Spain’s Minister Of Consumer Affairs To Review Gambling Tax System

Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, has stated that his department intends to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the country’s gambling tax system in all approved verticals.

In an interview with Europa Press radio, the minister claimed that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs in Spain had “studied potential new formulas to tax gambling and sports betting operators.”

With regards to introducing fiscal reform on a licenced sector, Garzón maintained that any tax review would require approval from Spain’s Ministry of Finance.

‘No specific project on the table’

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has told the Treasury of its plan to conduct a tax analysis, but has confirmed that “no specific project has been put on the table” as of yet.

Garzón reported that his department’s priority for the rest of 2021 will be on collaborating with Spain’s autonomous governments to enact new federal standards that would strengthen gambling safeguards.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs’ ‘phase 2′ reform of Spanish gambling regulations has set the goal of reorganising gambling norms across Spain’s 17 autonomous communities.

Technical body

Spain’s autonomous governments decided in December to create a “technical body” to assist the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the Spanish gaming regulator DGOJ in “harmonising gambling laws.”

The ministry’s preferred outcomes include the implementation of a federal self-exclusion policy, an online gaming player list, and standardised land-based gambling location regulations in all autonomous communities.