Arola is proud to offer the counsel and services of highly competent tax specialists with large experience in the top law firms of Spain. The tax and legal Department can advise our customers in all tax issues, and especially in Excise duties.
The objective of the Excise Duties Department is to provide our clients with active consulting on this issue, informing them of new tax developments, defending their interests in light of inspections conducted by the Administration as well as in the appeal phase in different administrative and legal procedures.
Our professionals are also responsible for verifying proper compliance with regulations on trafficking products subject to Excise Duties (alcohol and alcoholic beverages, hydrocarbons and tobacco) in international (third countries) intra-community or national traffic operations.
We offer services of audits which are conducted to verify the compliance of the regulations. We audit that the facilities and systems where products subject to excise duties are manufactured, stored or distributed comply with the corresponding authorizations and correctly keep their tax accounting.
Arola have extensive experience in providing training programmes on Excise duties or punctual seminars for the employees of the companies we permanently advice. Being fully aware of the responsibility we have we offer training programmes that are aimed at adequately informing our customers of their obligations pursuant to the Excise Duties regulations.
The primary consultancy areas in E.D. are:
1- Recurrent advising
Recurrent advising in the following areas:
- Tax on Hydrocarbons.
- Tax on Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages.
- Tax on Beer.
- Tax on Wine and Fermented Beverages.
- Tax on Intermediate Products.
- Tax on Alcohol and spirits.
- Tax on electricity.
- Import VAT.
In order to provide adequate Excise duties counseling to our clients needs, we believe it is essential to hold periodic meetings in order to review and find out about the actions and procedures carried out and analyze their correct adaptation to the regulations.
Arola tax experts will strive to quickly answer any questions posed to us on taxation, on Excise Duties related to your manufacturing or trade activity. Our objective is to combine agility and speed in providing an answer with the accuracy and necessary clarity as far as its content.
For those cases when it is necessary, we prepare and submit queries to the Tax Administration on issues that require their later clarification and which affect our clients' activity.
2- Assistance with inspections
In Arola believe we should give confidence and security to our customers, it is important for us to feel that we accompany them, so, in case of inspection by the tax authorities, if desired, our specialists can attend in order to defend their interests and help answering to the questions may arise during the inspection.
We consider essential for the security and tranquility of our clients, attend at all events that require the presence of an expert to respond to all questions or solve any mishaps that can appear during the process.
3- Pleas and appeals:
Arola has a legal department that can attend the clients in preparing, submitting and suing briefs, pleas and appeals against any kind of demand, settlement act, sanctioning files and other actions carried out by the Tax Administration.
Arola offers the best legal advice on Excise Duties on all phases of legal procedures, especially on those that require very extensive knowledge and experience in the field, due to the rapidly changing legislation and jurisprudence related to excise duties we point out the importance of being well advised.
We help preparing and following up on economic-administrative Claims until they are resolved and, where appropriate, processing the corresponding procedures before the Courts and Tribunals of the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction.
4- Internal audits:
Arola encourages companies to be well advised and perform preventive audits to avoid tax contingencies, we conduct internal audits to verify compliance with tax obligations and regulations with regards to Excise Duties and import VAT.
In particular, our Excise duties Department conducts reviews aimed at verifying that the establishments in which products subject to excise duties are manufactured, stored or distributed comply with the corresponding authorizations, correctly keep their tax accounting and adequately submit all documentation required by law.
5- Information on new developments
Arola continuously and immediately provide all the new legislative developments that appear on Excise Duties and report the regulatory projects in process that may have an impact on the taxation of your activities.
Arola believes it is imperative a relationship with their customers of continuous contact to keep them updated on any news that might be helpful or of interest, to make our customers feel they can rely on our assistance whenever they wish.
Arola and its professionals are very active in keeping our customers periodically informed of the activities carried out by the company or national or international legislative. Arola has several platforms to keep updated the companies about anything that occurs related with our company or the Excise duties or any legal fields we work. Our Excise duties specialist can be contacted through our website, blog or social networks