DGOJ and tax agency sign new cooperation agreement

10 October 2019

Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) and tax agency la Agencia Tributaria (AEAT) have renewed their partnership and signed a new cooperation agreement.

Under the new agreement, the DGOJ will have access to updated data on operators’ tax compliance, the payments they make to the AEAT and the payments and withholdings related to State Lottery prizes.

AEAT, meanwhile, will receive DGOJ data related to gaming accounts, to be used to fight tax fraud. The DGOJ said the data will allow the directorate to better manage the game environment.

The agreement follows the initial partnership signed between the two in 2014 to “establish a general framework of collaboration.”

Under the 2014 agreement, the AEAT would provide quarterly information to DGOJ on operators’ self-assessment towards the country’s gaming tax. The AEAT also provides daily information on the tax obligations for the licensing, authorisations and registration of the game.

DGOJ, meanwhile, provided identification, date of registration, initial and final balance, total deposits, total withdrawals, participations in games, prizes received and recognized promotional bonuses of all players by operator.

DGOJ also provided total amounts played by the participants in each of the types of game by operator and total gross gaming revenue (GGR) by operator.

In June, DGOJ published its new three-year strategy, setting out plans to ensure the industry operates in a socially responsible manner.