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Start-ups, entrepreneurs and the new economy

ECONOMIC REACTIVATION MEASURES

Check out all the resources available to startups: subsidies and other economic measures for new business projects in the face of the global pandemic, legal-guidance and tax- and business-advice resources for entrepreneurs, online courses and training programmes and other economic-revival resources.

Financial aid

Barcelona City Council has mobilised resources intended for the businesses, shops and self-employed individuals that currently need them in the form of grants, subsidies or funding so they can maintain their economic activity, protect jobs and, at the same time, promote their transformation to adapt to the Barcelona of the future.

  • The Business Funding Service has been strengthened, so it can support self-employed persons, businesses and associations that need financial resources to deal with cash-flow problems or mid- and long-term funding. This service provides support during the application procedure for the grants and specific lines of funding for COVID-19.

  • In order to promote employment and business activity, Mercabarna has launched a €5,700 grant for food or flower companies that hire young people who have just graduated from state schools or unemployed professionals trained at Mercabarna.

  • For the purposes of continuing with the promotion and strengthening of the city’s commercial network, the Department of Commerce, Catering and Consumer Affairs at Barcelona City Council periodically calls for applications for subsidies and grants intended for local commerce and catering establishments.

  • This initiative, the purpose of which is to help businesses to resume their activity, provides incentives for recruiting unemployed persons who have special difficulties accessing the labour market. This year's call for subsidy applications continues, with €5,000 for every unemployed person resident in the city hired, and €6,000 for young people, those over the age of 45 and women. The employment contracts must be for full-time work, for at least 6 months and from businesses with their work centre in the metropolitan area, with special attention paid to people under the age of 30 and over the age of 45. 

    Subsidy application period: from April to November 2021.

  • Call for grant applications for projects that promote urban innovation in an open, plural and multidisciplinary manner to find real solutions to the city’s most immediate challenges.

    Time frame: The call is expected to be launched around the end of March or beginning of April 2022.

  • Call for grant applications for reviving the local economy. Up to 80% of the project can be financed. There will be six modalities: invigoration of vacant ground floor commercial properties, employment, socioeconomic innovation and SSE in strategic sectors, responsible and sustainable tourism, sustainable good and responsible consumption, urban last-mile merchandise distribution centres and creative industries.

    Time frame: April 2022.

  • To improve the presence of establishments in the digital environment, we have earmarked one million euros for the financing of projects that invest in digital marketing, websites, online stores and digital signage, among others.

    Time frame: April-May 2022.

  • This call is geared towards the owners of restaurant establishments and eateries that had obtained a Covid-19 terrace licence and who obtain a licence to install a terrace on the pavement during 2022, in order to facilitate the change of pavement fixtures to a set-up approved by the Barcelona City Council.

    Restaurateurs who wish to maintain these terraces on the pavement must have an accessible, approved and safe platform fixture.

    Time frame: April-May 2022

  • The Barcelona City Council, through Barcelona Activa, is launching an open call for venture capital funds to be invested in emerging companies in the city. In addition to the 10 million euros of initial investment, another 10 million euros will be provided for deep tech projects. The city’s contribution is multiplied fivefold through these funds, accelerating the trajectories of innovative start-ups in the city in emerging sectors, with a special emphasis on projects led by women.

    Time frame: April 2022.

  • The public and private sectors have come together to back this project, which aims to boost the energy transition. Its purpose is to install solar panels on the rooftop of any building in Barcelona, for free. To do so, the City Council is attracting investors and private capital for the development of clean-electricity-producing facilities (especially solar panels) whose ultimate goal is to provide energy for home consumption and shared consumption, in all kinds of buildings in the city.  The owners or homeowners associations of any kind of building in the city can request to participate in the programme. The companies linked to MESBarcelona will then contact them to see if installing solar panels is viable for that building.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • In 2022, a new Awards for Urban Challenges call will be launched. An urban challenge is a way of resolving complex needs and problems in the city that require innovative solutions. This is an invitation to creativity that avoids specifically prescribing or requesting solutions. The challenge defines the desired impact without restricting how it is tackled.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

ADVICE

We will help you with your project

Barcelona City Council is at your side to help you look for information, selecting the resources best suited to your needs and helping you with the paperwork for financial help or drawing up personalised plans for your business with the help of experts. Our advice services will help you start new projects, consolidate them and ensure they keep evolving.

  • Fancy starting up a new business? Barcelona Activa’s Entrepreneurial Service will provide you with support and help throughout the process. You will have us at your side during these complex times and we will make your project as feasible as possible.

  • Barcelona Activa would like to support you, to get your project growing. Which is why we offer you an advisory service, aimed at self-employed people and social and solidarity economy enterprises and organisations, on issues relating to incorporations, funding, talent management, transfers, internationalisation and digital transformations of your projects, among other issues.

  • Queries on the shock plan are answered and local support can be offered through this form.

  • The intention of this guide was to create a document for analysing the problems specific to each type of cultural event or activity, in order to draw out a set of criteria enabling them to go ahead but adapted to the basic prevention and protection measures against the possible spread of COVID-19 infections.

  • The Barcelona International Welcome website offers a welcome service for foreign nationals moving to the city, in particular international talent wishing to establish themselves in the city and embark on an economic or professional activity. It offers information and resources to help them settle in and establish themselves here, such as practical information on everyday aspects (housing, healthcare), procedures that have to be carried out when moving to the city (foreign-national registration, city-residence registration, healthcare card), documents and other useful resources.

  • A comprehensive advisory and support service for employment inclusion, aimed at companies with a future vision and commitments to employment inclusion. 

    The service is made up of a team of professional experts in the area of employment inclusion from the Barcelona Network for Employment Inclusion (XIB).

    The service offers the following:

    • Information on the social and corporate benefits of employment inclusion.
    • Support for individuals and companies with recruitment processes and in the workplace.
    • Information and advice on accessibility in the work environment.
    • Training initiatives for ensuring inclusion.

    You can contact the Inclou Futur service. 

    Further information

  • A new online information service lists all the financial and support resources specially directed at micro-companies, SMEs, the self-employed and workers, the groups that are worst affected by the drop in turnover during the state of emergency. It also provides its service to any company, cooperative, organisation or association that requests it.

    The web portal includes a packet of services, actions and aid specifically designed to tackle this temporary period of uncertainty, lack of liquidity and general cessation of activity.

    The new service covers resources offered by the City Council, the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Government

    Barcelona Activa information service (CA)

  • Free, individualized and confidential service aimed at young people up to 35 years old, who want to start their own business.

    At this specialized service, our experts will offer you:

    • Support in the definition of the business plan, step by step.
    • Advice on all those key legal and economic issues to boost your business.
    • All the existing resources in the city aimed at young entrepreneurs.

    Contact information

    Phone: 662 333 350

    Whatsapp: 697 436 097

    Email: infojove@bcn.cat

    PIJ de Barcelona Facebook and Twitter

  • We provide personalised support for small enterprises, start-ups, self-employed individuals, shops and organisations from the social and solidarity economy so they can establish a strategic business plan that enables them to speed up the economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 context.

  • We get closer to your business in order to advise you. Through Barcelona Activa, we help you design a new business strategy to put your business on the right path, adopt new marketing models or develop new formulas to increase demand.

  • This is a specialist and personalised service for informing and supporting SSE enterprises and organisations: from how to start up a project to how to improve it and obtain funding. Coordinated with the ecosystem’s services, operators and players, this service identifies opportunities and detects difficulties, besides offering tools and expert support in specific areas.

  • The Technology Park is offering this service to provide strategic and flexible support for companies and entrepreneurs at every stage of the prototyping process.

    Ask for the service if you need support or guidance on:

    • Strategy, support and tools for business prototyping plans
    • Using the Technology Park’s digital manufacturing tools

    Further information

  • Barcelona Activa has five specialist environments for promoting entrepreneurial projects.

    • Glòries Business Incubator: a space for helping start-ups in operation for under five years, located in Barcelona.
    • Almogàvers Incubator: space aimed at developing new enterprises from the public-private entity environment.
    • MediaTIC Incubator: a specialist space for providing support for high-impact technology companies.
    • Technology Park: the most important part of the Technology Park is the Technology Businesses Centre, a space that promotes and drives technological and responsible business growth.
    • The InnoBadora: a service located in InnoBA, the Barcelona Centre for Socio-Economic Innovation, for socio-economic innovation projects that wish to develop within a collaborative environment.
  • Expert support and assistance service offering young people aged between 16 and 35 work guidance and tools to help with their job hunting and employability.

  • Technical-support service specialising in implementing improvements in the presence of enterprises in the Internet, and in communication and online marketing strategies, sales channels and the digitisation of enterprises’ management processes. The service starts with an initial diagnosis; it then studies the drafting of a digitisation plan and includes support for its implementation and monitoring.

  • To strengthen and foster innovation among organisations and enterprises that have — or are incorporating — social and solidarity economy practices and values, we are revising the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the various areas and, depending on the results, we are reinventing and redesigning the areas, services or products that have to be transformed to encourage a firm reactivation.

    Term: from February to June 2021.

  • We’ll come over to your shop and give you totally free advice advise, not just on how to establish a new business strategy but also on how to put your business back on its feet, adopt new marketing models and develop new formulas for incentivising demand, always respecting your work pace.

  • This is an initiative that consists of personalised digitisation plans, online training (p. X) and a call for grant applications (p. X). Thanks to the support of a specialist technical team, you will be able to plan your business’s entry into the digital world, continue enhancing your digital skills and find out how to apply them to your shop or restaurant.

  • This is a service Barcelona City Council's Institute of Sports puts at the disposal of the city’s sports sector, to provide free support for managing its activities and projects. It offers a support and advice programme for managing the various procedures that sports sector entities carry out with the public authorities, such as subsidies, grants and participation in administrative invitations to tender. It also has a training programme at its disposal in employment, legal, accounting, communication and environmental-management issues.

  • This is a programme launched by Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Activa and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) for the digital acceleration of projects, organisations and enterprises that are working — or wish to work — under environmental-impact, social and good-governance measures. Integrated into the Barcelona UOC Chair in Digital Economy, it works on digitisation as a resource for community creating (platforming) and socio-economic transformation.

    Term: from April to December 2021.

  • These are events that provide a direct contact space between enterprises with job offers and candidates with participatory dynamics and brief interviews. They are tailor made for enterprises and specifically for business sectors. 
    Term: as of June 2021.

  • If you’re an entrepreneur or you have now finished your professional journey with the enterprise you run, Barcelona Activa is launching an advisory service to connect you and encourage continuity in existing enterprises.

    Term: throughout 2021.

  • Aimed at strengthening the sustainable textile sector and making it more competitive from a social, environmental and business point of view, this plan offers a specialist advisory service for projects and organisations to broaden training in this field and foster inter-cooperation and the social market.

  • Support service for international talent who want to come and live in the city or who have recently settled here. It provides information on procedures and administrative things like residency and work permits, access to housing, healthcare and education, the steps to create a business, invest or work in Barcelona, and other practical matters for living in the city. Support is provided in person at one of the Barcelona International Welcome Desk offices (MediaTIC building) or by video conference. Appointment required.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • Business one-stop-shop for enabling economic activity in the district. Located in the MediaTIC building, the office offers information for carrying out a business activity in the 22@ district. Preliminary use-plan reports, activity-starting and ending statements, licence transfers and applications for occupying public roads and squares can be processed there.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • New office for information on and the coordination of the dynamic strategy ‘Shutters up’ for ground-floor commercial properties. Here, measures and development actions will be defined, planned and coordinated, and awareness will be raised throughout the city. The office will have information on ground-floor commercial properties and will act as a representative as regards external agents.

    Time frame: First quarter of 2022.

  • New pool for the rental of private ground-floor commercial properties, which will be made available for economic projects run by individuals, companies and entities. The pool will be available online and will be launched in collaboration with operators in the real estate industry. This pool will offer incentives to the owners of commercial properties and potential lessees.

    Time frame: Starting in April 2022.

  • The fashion entrepreneur support programme Barcelona Fashion Forward – ‘We support your fashion brand’ aims to drive and back designers and emerging fashion brands, and its objective is to provide support in optimising processes and techniques, incorporating methods to improve their professional evolution and operations in areas such as sales, communication and digitalisation. This is achieved through training, personalised support and the financing of services.

    The programme will be managed by experts with solid experience in business management and entrepreneurship, as well as in the fashion industry.

    Time frame: January 2022.

  • Programme to support the emergence of companies in the creative and cultural industries sector. It focuses on supporting new initiatives in order to transform them into viable companies that can prosper in one of the city’s strategic economic sectors.

    Time frame: Until 12 February 2022.

  • The Observatory was conceived as an orderly knowledge platform, collecting and providing data for monitoring the evolution of ground-floor commercial properties and activities. It can also help identify opportunities, provide principal and secondary indicators that may be of interest to different groups (internally, commercial sector and entrepreneurs), and inspire the development of initiatives that improve the sustainability of active commercial properties and getting empty ones occupied.

    The functions of this observatory are to quantify and openly share the available knowledge on ground-floor commercial properties and activities, monitor the evolution and changes thereof, and provide inspiration for new strategies.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • These two are benchmark events for entrepreneurial initiative and job seeking, and they are held together to foster talent and boost businesses. The entrepreneurial and business ecosystem in the city and the entities and professionals will once again come together in 2022.

    Time frame: September 2022.

  • The Urban Economic Promotion Areas (APEU) were created to promote and modernise urban areas to improve the quality of the urban environment and consolidate the compact, complex, cohesive and environmentally respectful city model. This in turn increases companies’ competitiveness, favouring job creation.

    In the first phase, information and training will be offered to commercial hubs and players in the economic sector of the city of Barcelona. This will raise awareness of the Urban Economic Promotion Areas and give them the knowledge needed to carry out the constitutive process. It will also provide guidance in the planning of an APEU in order to maximise the chances of success and analyse the viability of implementing an APEU in the areas proposed.

    Time frame: March-July 2022.

  • As a result of the collaborative efforts between various institutions, Barcelona now has a platform for statistical information, knowledge and tourism intelligence. It offers studies and up-to-date data on the city and the region that comprises ‘Destination Barcelona’. It can provide figures regarding visitor profiles, their economic impact, labour data for the tourism sector and information related to lodging, infrastructures and transport.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • Project to revitalise local trade with the contributions of young talent in the creative industries. Various training centres in creative disciplines come into contact with commercial hubs. Groups of students diagnose issues and propose creative initiatives to reactivate small businesses.

    This project makes it easy for small businesses to make contact with creative thinking and strategies, facilitating the commissioning of design professionals for later projects.

    Time frame: Until June 2022.

  • The Entrepreneurship Services at Barcelona Activa provide guidance and support to entrepreneurs who wish to launch a business project, helping them throughout the process and making it possible to turn an idea into a viable company.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • These entrepreneurship programmes include advisory services and networking for the creation of companies and organisations that serve specific groups of entrepreneurs or sectors of activity. There are specific programmes for projects in the creative, food, sport and tourism industries, as well as for projects with a social impact, and others specialised in start-ups, and so on. Specific programmes for young people and women are offered.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • This is a specialist and personalised service for informing and supporting SSE enterprises and organisations: from how to start up a project to how to improve it and obtain funding. Coordinated with the ecosystem’s services, operators and players, this service identifies opportunities and detects difficulties, in addition to offering tools and expert support in specific areas.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • The Welcome and Orientation Point (PAO) is an information and guidance service for citizens who are interested in getting to know the social and solidarity economy better and learning about socioeconomic innovation. It is also the access point for the services and activities in the SSE realm.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • This service promotes applications of the sub-recruitment clause with social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises and the social reserve that Barcelona City Council promotes, reaching €10 million a year and aimed at SSE enterprises (more specifically, special work centres and insertion enterprises).

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • The OMIC (Municipal Consumer Information Office) offers commercial hubs, district trade councils and companies informational sessions to make consumer rights public knowledge. In these, they explain the channels used for consumer support in the city, how to make enquiries and file claims, the mediation and arbitration process for issues related to consumption, and answer any questions related to these topics that may arise.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • This is a municipal facility that specialises in the fostering of responsible consumption and aims to promote a more conscientious consumer culture that is committed to making a positive impact on people and on the environment. It participates in trainings organised by other services dedicated to various groups. It also houses the Responsible Consumption Information Point, offering talks, activities, exhibits and spaces for use within its facility.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022 (except August).

  • This is a programme that supports the creation of innovative and sustainable companies that meet the emerging needs of the tourist sector in the city and province of Barcelona. Participating projects receive training and a personalised support plan.

    The programme is backed by Barcelona Activa, the Barcelona Hotel Guild, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Catalan Association of Specialised Travel Agencies.

    Time frame: Starting from the second quarter of 2022.

TRAINING

Get trained

If we want to be competitive, we need to be up to date! That’s why Barcelona City Council has launched a wide range of specialised training lines, designed to address the future with more drive than ever. These are geared towards companies and entrepreneurs. If you are looking for work or you would like to broaden your professional horizons in the ICT sector, don’t miss this opportunity!

  • Thanks to Barcelona Activa we have launched the Virtual Classroom, a training space where educational teams stream their classes online, so you can have your say, make real-time consultations and interact with fluency.

    Non-stop service

  • The Barcelona International Welcome website offers a welcome service for foreign nationals moving to the city, in particular international talent wishing to establish themselves in the city and embark on an economic or professional activity. It offers information and resources to help them settle in and establish themselves here, such as practical information on everyday aspects (housing, healthcare), procedures that have to be carried out when moving to the city (foreign-national registration, city-residence registration, healthcare card), documents and other useful resources.

  • As part of the initiative supporting the digital transformation of shops and restaurants, Barcelona Activa has designed a training catalogue to help the commercial fabric and restaurant sector to take the leap into the digital world. With fifty courses available, you have no excuse for being left behind!

  • The Cibernàrium offers training to improve digital technology skills and contribute to tackling the challenges posed by digitalisation. And for people who are just getting started in ICTs, they have basic training available at the Antenes Cibernàrium [Cibernàrium Antennae], located all over the city!

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • Project that aims to support young talent, complementing the training of students in different disciplines among the creative industries of the city and offering learning in a real-world setting. Four miniature operas will be designed, which will be performed at the Liceu Theatre for two days.

    Time frame: School selection during the first quarter of 2022.

  • The Urban Economic Promotion Areas (APEU) were created to promote and modernise urban areas to improve the quality of the urban environment and consolidate the compact, complex, cohesive and environmentally respectful city model. This in turn increases companies’ competitiveness, favouring job creation.

    In the first phase, information and training will be offered to commercial hubs and players in the economic sector of the city of Barcelona. This will raise awareness of the Urban Economic Promotion Areas and give them the knowledge needed to carry out the constitutive process. It will also provide guidance in the planning of an APEU in order to maximise the chances of success and analyse the viability of implementing an APEU in the areas proposed.

    Time frame: March-July 2022.

  • Barcelona Activa offers free training to help individuals find a new job, improve their professional profile, become entrepreneurs or grow their business. Individuals will also have access to the technological training offered by the Cibernàrium and the specific courses for young people and women. They can choose between different types of training experiences and different formats: in-person, online and via streaming.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • Project to revitalise local trade with the contributions of young talent in the creative industries. Various training centres in creative disciplines come into contact with commercial hubs. Groups of students diagnose issues and propose creative initiatives to reactivate small businesses.

    This project makes it easy for small businesses to make contact with creative thinking and strategies, facilitating the commissioning of design professionals for later projects.

    Time frame: Until June 2022.

PROMOTION

Promovem Barcelona [We Promote Barcelona]!

Barcelona City Council is launching tools that promote the city’s economy. To this end, it is carrying out several initiatives aimed at stimulating local economic activity, in line with the recovery of international markets. This guide features some of the services and various promotional campaigns that have been launched.

  • Barcelona City Council will be turning the ground floor premises at the Palau de la Virreina (Rambla, 99), where the Rambles Ticket Office is located, into the new Citizen Culture Office, a new reception space for providing support and offering advice to the city’s cultural fabric.

  • This personalised card will let you enter and leave the car park of your choice, from the BSM Parking network, as many times as you like for either 15 or 30 consecutive days. All you need to is choose the car park and book the days you need, at the best price and with a guaranteed place. If you purchase it online using the code bsmle20, you will receive a 20% discount.

  • The SSE strategy #ESSBCN2030 is the result of collaboration and commitment among Barcelona’s SSE community to join forces and strengthen SSE in the city. In June 2021, there was a city agreement that created a joint work space for collaborative participation and governance in the SSE sphere. This was co-led by AESCAT, the Social Economy Association of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council, lending continuity and enhancing the participative process that was started. This contributes to the socioeconomic development of the city and its residents.

    Drawing from the road map that laid out the strategy for #ESSBCN2030, the Barcelona City Council has drafted the 2021-2023 Plan to Promote the Social and Solidarity Economy, prioritising and carrying out the actions that will have the most impact on the city’s public policies. During its three years of validity, an estimated 21.8 million euros are expected to be earmarked for it.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • BCN MARKET is a digital initiative that was created through an agreement between the City Council and Barnacom to promote and sell products and services online. It was created as a solution for consumers in Barcelona so they can buy from trustworthy shops, maintaining the direct relationship between the professional and the client.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

  • Agròpolis is a public community space for dialogue, work and action, formed by civil society, businesses, universities and the public administration, who have a common goal of collaborating to transform Barcelona’s food system, taking the principles of food sovereignty and agro-ecology as a starting point.

    Time frame: Throughout 2022.

LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

Let’s boost the city!

The crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to adapt and be imaginative. The Barcelona City Council is firmly committed to ensuring that our city is an easy place for economic activity. This is why it has launched regulatory and administrative changes that simplify things for city residents and economic sectors and speed up and simplify procedures and payment periods.

  • Barcelona City Council has decided to change the payment dates for taxes, rates and public-sector charges making up municipal tax measures.

  • Barcelona City Council has decided to change the payment dates for taxes, rates and public-sector charges making up municipal tax measures.

  • The Barcelona City Council offers different rebates on the tax for business activities.

    Rebate for cooperatives

    Reduction of the IAE rate for cooperatives, as well as unions, federations and confederations thereof, in the terms established by Law 20/1990, dated 19 December, governing the tax system for cooperatives. This rebate is requested when registering for the tax and is indefinite in nature.

    –    Rate reduction for increasing the number of staff

    Rebate on the tax on business activities (IAE) for taxpayers who pay city tax and have increased their average number of staff with indefinite contracts during the tax period immediately prior to requesting the rebate, in comparison to the period before that one.

    The application must be sent before 31 May of the tax year for which the rebate is being requested and it will only have effects for that tax year.

        Rate reduction for the use of renewable energy

    Rebate for taxpayers who install systems for thermally or electrically harnessing the energy from the sun, for two years on their activities subject to the tax.

    The rebate should be requested by the interested person within the three months following the date the procedure to legalise the installation was registered with the competent authority at the Generalitat of Catalonia. Once granted, the tax rate will apply for the two tax periods following the application date.

    Time frame: is specified for each rebate/reduction.

  • The Barcelona City Council offers different rebates on the road tax.

    –      Reduction on the tax on road vehicles for owners of vehicles classified as zero emissions or electric : Reduction on the tax rate for road vehicles for the owners of vehicles of all types (except trailers) classified as zero emissions according to the Directorate General of Traffic’s vehicle registry.

    –       Reduction on the tax for road vehicles for the owners of vehicles classified as ECO that use gas fuel, with emissions of up to 120 g/km of CO2: Reduction on the tax rate for road vehicles for the owners of vehicles of all types (except trailers) classified as ECO that use gas fuel, with emissions of up to 120 g/km of CO2, according to the Directorate General of Traffic’s vehicle registry.

    -       Reduction on the tax on road vehicles for owners of vintage vehicles: Reduction of the entire amount of the tax on road vehicles for those vehicles considered to be vintage, under the regulations for historical vehicles.

    Time frame: is specified for each rebate/reduction.

    For new vehicles (not yet registered):

    –       When submitting the tax self-assessment.

    –       15 days, counting from the date of the tax self-assessment, in order to accredit that the requirements for the rebate have been met.

    For vehicles that were already registered: the deadline to present the application is 16 July of the current year. For applications submitted after this deadline, the rebate will come into effect for the next tax year.

    For historical vehicles: the application should be only done once, and the deadline is 16 July of the current year. For applications submitted after this deadline, the rebate will come into effect for the next tax year.

  • The Barcelona City Council offers different rebates on the buildings, installations and works tax. The buildings, installations and works tax (ICIO) rebate can be requested for those works that intend to construct buildings or make installations that have been declared of special interest or usefulness for the city. This can be because of social, cultural, historical, artistic circumstances, because they foment jobs, or because they incorporate thermal or electric solar energy systems.

    Time frame: The rebate must be requested when applying for the corresponding licence or presenting the prior communication for the works, buildings or installations. Applying for the rebate on the tax self-assessment form is understood as a request for a tax advantage.

    Rebate requests that are presented after the licence application or communication, or after the works, buildings or installations are finalised, in the case of the legalisation thereof, are considered late.

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