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I am due to move to Barcelona after living in Paris for 3 years, as property is cheaper there, but still close to international airport, which is ideal for my work.

I now find myself in a situation that potentially I will be working for a French company on a permanent contract.

My first question is regard to who I pay tax to, given the double tax laws?

Also, given Brexit, I can get a residency permit in Spain which allows me to live and work.

Are rights rights conferred as I have the right to work in one EU country?? Or do I need to apply for one in both France and Spain??

  • It is better to ask the residency question on the travel area, I suspect. You're asking for two different skillsets here. As a UK with Spanish residency, I think you have no rights in France. – Sean Houlihane Jun 26 at 16:36
  • When I was employed in Italy while being German tax resident, a) that employment contract was subject to Italian wage tax b) the German income tax declaration asked for the Italian income in order to compute the (progressive) tax rate for all income that had not yet been taxed and c) a statement saying that the Italian wage had been taxed according to Italian tax law. The German tax office had a form based on which they decided that my tax residency was in Germany. – cbeleites Aug 3 at 13:15
  • You'd want to read this. – 88892 Aug 27 at 12:25
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My first question is regard to who I pay tax to, given the double tax laws?

You live in Spain, you pay and do your taxes in Spain. This is not final word, but is general rule. Elaborate on your case if you have any "but..." doubts.

Are rights rights conferred as I have the right to work in one EU country?? Or do I need to apply for one in both France and Spain??

I don't quite understand this, can you elaborate? Then I would try to either answer or desist.

  • If I have the right to work in one eu country, as a non eu citizen, do I then get the automatic right to work in all eu countries.? – James Smith Aug 28 at 14:53
  • I'm confident that you, as a citizen from long time partner UK, will have the automatic right to work in Spain if you have the right to work in France. I have had a slight read of several (at least three) recent UK-Spain Brexit treaties, but can't quote anything. I hope government offices from all three countries can solve your question. – 88892 Aug 28 at 14:58

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