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Portugal Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

According to the International Monetary Fund, Portugal has the 38th highest GDP per capita in the world (2021 estimate) – an improvement of 8 places since 2013. Portugal is ranked as 38rd on the UN's Human Development Index (a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life).

Portugal was one of the original members of the Eurozone, having switched from the escudo to the euro (€) on its creation in 1999. The Portuguese republic consists of continental Portugal and two autonomous regions in the Atlantic - Madeira and the Azores. Madeira is a tax-privileged economic area with a free trade zone. More »


Portugal Knowledge Base

Portugal: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Portugal - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Portugal Executive Summary »
Portugal Geography »
Portugal History, Population, Language and Culture »

Portugal: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Portugal, providing options to suit different business needs.
Portugal Madeiran Holding Companies »
Portugal Comparison with Danish Holding Companies »

Portugal: Tax-Efficient Sectors
These pages examine tax-efficient sectors in Portugal, in order to identify which business forms have available tax incentives.
Portugal Madeira Free Trade Zone »
Portugal Fiscal Advantages of the Free Trade Zone »
Portugal Special Corporate Income Tax Regimes »
Portugal Research & Development Allowances »

Portugal: Domestic Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting individuals and companies in Portugal.
Portugal Domestic Corporate Taxation »
Portugal Corporate Income Tax on Dividend Income Received »
Portugal Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Shares »
Portugal Withholding Taxes on Incoming Dividends »
Portugal Withholding Taxes on Outgoing Dividends »
Portugal Individual Non-Resident Taxation »

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

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