Car Hire in Spain and Spanish VAT Increase

Filed under: Car hire in Spain — admin @ 9:29 am August 22, 2012

From 1 September 2012, Spain will increase its standard rate of VAT from 18% to 21% on goods and services including car hire in Spain making prices 3% higher. Depending on the rental vehicle and location, this can increase the cost of a rental substantially. Avenue de las Playas Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote For example renting a BMW 3 Series Cabriolet for 1 week in Tenerife Airport South and booking after 1 September 2012 will add nearly £21 to the cost of the rental and an Audi A3 from Palma Airport in Mallorca will add £4 for a 1 week rental in October.

If you are planning a trip to Spain in the near future then booking car hire by 31 August 2012 will definitely save money.