Madeira: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
Taxation of Foreign Employees of Offshore Operations
This section refers to the taxation of foreign employees of the various types of offshore entity; see Domestic Personal Taxation for the general principles of individual taxation in Madeira, which also apply to the resident employees of non-resident entities.
There is in fact no distinction between the employees of resident or non-resident operations. It is a question of individual status; residents and non-residents are treated differently of course. Most types of compensation and benefit paid to employees are taxable; there are no special privileges or exemptions for expatriate workers, except that the officers and crew of ships registered under the Madeiran Shipping Registry are exempt from income and social security taxes.