self-employed professionals are encouraged to closely follow official updates from relevant authorities. Staying informed and prepared to submit the required data within the extended deadline is of utmost importance.

Expert Assistance for International Businesses

For international companies with operations in Spain, it is imperative to fully understand the nuances of Spanish tax regulations.

At Employing In Spain, we offer a team of experts specialized in labor and tax matters in Spain. Our experts are well-versed in the latest developments, including the extension of the deadline for data communication by self-employed professionals.

We understand the complexities and challenges that international companies face when navigating Spanish tax regulations. We are here to provide our expertise and support to ensure your organization complies with Spanish regulations and operates successfully in the country.

If you have any questions or need expert guidance on tax and labor matters in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team is ready to assist and support your business goals.


In conclusion, the extension of the deadline for data communication is a significant development that provides substantial relief to the parties involved. This extension is the result of collaborative efforts from various stakeholders.

As a final note, we urge self-employed professionals and international companies with operations in Spain to stay well-informed and seek professional assistance when needed.

Compliance with Spanish tax regulations is a critical aspect of doing business in Spain, and our team at Employing In Spain is here to provide expert support and help you navigate these complexities to achieve your labor goals in the country.


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