Zero fee for the self-employed 2023. Deadlines, requirements and beneficiaries

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  • The zero fee for the self-employed is a new aid that some autonomous communities will offer in 2023
  • The 100% of Social Security contributions is discounted for at least 12 months


As of 2023, the zero quota for the self-employed is a new aid that some autonomous communities will offer. During the first and second years of activity, self-employed workers will have a discount of 100% from their social contributions.

The objective is to support entrepreneurial people who start a new project. It must also be taken into account that the contribution system for the self-employed changes in 2023, when the contributions according to real income arrive.

For now, the zero quota is available in Andalusia, Madrid's community and Murcia.

Beneficiaries and requirements

All the self-employed who are registered in the RETA or in the Special System for Self-Employed Agricultural Workers and who meet the following requirements:

  • Have been granted the State Reduced Rate.
  • Being a new self-employed worker and not having been registered as a freelancer in the last 2 years.
  • Be registered in one of the autonomous communities that offer the bonus and carry out business activity in them.
  • In the case of wanting to enjoy the zero fee during the second year, it must be shown that the net income is less than the SMI.


As of January 1, 2023, the period to carry out the application opens in the last 2 months in which you are entitled to the state flat rate, and ends on the last day of the second month following said period.

How to apply

Each autonomous community has its own channels to request this help. However, these are similar, since the process in all cases is on-line and requires an electronic ID or digital certificate. In the case of the Community of Madrid, the request is through its electronic office.

After identification, you must attach:

  • Accreditation of registration in the RETA.
  • The registration document in the Economic Activities Tax of model 037 or 036.
  • DNI or NIE of the self-employed.
  • The updated working life report.
  • The certification of being up to date with payments with the Treasury and Social Security.