On 2 April the Tax Office began the 2018 tax return campaign in Spain. Year after year they try to make it easier for us to declare all our taxes to the ministry and that is why in this campaign, as in the previous year, they have enabled an application in the App Store so that we can make our declaration with our own iPhone without any problem, although you can also make your tax declaration in Android with the same application.
This application that you can download here has been developed by the Spanish Ministry of Finance, and is therefore totally reliable for this type of procedure where we must enter numerous sensitive personal data.
Once we start this application we must register through the digital certificate Cl@ve although we can also obtain the reference of our draft by entering our ID and expiration date. Once we have this data we will have at our disposal several interesting tools when processing our draft and even to make an appointment for a public official to make this presentation to us. It is important to note that we can have the data of several users in the same application, so that we can have, for example, all the drafts of a family unit in the same application.
Until April 2nd, when this campaign starts, we can only consult the declarations of previous years and consult all our fiscal data. These data are the ones that will be incorporated later in our draft and it is important that we revise our payroll and banks to correspond with reality, so that we can prepare for the presentation of the draft.
Once the 2018 campaign has started we can process our draft through the “Processing draft/statement” tab. Here, just as if we were on a computer, we can go by filling in and checking all the corresponding boxes with our tax data . The truth is that we miss nothing than if we have in the web version, although it is more comfortable to do it with a computer or an iPad the truth. Speaking of the iPad, the application is fully adapted, although only with the device in portrait and not in landscape.
If you do not like to file your return online, or your tax situation does not make it advisable, through the application we can also make an appointment with our nearest branch from April 1st.
Once we’ve submitted our draft, and with a bit of luck, it comes back from the application as well we can check the status of the return and it will also send us notifications with all the updates about it.
That’s why if this year you have to file your income tax return you can try to do it with your own iPhone or else keep track of all the processes through your iOS team. Without a doubt, little by little the administration is going digital to say goodbye to paper and to the queues to be attended, something that we are certainly happy about.