Tax advisory and tax compliance services in Portugal

Meet your tax and reporting obligations while benefiting from our deep knowledge and best practices that fit with the Portuguese regulation frameworks – in order to stay compliant with all requirements, mitigate your tax risks and improve efficiency of your local and international operations in Portugal and across the region.

Our tax compliance services revolve around the Portuguese corporate income tax (CIT), value added tax (VAT), personal income tax (PIT) and social security, local taxes, withholding taxes, excise taxes and custom duties.

Tax registrations

  • Ensuring the registration process in Portugal with local authorities
  • Registration for CIT, VAT and VAT refunds, including other taxes in Portugal
  • Assistance with any inquiries from the Portuguese tax offices and dispute resolution

Tax compliance and filings

  • Preparation and submission of statutory tax returns
  • Processing of tax liability payments to local authorities
  • Other tax consultancies related to CIT, VAT, local taxes, withholding taxes, excise taxes and custom duties applicable in Portugal
  • Guidance and support by internal and external tax audits
  • Representation in communication with the Portuguese tax offices and local authorities

Tax advisory and transactions

  • International tax advisory
  • Personal income tax, non-resident and global mobility services
  • Transfer pricing services and local representation
  • Transactions services, M&A tax and legal structuring
  • Due diligence: financial, tax and legal
  • Professional tax, accounting and financial trainings

Personal income tax

Our inhouse team of experienced tax professionals is ready to provide the required consultancy support when dealing with more complex tax, social security or foreign assignment matters – in compliance with the Portuguese tax law and best practices of the market.

  • Individual planning, definition of suitable payroll and tax schemes for both Portuguese residents and non-residents
  • Filing of Portuguese personal income tax returns and compliance
  • Filing of other statutory reporting obligations for social security, health insurance and other
  • Representation in communication with the Portuguese tax offices, social security and health insurance companies, and other authorities
  • Full-range global mobility services for non-resident

Non-resident and global mobility services

Our experienced Portuguese tax team, backed up by a strong international network, will guide you through the complex agenda of cross-border mobility of employees and expatriates, that requires the deep knowledge of local and international legislation in the areas of individual taxation, social security, payroll, labour law, as well as best practices when it comes to providing the necessary administrative work to ensure compliance .

Review the expatriate tax program of your company should provide answers to the following questions: are you fully compliant with statutory requirements on individual tax, social security and local payroll reporting? Does it mitigate the risk of being exposed to inspections by the local authority?

Our experts will help you to address the following international assignment issues:

  • Creation of the tax-efficient employment structures for non-residents
  • Evaluation of the tax filing requirements of the home country and the foreign country
  • Implications related to a permanent establishment in Portugal, including the reporting obligations
  • Social security and health insurance statutory requirements applicable to expatriates
  • Preparation and filing of tax returns for non-residents in Portugal
  • Payroll calculation and HR administration services for expatriates in Portugal
  • Other administrative services, such as obtaining work and residence permits, dealing with the Portuguese authorities and offices for foreigners
  • Representation in communication with the Portuguese tax offices and other authorities

Advisory online portal

Our Advisory portal developed inhouse provides an effective communication and document exchange channel – and thus improves your user experience with our advisory services. The portal allows specific managers and selected employees to access relevant information by our user-friendly interface. Your company will effectively consolidate all data, documents and other information in one secure location, while access is granted through varying access rights.

By using our Advisory online portal, you can easily access:

  • Document exchange and archive
  • Customized workflows and approvals
  • Online tax and legal forms
  • Advisory hotline

The Advisory portal can be utilized for all advisory services and any type of project – ranging from tax compliance and legal support to consultancy for specific projects such as mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, due diligence or transfer pricing.

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