Just an update on this last topic. In January I filed the second petition for the government to return the tax money collected from my income while on maternity leave with my second child. You could file the first petition at the end of 2018 for children born between 2014 and 2015, but for children born between 2016 and 2017 you had to wait until January of this year.
Well, now I’ve filed both petitions for both of my kids… and I’m here waiting. The only thing the Agencia Tributaria web site says is that it’s in process. Keep in mind the “petitition” was just to fill out my data and the year in which my child was born, plus to add my bank account number.
The best is that my husband, who filed the first petition, a couple weeks after me, already received his return about a month ago. Apparently the government is taking longer to process the larger payments. Surprise.