Portugal: You’ll Love its Tax Law too

Following our previous article on the rise of Portugal as a startup hub, CMS Rui Pena, Arnaut & Associado  are now telling you about the Portuguese Non-Habitual Residents Tax Regime.  This special tax regime (i.e. tax reduction and tax exemption) is applicable to non-resident individuals who decide to become Portuguese tax residents. Hope it’ll inspire some of you to consider this beautiful country as their new home!

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut, a law firm dating back to 1964, is the Portuguese representative of CMS, a Top-Tier Global Law Firm. With presence in 39 countries and 70 offices. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to the needs of their customers, wherever they are.


As a trusted partner of CMS, Beeleev has been benefiting a lot from the previous resources they shared.  In today’s article, you will find an executive summary of the Portuguese Non-Habitual Residents Tax Regime which, in general terms, provides:

  • A reduced Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) rate of 20% applicable to employment income as well as to self-employment income, deemed to be obtained from Portuguese source on high added value activities;
  • An exemption method regime applicable to foreign source income, provided that certain conditions are verified.

You can download the paper here for free for more details.

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Author: Beeleev

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