The Spanish government is to cut taxes for digital nomads as it aims to boost the start-up culture in the country. Spain hopes to attract more distant workers to emigrate.
He added that the laws were intended to help “remote workers and ‘digital nomads’ settled in Spain”.
The Spanish government hopes to attract investors who want to support companies in the technology sector.
The number of digital nomads around the world has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.
Many expats have decided to work abroad because they no longer need to travel to their office for work.
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Croatia passed a law in spring 2021 that allows non-EU foreigners to obtain a one-year residence visa.
Digital nomads in Croatia are also exempt from income tax during this period.
Georgia has also created a visa to allow workers earning less than $2,000 (£1,700) a month to live in the country for a year.
Thailand, Costa Rica, and Iceland are among the other countries that have established attractive programs for digital nomads.
Spain’s visa system has already caught the attention of potential digital nomads on social media.
Tweeter Synn tweeted: “Spain is launching a digital nomad visa for 2022. It allows people working remotely to work without a work visa for one year.
“I guess I’m moving to Spain.”
Another user tweeted, “This could get awesome if it spreads.”
Spanish tax cuts will apply to salaried and self-employed digital nomads who choose to work from the country.
Digital nomads will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a new workplace when moving to Spain.
The Spanish Costa Blanca is a favorite with British expats and was the most popular region for international property buyers in 2021.
Meanwhile, Malaga, in the beautiful and sunny region of Andalucia, was recently ranked as one of the most welcoming cities in the world in the InterNations Expat Insider survey.
The city was the highest rated destination in Europe and many expats would recommend it to others.