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Taxes in Portugal

Guide to taxes in Portugal


What taxes in Portugal apply to expats? This guide to Portuguese taxes includes VAT in Portugal, Portuguese tax rates, Portuguese tax calculators and an overview of the Portuguese tax system.

Opening a bank account in Portugal

Opening a bank account in Portugal


This guide highlights the types of banks in Portugal and explains how to open a bank account in Portugal so that you may send money from and to Portugal securely.

Retire in Portugal

A guide on how to retire in Portugal as an expat


Learn how to comfortably retire in Portugal as an expat; this guide explains who can retire to Portugal, transfer a pension and qualify for Portugal's retirement tax and residency law.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

How to send money from the US

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

A guide to Portuguese banks for foreigners


Expats who are planning to stay in the country are advised to register with one of the international banks in Portugal. To get you started, here's a list of banks and information on the banking system.

The NIF number, Portugal

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To reside in the country you'll need an NIF number. Discover what this is and what you'll need it for, in this handy guide to NIF Portugal.

Portuguese corporate tax rate

Self-employment, freelance and corporate tax in Portugal


Setting up shop as a freelancer in Portugal may require following alternative corporate tax rules and regulations to that of your home country. Follow the advice in this article to ensure you know the current Portuguese corporate tax rate and can fill in your return correctly.

Portugal income tax

Portuguese income tax: Filing a Portuguese tax return as an expat


Find out who has to pay Portuguese income tax, including what tax rates and deductions apply when filing a Portuguese tax return as an expat.

portugal inheritance tax

A guide to Portuguese inheritance law, tax and writing a will


Don't leave your assets to fate; this guide explains Portuguese inheritance law and inheritance tax in Portugal to help expats draw up a will in Portugal.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

Pension Portugal

Pensions in Portugal: How to get a Portuguese pension


Find out if you can get a pension in Portugal and the conditions for claiming a Portuguese pension. Here is an overview of Portugal's pension system.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Pension planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond considers some of the issues and wider choices affecting expats in planning for their retirement abroad.

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