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In Spain, legalizing extra Adsense income as an employee

 8:58 pm on Mar 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

Dear all,

After all these years trying to make a living through my websites, I could not really manage it (and got married on the way) and moved to Spain, following my wife.

My websites make around 15k Euros per year (and declining).

As I am planning to get a regular job and become employed, I am curious how I can get this money legally in Spain. Most guides are directing me in the direction of registering as a "self-employed" but I am not sure if it is possible both working somewhere and also being registered as an "autonomo" in Spain.

Any thoughts/experience would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.



 3:08 am on Mar 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

Unless you can find someone in the same situation as you, it's unlikely you're going to get good advice. I am completely unfamiliar with the laws of Spain.

Where was your previous residence (where Google has been paying you up to now)? And have you tried asking Google?


 7:47 am on Mar 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

Well actually that's exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully it will not be very difficult, as there are also many people who still run their websites as an additional income source to their daily jobs.

I was in Turkey before, and I had a registered business there and it was my only economic activity, so it was all simple. And Google simply says "seek legal advice as laws blah blah change from country to country", which they are 100% right about.


 3:41 pm on Mar 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

Is there any reason you can't keep the company in Turkey? If you close it down and your AdSense account was associated with that company, I suspect you will have to re-apply to AdSense under a new name.

For AdSense-specific questions, the AdSense forum [webmasterworld.com] might be more helpful.


 7:37 pm on Mar 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

Well the reason is I left the country for good. I mean, I will live here in Spain from now on and all residents in Spain are required to declare their worldwide income anyway, so I don't see any reason to keep the other company - also because of the extra accounting costs and such. Double headache then.

Yes, I will apply for one as a Spanish resident. Just trying to figure out the tax issues.

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