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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