18 September 2019 - 12: 19
The Information Day on Foreign Investments: NIE Issues organized today in Dénia by the Business Cercle Marina Alta, has made clear the need to provide the region with more staff for the processing of this type of documents. This has been made known to all present, including the president of CEDMA, Benito Mestre, to the speakers during the session, which has ended with the commitment by the head of Cabinet of the Government Delegation, Salvador Soler to transfer This request to the Ministry.
The main problem, as a large majority of the attendees have stated, is the difficulty in opting for a prior appointment for the processing of the NIE, which makes multiple transactions with foreign citizens difficult, from the purchase and sale of real estate to inheritance settlements. , going through labor contracts. Given that 50 appointments are hardly issued in the offices of Dénia for the entire region and the system does not allow an appointment to be made more than fifteen days before, it is extremely difficult for a foreign citizen to carry out economic operations with the consequent loss of opportunities for the entire region. territory. This circumstance has been further aggravated by Brexit, which has triggered requests from United Kingdom citizens.
However, as explained by the Deputy Head of Tax Management Unit of the Tax Agency, Encarnación Rodríguez, it is allowed to operate in a timely manner without the NIE, obtaining a NIF-M issued by the AEAT itself, when it is credited that it has been An appointment requested for the NIE or, failing that, an attempt has been made to make an appointment but has not been achieved. This NIF-M is actually a provisional number, which must be replaced by the NIE as soon as it has been obtained.
In which cases is the NIE not necessary? According to Servando Minuesa, Chief Commissioner of the Provincial Foreigners Brigade of Valencia, the NIE is not necessary to prove the identity of a foreigner, because said identity is accredited with the passport or the identity card of your country of origin. The problem arises, in reality, when this person becomes a taxpayer (real estate acquisition, taxation in the IRPF, etc.).
Given this problem, the director of the Valencian Tax Agency, Sonia Díaz, explained that from this entity the creation of a Fiscal Observatory has been requested, precisely to be able to address these and other problems from a much broader perspective that encompasses all The agents involved.
In question time, in addition to issues related to the difficulty of obtaining an appointment for the NIE and in view of the different points of view of each administration, it has been proposed by some assistants that better coordination be carried out. "Intra-administrative" to clarify the regulations and unify criteria.
From CEDMA, we want to make public a thank you to all the entities that have collaborated for the realization of this day, and which are: Chamber of Alicante, Generalitat Valenciana, Government Delegation in the Valencian Community and City Council of Dénia.