Tax advantages| Golden Visa Portugal

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Portugal has stood up through the last years as one of the best places in Europe to live in. Its premium location is perfect to travel to other European countries or even outside Europe. It has an excellent technological infrastructure, quality of life, education, security, and efficient public health service. On the other hand, Portugal is on top of the list for the best markets to invest, especially in Real Estate Market.

Investing in Portugal, especially in Real Estate Market, will offer you exclusive benefits which you won’t find in other countries: you will be eligible for the special program of the Golden Residence Permit for the purposes of investment and ask for the Portuguese Residence Permit. Therefore, you will have the possibility of requiring the European Citizenship.

What is the Golden Visa Portugal?

Golden Visa Portugal is a program to provide the Portuguese Residence Permit to all the people who invest in the Portuguese economy. The amount and the kind of the investment may differ according to the selected program.

Nowadays it is the most popular program in Europe. Launched in 2012 it has provided more than 4500 Gold Visa. The majority of these Visas were requested by Brazilian people.

Once you have the Gold Visa you will be able to:

  • Entry in Portugal without compliance of Residence Permit.
  • To live and to work in Portugal, if you wish;
  • Travel in Schengen area without compliance of Visa;
  • Family Reunification Benefit;

Require the Portuguese Nationality within 5 years of the investment management and become a European citizen;

Family Reunification

Gold Visa holders can require the Family Reunification and obtain the Permanent Resident Permit or even the Portuguese Passport to all the direct members of the family.

 The Visa can be required for the applicant’s spouse (including non-marital partnership), children under 18 or above if they are studying in Portugal or aboard and depending on their parents. The Family Reunification also includes the parents of the applicant and/or their spouse, if they are still studying (in Portugal or aboard) or economically depending on them. 

Once provided, the Residence Permit for the family members will have the same due date as the applicant.

Who can apply for a Visa Gold in Portugal?

Any Foreigner can apply for a Visa Gold. They only need to fit one of these conditions:

  1. Acquisition of a Real Estate property in Portugal
  2. Acquisition of an old Real Estate Property, to be restored, with a value equal to or above 350k euros
  3. Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1 million Euros
  4. Launch a company in Portugal
  5. Investing in small / medium companies
  6. Invest in Scientific Research  
  7. Invest in artistic output or supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage

Important: In all situations the minimum value of the investment cannot be with bank lending.

How to apply for the Portuguese Citizenship?

When verified all the investment conditions, the investor will be provided with a one-year visa, renewable for two years twice. The requirements to renew  the Visa are:

 - minimum of 5 years affiliation;

 - staying in Portugal for at least 7 days per year in the first year and 14 days per year in the following years.

When verified all the investment conditions, the investor will be provided with a one-year visa, renewable for two years twice. The requirements to renew  the Visa are:

 - minimum of 5 years affiliation;

 - staying in Portugal for at least 7 days per year in the first year and 14 days per year in the following years.

What should I do now?

If you have not made up your mind about buying a real estate property (to live in or to invest) in Portugal, we advise you to look for a specialized service which can guide you and to help you to do a safe investment.

If you have decided you want to invest in Portugal, although you don’t want to waste time in paperwork to get the visa and you Residence Permit in Portugal, you may need a specialized consultancy in Golden Visa.

In Housy Portugal Real Estate & Investments we give you full support, from the selection of the best investment or real state property to the paper work. We want you to forget all the bureaucracy and enjoy the time with your family worriless.

If you have not made up your mind about buying a real estate property (to live in or to invest) in Portugal, we advise you to look for a specialized service which can guide you and to help you to do a safe investment.

If you have decided you want to invest in Portugal, although you don’t want to waste time in paperwork to get the visa and you Residence Permit in Portugal, you may need a specialized cons

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ultancy in Golden Visa.

In Housy Portugal Real Estate & Investments we give you full support, from the selection of the best investment or real state property to the paper work. We want you to forget all the bureaucracy and enjoy the time with your family worriless.

Non-habitual residents in Portugal

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If you are a foreigner and you’re willing to move to Portugal or if you are an emigrated Portuguese citizen who wish to come back to Portugal, the government provides beneficial tax rates with the Non-habitual  resident regime. This program offers exclusive tax benefits to all the foreigners who establish their official fiscal residence in Portugal.

There are more and more foreigners and retired people who take advantage of these benefits. However, to be recognized as an official non-habitual resident you must fit some requirements.

Get to know all the advantages of being a non-habitual resident and what does it take to be accepted in this program:

Approved in 2009, this program provides exclusive tax regime benefits for a 10-year period to all the ones who request the official fiscal residence in Portugal. This program aims to engage to Portugal “non-resident skilled and graduated professionals, who will become a plus to our intellectual and industrial property contributing with their know-how. On the other hand, the program was also created to attract retired people who will receive their old age pension.”, according to the guide IRS – Regime Fiscal para o Residente Não habitual”, available in Portuguese Fiscal Home Page.

What is the tax regime for a non-habitual resident?

Portugal provides tax regime advantages to foreigners and retired people.

Who has the right to obtain a non-habitual resident status in Portugal?

The non-habitual resident status can be requested by anyone who fits these requirements:

  1. Has not lived in Portugal for the last five years and intends to move in to Portugal.
  2. To be a resident in Portugal you need to register your fiscal address in Portugal in Serviço Local de Finanças (Fiscal Department) and live in Portugal for 183 days a year consequent or not, or have your main residence in Portugal.
  3. Request the Non-Habitual Resident status in the same day you register you official fiscal address in Portugal or until March 31st of the following year.

Do you want to work in Portugal?

If you work in Portugal you will benefit from a permanent 20% tax. This reduced tax applies to all professionals considered as a high added value to scientific, artistic or technological finality. Such as:

 

  • Architects, engineers and similar,
  • Visual artists, actors and musicians                
  • Auditors                  
  • Doctors and dentists, teachers and psychologists.           
  • Liberal professions, technicians
  • High level executives;
  • Investors, managers who are integrated in the companies which are eligible for the program according to the Legislation. 

The Non-Habitual Resident application entitles you the right to be taxed as a Non-habitual resident for a period of 10 years following the day of your requirement.

Do you want to take advantage of your retirement in Portugal?

If you are retired, you can also apply for the Non-residential Status, which means all the pensions paid by another country and tax free in Portugal. This happens because you have the right of being protected from double taxing. There is an official agreement where the resident country should be the one taxing and in this case, Portugal doesn’t charge taxes in non-Portuguese pensions.

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Retirement in Portugal

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Tax Exemptions and Reductions

 

Several fiscal benefits are presently availble for foreigners wishing to live in Portugal. These benefits were created to attract qualified professionals in added value activities. The fiscal frame of Non-Habitual has the following advantages:

 

- Exemption over retirement pensions, received in other countries
- 20 % as a special reduced tax rate, for income coming from professional services

 

Beneficiaries

 

The citizens that wish to benefit from theses advantages need to be legally established as residents in Portuguese territory and not having been living in the country for the past 5 years.

 

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Our legal partners provide a full consulting service, dealing with all the necessary documentation and burocracy.

 

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Portugal, Europe's Paradise...

 

The number of foreigners establishing themselves in Portugal during a few months or the all year is continuously increasing. Climate, safety, peacefulness and cost of life are the main factors that lead many people to buy a property in Cascais, Lisbon or Algarve. These factors allow these immigrants to enjoy an increased purchasing power and quality of life, than the one they would benefit from in their own countries, with their retirement income.

 

Fiscal Benefits

 

The fiscal benefits offered in Portugal with the non-habitual resident condition, stress even more this attracting power of the country. This special condition allows the tax exemption for retirement incomes received by new fiscal residents. In practice, with this legal frame, a retired imigrant in Portugal, isn't taxed during 10 years.


Other benefits

 

The high quality infrastructures, makes travelling to and inside the country increasingly easy. With competitive flying tarifs, Portugal is one of most desired world destinies.

 

The health system is well distributed throughout the contry, with modern and well equipped units, working with the major world insurance internacional companies. World Health Report considered the portuguese health system at 12th in world ranking by World Health Organization (OMS). English language is also well mastered by the majority of doctors and nurses, allowing for easy communication.

 

With one of richest and most diversified gastronomies in the world, wonderful beaches and a big cultural diversity, reflected in its monuments and cities, this country is also known by its diverse geography, fauna and flora, making of Portugal the Europe's Paradise.

 

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If you dream about making a good use of your retirement in Europe, in a quiet and safe country, with good weather and quality of life, definitely, the best option is to move in to Portugal.

Portuguese law allows to welcome retired citizens from all around the world who wish to live in Portugal, as long as they have enough income. Furthermore, they will benefit from exclusive tax exemption.

Fiscal advantages for retired people living in Portugal

Since 2013, foreigner people with the non-habitual resident status pay less 20% of the Income tax and the retired ones have the total tax exemption for 10 years. To be accepted in this program you have to live in Portugal at least 6 months a year with no profitable activity, rent an apartment in Portugal and you should not have lived in Portugal for the previous 5 years. Definitely, 10 years of tax exception is really suggesting to any retired person who wants to live or invest in Portugal.

Brazilian retired people also benefit from the Double Taxation agreement between Portugal and Brazil. Therefore, Brazilian won’t pay taxes in Brazil because their fiscal address is in Portugal and, simultaneously, they will not pay taxes in Portugal because they have the benefit of tax exemption.

Since 2013, foreigner people with the non-habitual resident status pay less 20% of the Income tax and the retired ones have the total tax exemption for 10 years. To be accepted in this program you have to live in Portugal at least 6 months a year with no profitable activity, rent an apartment in Portugal and you should not have lived in Portugal for the previous 5 years. Definitely, 10 years of tax exception is really suggesting to any retired person who wants to live or invest in Portugal.

Brazilian retired people also benefit from the Double Taxation agreement between Portugal and Brazil. Therefore, Brazilian won’t pay taxes in Brazil because their fiscal address is in Portugal and, simultaneously, they will not pay taxes in Portugal because they have the benefit of tax exemption.

Portugal for the retired people: more reasons to move in

  • Quality Public health care service;   
  • Real Estate properties are less expensive when compared to Brazil and other European Union countries;
  • Efficient Public transport;     
  • You can travel easily to all the other countries in Europe. 

Do you think you are fully prepared to this new journey? Do you want to invest and move in to Portugal? In Housy Portugal Real Estate & Investments you will have all the fiscal support you need, as well as all the documents you may need and the information about the extra benefits you will have.

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