The taxpayers who charged in 2016 and 2017 maternity and paternity benefits can apply from this Wednesday afternoonthe return of the IRPF, with whatthe second phase begins to request the reimbursement of this lien, a measure that will benefit more than one million people.
Taxpayers who have suffered retentions for maternity and paternity benefits in 2018 must not carry out any particular procedure. Your 2018 Income Tax Return, which is filed in 2019, will already incorporate the benefits as exempt income andthe withheld deductions will be deductible.
How to claim the IRPF?
To facilitate the request has been enableda specific form 'on line', available on the website of the Tax Agency (www.agenciatributaria.es), in which the person receiving the benefit must indicate the year or years in which the aid was received and a bank account number, where it will be paid return. They are the only two data that are requested.
It is not necessary to attach a Social Security certificate to the applicationproof of benefits, or any other additional documentation, since in each case the Tax Agency will collect directly from the Social Security all the precise information.
The forms can be submitted via online through the same channels that are enabled in the IRPF declarations: the RENO system, the PIN code system or with an electronic certificate.
The option of presenting the paper form will also be enabled, with the same boxes to be filled out as in the 'online' way, and the document can be presented in the registry offices of the Tax Agency, although the Treasury recommends for its greater agility to carry out the procedure through the telematic channels.
Who can request the return?
The return has been carried out in two phases, and this Wednesday begins the period for the parents who had their child in2016 and 2017 can make their claims.
How much can I get back?
In total, the Treasury estimates that they will be reintegrated around1,200 million euros to more than one million parents and mothers. The average refund in the case of maternity benefits amounts to1,600 euros, while those of paternity are around383 euros.
The fathers and mothers who paid income tax collected in 2014 and 2015 could apply for a refund since last December, and only in that month the Tax Agency received 672,746 requests for reimbursement. The returns began in the same week in which the process was launched.