Do you plan to set up a business but don’t know where to start or what documents, licenses and permits you need? Do you have an existing business that needs a change? Administration can take up a good portion of your working day and prevent you from forging stronger relationships with your clients so reach out for business support services. Do you want monthly accounting, tax and labour services in a language you understand? If your answer to any of the above is “YES”, then stay on this page…
Canary Admin Services provides an array of services to companies, sole traders and individuals alike across Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. If you are thinking of setting up your own business, request a personalized consult so you can get it right from day one. Canary Admin Services will advise you about any permits you may require to get started as well as your accounting and fiscal obligations. All accounting, tax and labour services are executed by registered professionals so no matter what your business activity is, you can request a no-obligation quote and allow us to ease the load so you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business.
Below, you will find the main business services available to you:
Get Your Business Off the Ground
This is a critical moment for anyone thinking of taking that awesome step to setting up their own business as there are many factors to take into consideration.
You can schedule a personalized consult with me in which you will be advised as to the best tax system to register your business and given information about registering as either a sole trader, a business partnership or a limited company. If you are new to Spain, this will probably mean applying for your N.I.E. number and Social Security number but these services are also available through Canary Admin Services, allowing you to cut through the red tape easily. The next step would be to ensure your business has the necessary licenses and permits to operate legally which may involve putting you in contact with other services providers you may require such as engineers, food handling course providers, Employee Health and Safety specialists to name a few. All of this will be arranged on your behalf so you can focus on getting the actual business off the ground.
After this initial consult, you will receive a Starter Pack to include my e-Book, “A Guide to Business Registry in the Canary Islands” and a “Business Plan” template plus a recap of the details discussed in our meeting. You will also receive an Estimate to get your business legally registered under the Spanish system.
A typical day in a Spanish Public Administration office. Even though of course the situation has been exaggerated (only slightly!), it is not too far from the truth. Enjoy watching “Citizen vs. Public Servant”…
Official Accounts, Taxes & Labour Services
Your Business in the Right Hands
Canary Admin Services provides comprehensive accounting, tax and labour advisory services. These services are adapted to the tax system you are registered under so that no matter what your business, you can be sure you are fulfilling all your accounting, tax and labour obligations. Your original billing documents should be handed in and processed on a monthly basis so that at the end of the quarter, your tax results can be sent promptly to your inbox, giving you plenty of time to arrange the funds in your bank account for payment. At the same time, your accounting documents are checked to make sure they comply with Spanish accounting and tax laws, preventing costly mistakes that can get you on the wrong side of the tax office, something every business owner wants to avoid. Upon completing each quarter, your original paperwork is returned to you along with the corresponding tax returns.
As a business owner, it is vital to be aware of your business’ situation at any given time despite any Spanish language issues you may have and Canary Admin Services can help you achieve that as all information can also be provided in English, therefore ensuring you fully comprehend where you are at. An easy to understand Service Contract is signed detailing obligations and responsibilities on both sides and consults on each area are included within the monthly fee. You will be advised in writing of any changes in current legislation so that any necessary steps can be taken to ensure your business complies in every moment.
Special Admin Support
C.A.S., Your Internal Admin Department
Each day it is likely you will generate administrative documents even if only a relatively small amount. It is also probable the amount generated does not warrant a full-time administrative, yet the load may still be significant enough to occupy much of your precious time. Canary Admin Services can intervene as your administration department or an extension of it.
This specialized service* can include generating your sales estimates, invoices and processing your expense invoices efficiently, payment tracking and similar. Another added benefit is that it ensures that all paperwork generated for your customers and received from your suppliers falls in line with Spanish accounting and tax laws. A straight-forward system is put into place so that you as a business owner can see at a glance how your business is doing as well as organize your finances.
* This service does not form part of the normal monthly accounting, tax and labour package
What Do My Clients Say?
I have worked with Sabrina for a good few years and even though I am based in Ireland, we have developed a fantastic working relationship. She manages my Spanish company affairs and properties and I feel confident to leave matters in her more than capable hands. Sabrina helps me feel at ease by updating me regularly, maintaining excellent communication at all times so I always know exactly where I stand and she goes above and beyond what I expect of her. I am more than happy to recommend her to others after the excellent service I have received myself.
Director and Chartered Accountant @ KGM Financial Ltd