With the state budget 2017 a new “wealth tax” in the form of an additional tax on higher-value properties, called AIMI (Adicional Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis) has been created, replacing the existing Stamp Duty (Imposto de Selo) which used to be charged on residential properties or building plots with a fiscal value (VPT – Valor Patrimonial Tributável) above 1,000,000€. Continue reading
Although Decree Law no. 80/2017 from the 30th of June primarily refers to tourist accommodation establishments, it also introduces some changes and updates to the AL legislation. Continue reading
As described in my blog post CGT in Portugal, the sale of a property may cause CGT liabilities when, in simple terms, the sales price (valor de realização) is higher than the purchase price (valor de aquisição).
Owners of AL properties have been caught by surprise when they heard about potential CGT liabilities associated to the business activity of renting out their property to holidaymakers (CAE 55201 and 55204). Continue reading
According to the 2017 Global Peace Index, the world has become a slightly safer place in the last year and Portugal has leaped to third in the list, making it the second safest country in Europe.
This is another great news for all people living, investing or thinking about investing in Portugal. Continue reading
According to the figures released by Eurostat, dwellings in Portugal increased in value by an average of 7.4% during the year 2016, making it the country in the Euro Zone with the highest increase, above the Euro Zone average of 4.1% and Spain (4.3%). Continue reading
Moving to another country can provide you with plenty to do, people to meet and places to explore. This beautiful land with a friendly and diverse culture easily welcomes newcomers to the area. Knowing what is in the area, as well as how to make your move easier can put you in the best position to get more out of your move. Continue reading
Further to my blog post published on the 13th of November 2014, entitled Alojamento Local (AL) – Local Lodging, the government increased the tax for this business activity through the State Budget Law for 2017.
Since this year, 35% (previously 15%) of the invoiced income (turnover) will be considered profit and therefore taxed under the simplified regime (regime simplificado). The remaining 65% (previously 85%) are therefore considered costs.
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is one of the major matters of interest when it comes to deciding where to buy a property, so it might be worthwhile knowing how it is calculated in Portugal.
If you have bought your property after the 31st of December 1988 and sell it with a gain, this gain will be taxed in two different ways, depending if your are resident or non-resident in Portugal. Properties purchased before 1989 are exempt from CGT. In any case, even if the property is sold without a gain or exempt from CGT, a tax declaration must be filed. Continue reading
According to the Portuguese Real Estate Agency Association APEMIP, French nationals bought more property in Portugal than the British or Chinese during the first three months of this year. Continue reading