Dive into the world of freelancing with Xolo

If you're just starting out as a freelancer, Xolo is a good friend to have on your side. We process your autónomo registration with Hacienda and Social Security in one day. Going forward, we take care of your bookkeeping, tax declarations and much more!

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Super simple

Don't waste any more time trying to figure out what you have to do by reading long, boring articles on the Internet. We take care of your autónomo registration without you lifting a finger. All we need is your NIE and 10 minutes of your time. You won't have to fill in any official forms, Xolo will do it all for you.

Quick and convenient

In just 1 business day you can start working as a freelancer. We process your autónomo registration the same day (if you want to start now) or on the date you specify. Completely online, without having to go to any office.

How is such a quick procedure possible?

We are part of the network of PAEs of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. This allows us to process the registrations of both Hacienda and Social Security at the same time, quickly, and without having to go in-person or use your Certificado Digital (digital certificate).

Compliant and reliable

When registering as autónomo with Hacienda, you must specify the activity you will carry out using the epigraphs of the Economic Activities Tax (IAE). It is a confusing process, so we will advise you and help you choose the one that best corresponds to your professional activity, so that the corresponding taxes are then applied to your invoices. This way you will avoid errors and penalties from Hacienda.

With Xolo
On your own
What is needed?

Just your NIE or Passport for verification and 10 minutes of your time to finish the registration.

With Xolo it is not mandatory to have a Certificado Digital* but it is recommended.

*We will never ask you for your digital certificate to do anything. Remember that it is a personal document and you should not share it with anyone.

  • Certificado Digital
  • Clave PIN
  • DNI
  • Modelo TA0521 (Social Security)
  • Modelo 036 y 037 (Hacienda)
What steps do I have to take to register?

None. All you have to do is complete the Xolo registration and we will do the rest with the information provided.

You have to register as an autónomo with both:

  • Social Security
  • Hacienda
How long will it take?
1 working day
Up to 5 days

The freedom of
freelancing is just
one step away 🚀

If you've decided it's time to take charge of your professional career, Xolo is on your side. We register you as autónomo and from then on, you just focus on doing what you do best, we'll take care of the rest: forms, quarterly declarations, deducting expenses are no longer your concern.

We make sure you have all the benefits of a freelancer just starting out

Flat-rate for self-employed workers

So that you pay 60 € a month to the Social Security (first 12 months) and get bonuses until the third year.

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Reduction in personal income tax withholding

To give you more liquidity, for the first two years you can apply a 7% withholding tax instead of 15% income tax on your invoices to customers. This is not compulsory, but you have the option to do it with Xolo.

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How much does it cost to register as autónomo with Xolo?

The registration fee is included in your first month's Xolo subscription as long as you do not cancel within the first 6 months. Otherwise, there will be an additional cost of 50 €.

Our superpower

Xolo’s online platform has everything you need to manage your freelance admin in just a few minutes a day, accessible anytime, anywhere.

Save time creating invoices

  • Create a detailed client directory for faster invoicing
  • Invoice Spanish or international clients in a variety of currencies
  • VAT and income tax are automatically calculated according to your activity and the location of your client
  • Customize your invoices with our template library
  • Create and save draft invoices for easy edits later on

Make the most out of your deductible expenses

  • Upload your business expenses to your dashboard
  • Or, use the unique email address provided to send your expenses directly to your dashboard
  • Connect your business bank account to track your expenses (optional)
  • Our system will automatically approve any deductible expenses. 100% safe and secure
  • Our accounting team will periodically review the remaining expenses for each quarter, and advise you if you have questions. We can guarantee no problems with Hacienda when it comes to filing your tax returns

Take control of your taxes. Say goodbye to uncertainty

  • A real-time overview of all your taxes and their current status
  • An overview of all the Modelos (tax forms) that we'll file for you
  • A calendar of tax obligations with key dates every quarter
  • Relevant information on taxation, to keep you in-the-know
  • A quarterly estimate of how much tax you will need to pay. We calculate this using a prediction based on the income and expenses you have entered (estimated amount)
  • View all your tax returns quickly and conveniently. You can download them as a .pdf doc for your personal records
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Our team of accountants

An accountant who specialized in freelancers

As soon as you start, we will assign you your very own gestor (accountant), who will review your deductible expenses, advise you when necessary and file your tax returns. Your accountant will analyze the situation that suits you best so that you can optimize your taxes and save money.

We file your tax returns for you

Being a freelancer with Xolo is kind of like working for a company – in the best way possible. Don't worry about quarterly tax returns or filling in forms, because that's our job! All you have to do is create invoices through our platform and upload your business expenses. We'll take care of the rest. 😉

Once our accountants have prepared and submitted your quarterly VAT and income tax return. For ultimate peace of mind, request a consultation through our platform and our accountant will review your return with you line by line.

Tailor-made care and assistance

We offer you professional and personalized support throughout your freelance journey, from start to finish. No matter how complicated your situation is.

We have a team of experts in accounting and taxation for freelancers in Spain. This team of experts will analyze your situation and advise you on your best options. Our experts have more than 10 years of experience in this sector with unmatched knowledge of Spanish regulations and how they pertain to those with international business backgrounds.

We’re a REAL gestoría

We have a team of professional accountants who are experts in freelancing in Spain, with more than 10 years of experience in the sector, and knowledge of local and international taxation.

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Agencia Tributaria

We have a collaboration agreement with Agencia Tributaria (Spanish Tax Agency), the government body in charge of applying and controlling the tax system.

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ASEFIGET

We are members of ASEFIGET, an Association dedicated to representing and serving the tax professional.

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CIRCE

We use the CIRCE system to carry out all the necessary autónomo procedures telematically.

⚠️ We will never ask you for your Certificado Digital (digital certificate) to do anything. Remember that it is a personal document and you should not share it with anyone.

Our commitment

We take what we do seriously. That's why we want to make a few things clear:

Hacienda won’t come after you

Peace of mind. Forget about duplicates or tax errors thanks to our automated platform. Our team of accountants will always check that everything is in order. We'll make sure you never have to deal with a penalty from Hacienda because of Xolo.

We won't run away if things go wrong

In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your taxes, we take full responsibility if the error is ours. In addition, if you receive any notification from Hacienda, we will help you to respond and ensure that it is dealt with in the best possible way.

No (bad) surprises at the end of the quarter

Your tax information will be constantly updated based on your income and expenses, so you can predict how much tax you will have to pay each quarter. Transparency and control of your finances, thanks to our platform.

Xolo is perfect for...

Consultants, analysts

Developers, product owners or IT related

Marketing and communications

Financial, legal, insurance and rental activities

No matter if you
have clients in 🇪🇦 or 🌍

Xolo is designed for freelancers registered in Spain, regardless of whether you are Spanish or from somewhere else. Our international experience and local knowledge allow us to offer the best service and advice to freelancers with clients in Spain or anywhere in the world.

Choose the rate that best suits you depending on whether you’ll be invoicing locally or internationally.

Got questions?

We've got answers! Here's a few to get you started:

We're much more than a gestoría: Xolo is your trusted partner in your freelance life. We combine our team of expert accountants who specialize in freelancing in Spain, with an easy-to-use online accounting and invoicing platform designed exclusively for independent professionals.

With Xolo, freelancing is just like working for a company. Don't worry about filing tax returns, filling out forms or downloading invoices for your expenses, we take care of everything, and when we say everything, we mean everything, except working for you of course.

Once you have subscribed to Xolo you will be able to enjoy:

  • An online platform to manage your freelance business. Intuitive and accessible anytime, anywhere, you'll be able to issue invoices, manage business expenses and estimate how much tax you need to pay each quarter.
  • Accounting service for freelancers to process your autónomo registration (if you haven't already done so), file your quarterly tax returns and advise you on everything taxation and accounting related.

Add-on options, charged separately:

  • Insurance for the self-employed
  • Legal advice
  • Income tax return
  • Autónomo registration (if you cancel your Xolo subscription during the first 6 months).
  • Autónomo deregistration and pending tax reports once de-registered

Check our pricing page.

If you want to use Xolo to manage your freelance activity, you must be registered as an autónomo. That means registering as an individual business owner with the Spanish Treasury, Hacienda (form 036) and in the General Regime of Self-Employed Workers (RETA) in the Social Security.

At Xolo we can help you register completely free of charge as long as you don't cancel your subscription within the first 6 months.

If you have not been registered with the local authorities yet, the process of registering as a professional starts once you have submitted a short summary of your business and personal details during the Xolo onboarding process and indicated that you would like to register with the local authorities. We’ll take care of your registration with the Spanish Treasury (Hacienda) and Social Security in one business day, and you'll receive confirmation from Xolo once the process has been completed.

At Xolo, monthly payments are made every first day of the month, i.e. if you subscribe on October 20th, your first payment will be charged on November 1st.

Need anything else?

One of the main concerns of a freelancer is feeling lonely. We are here to help you with whatever you need.

Talk to an expert

Book a call and one of our freelance experts will contact you to explain step-by-step how Xolo works.

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Drop us a line

Write to us at hola@xolo.io with any questions or concerns you may have.

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See for yourself

See our available support resources:

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More than 100,000 freelancers trust Xolo to manage their business as freelancers

If you also believe that the future of work is for freelancers, that overpaying taxes makes no sense and that bureaucracy shouldn't be a barrier, you're already halfway! Join our community of fiercely independents that want to live life on their terms!

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