Can I have more than one job?

To the question of whether I can have more than one job we tell you that of course you can have more than one job. However, what you will have to take into account is that the different companies for which you work are aware of this data, due to issues of exclusivity and withholding of Personal Income Tax.

As for the tax issue, companies may be holding you below what corresponds to you and that difference will be the one that the Treasury will claim from you when making the income statement. You should know that if your gross salary is below 22 thousand dollars per year you have no obligation to make the income statement, but if you have more than one payer and the sum of what is charged by the second or more payers exceeds 1,500 dollars per year you must make the declaration, even if your income for your main work does not exceed 22 thousand dollars per year.

Summarizing:

  • With a payer and less than 22 thousand dollars of gross annual salary you are exempt from making the income statement.
  • With a salary of less than 22 thousand dollars per year, but with income above 1500 dollars per year by a second or more payers you must make the declaration, so if any of the payers has applied a lower IRPF to you than what corresponds to you, the Treasury will claim the difference and you will have to pay it yes or yes.

I give you some examples:

  • If you work in a workshop as a full-time mechanic (40 hours a week) with a salary of 17,000dollars per year you will not have an obligation to make the income statement, which means that, if the company retained you below what was due, having no obligation to make the declaration, the Treasury will not claim the difference from what was retained to what you should have been retained, that is, you win. The problem may come if your circumstances, such as being in charge of the elderly, children, disability, rent or purchase of apartment that by the date on which it was started or acquired, gave rise to relief, then perhaps it would compensate you to make the income statement. If so and you have doubts about whether to make it or not, you can always see the draft of your declaration and if it comes out to return then you present it and if you go out to pay because you do not present it.
  • Now imagine that you work in a workshop as a full-time mechanic (40 hours a week) with a salary of 16,000dollars per year, but at the same time you are hired as a security guard to work sporadically in sporting events and for the few times you carried out this last work the earned for your second job does not exceed 1,500 dollars PER YEAR, then you will not have an obligation to make the income statement, so if either of the two companies has retained you less than you should, you will not have to pay the difference.
  • If you work in a workshop as a full-time mechanic (40 hours a week) with a salary of 16,000dollars per year and at the same time you work punctually with a contract in a bar and your annual income for this second job amounts to 6,000dollars, then you are obliged to make the income statement and if either of the two companies retained you below what was due Treasury it will claim the difference, and it is not worth hiding your head like the ostrich and not making the declaration because then the fines, surcharges and even payroll or property embargoes will arrive. Be careful with that!

This last case is the most common and for which many citizens complain that having more than one job does not compensate. What must be taken into account are the types of Personal Income Tax that are applied to us by each company so that later the surprises do not arrive.

It may also be the case that, after working in a company, whose annual salary is 17,000 dollars and for which I am not obliged to make the income statement, either for dismissal or professional improvement decide to change jobs and this new job gives me a gross salary of 18,000 dollars, amount for which he would also be exempt from making the declaration. So, with total certainty, if what I earned in the new job exceeds 1,500 dollars per year, the following year I will be forced to make the income statement.

All this may seem complicated, but it is a purely mathematical matter.

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