Did you know that foreign nationals residing in Portugal enjoy tax benefits?
In order to attract qualified professionals to Portugal, it was created in 2009 a specific tax regime for non-habitual residents. Under this regime, foreign citizens who move to Portugal are subject to IRS (Personal Income Tax) benefits for a period of 10 years.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The tax regime for non-habitual residents is for any foreign citizen who:
• Lives abroad;
• Decides to transfer his tax address to Portugal;
• Hasn´t been resident in Portugal within 5 years prior to his application;
• Is a professional of a high added value activity;
• Has his own home in Portugal that serves as his main dwelling or stays for more than 183 days in portuguese territory.
Fixed Tax Rate of 20% on labor income earned in Portugal
IRS Exemption for pensions obtained and taxed abroad
1º Registration as a tax resident in Portugal at the local Finanças service
2º Submission of the request on Portal das Finanças upon receipt of the Portuguese Tax Identification Number (NIF)
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