Taxpayers who received maternity or paternity benefits in 2016 and 2017 can request the return of the corresponding IRPF from today in the afternoon, explained the Tax Agency in a statement.
In response to the ruling of the Supreme Court that declared public benefits for maternity of Social Security exempt from taxation, the Ministry of Finance launched a mechanism to claim the return of the years not prescribed, which also included paternity leave.
A) Yes, who received maternity or paternity benefits in 2014 or 2015 can request the return of the IRPF since last December, while those who they did it in 2016 or 2017 they can claim it from today.
Taxpayers who have received benefits in 2018 do not have to do any procedure, since they will present the income tax return for that year in 2019 and they will already appear as exempt income.
The groups that are not part of the Social Security system, such as Public employees Y self-employed, you can also claim the returns for the same system.
The Treasury estimates that some 1,200 million euros will be refunded to more than one million mothers and fathers, with a average amount of 1,600 euros in maternity benefits Y 383 euros in paternity.
To claim the refund, the Tax Agency has enabled a specific form online on their website in which the year in which the aid was received and a bank account number must be indicated, without the need to attach additional documents. It is also possible to request it on paper.