The new European funds come as a clear opportunity in order to boost the recovery. Despite the fact that the timeline for its implementation continues to expand, so its effective reception will be delayed until well entered the second half of 2021, certain recent advances taken place both in Brussels and at the national level stand out. Several ministries continue to launch public consultations calls to identify projects that would be financed with the new funds.
The pandemic has intensified the remote working, which has led to the approval of Royal Decree-Law 28/2020, on telecommuting. The regulation establishes that the company must provide its employee with the necessary IT resources and compensate him/her for the additional expenses incurred (such as electricity and other expenses of the home office). Whereas it could be argued that the resources provided to employees could be considered as an income in kind, in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Income Tax Regulations for such situations this should not be the case.
The recent judgment of the Supreme Court confirming Corporate Tax deductibility of the default interest settled by the Administration is being analyzed.