WHAT IS THE PORTUGUESE NON-HABITUAL TAX RESIDENCE REGIME?
Among the tax advantages associated with this regime is the possibility of a more favourable tax rate of income from work (20%) and exemption, under certain conditions, from paying in Portugal taxes related of income from abroad (e.g. pensions). In the latter case, however, most of the income from capital gains and some capital income are excluded from the exemption.
These advantages are granted for a period of 10 years, non-renewable, and benefit only citizens who have professions considered by the law as having added value, such as the professions associated with cultural activities, engineering, medicine, new technologies and management.
In order to benefit from this regime, it is necessary to reside in Portugal 183 days a year, to have a tax residence here and to register as such until March 31 of the following year.
This regime was created in Portugal in 2009 and was amended in 2012.