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Madeira Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Madeira Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Madeira is well located off the EU and Africa

Madeira is a small group of islands 1,000 km from Portugal and the African coast; 314 sq km accommodates around 268,000 people (March 2011) and many more tourists in season due to good scenery and a sub-tropical climate. The capital Funchal has an international airport well connected to European cities. The time zone is GMT. Madeira is part of Portugal and the EU; the language is Portuguese, although some English is spoken. The legal system is based on the civil code.

The Madeiran government has a good degree of autonomy from Portugal, but most legislation is Portuguese, including tax legislation. The economy is based on tourism, fishing, farming and financial services. As a peripheral and poorer region of the EU, there is considerable EU funding to support development, which can assist inward investment. The currency is the Euro. More »


Madeira Knowledge Base

Madeira: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Madeira - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Madeira Executive Summary »
Madeira Geography »
Madeira Population, Language and Culture »
Madeira Relationship with the EU »
Madeira Government »
Madeira Economy and Currency »
Madeira Entry and Residence »
Madeira Business Environment »
Madeira Import of Foreign Capital »
Madeira Investments by Foreigners »
Madeira Free Trade Zone »

Madeira: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Madeira, providing options to suit different business needs.
Madeira Company Introduction »
Madeira Private Limited Liability Company »
Madeira Stock Corporation »
Madeira Holding Company »
Madeira Trusts »

Madeira: Offshore Business Sectors
The key sectors of Madeira's offshore economy.
Madeira Offshore Business Introduction »
Madeira Financial Holding and Investment »
Madeira Trade, Marketing and Distribution »
Madeira Banking »
Madeira Trust Management »
Madeira Ship Management and Maritime Operations »

Madeira: E-Commerce
A description of how e-commerce operations are enabled in Madeira, and how the offshore tax regime can best be utilised for e-commerce.
Madeira E-Commerce Introduction »
Madeira Internet Service Providers »
Madeira Offshore Activities »

Madeira: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Madeira and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Madeira Offshore Introduction »
Madeira Forms of Offshore Operation »
Madeira Tax Treatment of Offshore Operations »
Madeira Taxation of Foreign Employees of Offshore Operations »
Madeira Exchange Controls »
Madeira Offshore Operations »
Madeira Employment and Residence »

Madeira: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Madeira.
Madeira Table of Statutes »
Madeira Trust Law »
Madeira Tax Reform Act 2000 »

Madeira: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Madeira.
Madeira Regulatory Environment »
Madeira Work Permits »

Madeira: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Madeira.
Madeira Scope of Income Tax »
Madeira Income Tax Rates »
Madeira Calculation of Taxable Base »
Madeira Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax »
Madeira Withholding Tax »

Madeira: Personal Taxation
An overview of applicable taxes for individuals in Madeira.
Madeira Residence and Liability for Taxation »
Madeira Income Tax »
Madeira Social Security Tax »
Madeira Stamp Duty »
Madeira Municipal Property Tax »
Madeira Value Added Tax »

Madeira: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Madeira has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Madeira Tax Treaty Introduction »
Madeira Table of Treaty Rates »
Madeira Other International Treaties »

Madeira: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Madeira.
Map of Madeira »