How to invest in Portugal

The information set out below is merely indicative, having been organized with the strict purpose to offer generic guidelines, without any purpose of comprehensiveness, not replacing, in any case, consulting with the relevant authorities or requesting professional advice within the matters scoped herein.

Employment Stimulation 

Financial support given to the employers who fulfil certain requirements, who conclude fixed term employment contracts for a 6 month period or more, full time or part time, with unemployed registered in the employment services, with the obligation of providing professional training to the hired employees.

Employment Incentive

Financial support given to the employers who conclude employment contracts, which fulfils certain requirements, correspondent to 1% of the employee’s monthly salary. 

The "Employment Incentive” will be in force between the 1st October 2013 and the 30th September 2015.

Equality of gender

Financial support given to the employers who enter into an employment contract with employees registered in the employment services, of the under-represented gender in a certain profession, which consists in the insurance of the support given under the “Employment Stimulation” measure.

Reduction or exemption  of contributions

Attribution of the benefit of Social Security contribution payment’s  reduction or exemption given to employers who fulfil certain requirements and hire (i) youngsters in search of a first job, (ii) a long-term unemployed or,  (iii) person who is under custody in an open regime.

For further information, please consult https://www.iefp.pt/en/apoios-a-contratacao

SIFIDE II

Why?

Support of R&D expenses incurred with new or improved products, processes, programs or equipment which are deemed substantial improvements rather than a direct result of the current existing techniques.

What?

Corporate income tax deduction of up to 82.5% of the investment in R&D in relation to the part not subject to financial contribution by the State (through non-refundable funding) carried out in the tax periods from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2020.

Who?

Tax businesses based or established in Portugal. 

For further information, please consult http://sifide.adi.pt

RFAI – Tax scheme for investment support

Why?

Tax benefit that allows the companies to deduct (to their taxable profit) part of the investment made in non-current assets (tangible and intangible).

What?

Corporate income tax deduction of up to 25% of the eligible investment amount.

Exemption or reduction of real estate tax (up to 10 years), real estate transfer tax and stamp duty in respect of eligible buildings.

DLRR – Deduction for retained and reinvested earnings

Why?

Tax deduction of retained earnings that are reinvested in eligible applications.

What?

Corporate income tax deduction of up to 10% of retained earnings that are reinvested (reinvestment limited to EUR 5,000,000.00 per tax year) within two years from the end of the respective tax period. The deduction is limited to 25% of the corporate income tax due.

Who?

Taxpayers based or established in Portugal

Contractual tax benefits for productive Investment

What?

Contractual tax benefits up to 10 years from the project’s completion for investment projects whose relevant applications’ amount is equal to or greater than € 3,000,000.00.

Type of benefit

Corporate income tax deduction of up to 25% of the eligible investment amount;

Exemption or reduction of real estate tax during the contract in respect of buildings used on the investment project;

Exemption or reduction of real estate transfer tax in respect of buildings’ acquisitions  included in the investment plan and carried out during the investment period;

Stamp duty exemption in respect of all acts or contracts necessary for the implementation of the investment project.

Madeira International Business Center (MIBC)

Why?

Reduced corporate income tax rate applicable the taxable profit deriving from transactions performed with Portuguese non-resident companies and/or with other MIBC resident companies

What?

Reduced corporate income tax rate of 5%;

No withholding tax on royalties, services or interest paid to third parties;

Exemption from stamp duty, real estate transfer tax and real estate tax

Who?

Taxpayers licensed to operate within MIBC (specific investment requirements must be met).

For further information click here.

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You can still opt for the telephone service, through the Migrant Support Line, app My CNAIM or by e-mail

Migrant Support Line

808 257 257 (landline)
21 810 61 91 (mobile and abroad)
 

National Support Centres for the Integration of Migrants (CNAIM)

CNAIM Lisboa

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Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
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E-mail: cnaim.lisboa@acm.gov.pt
From Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm

CNAIM Norte
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Edifício Capitólio
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Tel: 22 207 38 10
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CNAIM Algarve
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Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
8000-151 Faro
Tel: 808 257 257 | 21 810 61 91 (Migrant Support Line)
E-mail: cnaim.algarve@acm.gov.pt
From Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 5 pm

PO ISE:
fundos.portugal2020@acm.gov.pt

FAMI:
fundos.comunitarios@acm.gov.pt

COVID-19 vaccination: online platform for registration of foreign citizens without a SNS (National Health Service) user number

Information cards on COVID-19 vaccination:

. Arabic (ar)
. English (en)
. French (fr)
. Hindi (hi)
. Mandarin (zh)
. Nepalese (ne)
. Portuguese (pt)
. Romanian (ro)
. Russian (ro)
. Spanish (es)
. Thai (th)
. Ukrainian (uk)

If you have a SNS (National Health Service) user number, please self-schedule your appointment

If you need support with registration and/or self-scheduling, or if you are facing constraints in the process, you can contact us by e-mail: covid19@acm.gov.pt

More information about the COVID-19 vaccination

Lockdown Easing Plan: Schedule and Rules

Lockdown Easing FAQ's

Doctors of the World Portugal' Guide on COVID-19:

. Arabic (ar)
. Bengali (bn)
. English (en)
. Finnish (fi)
. French (fr)
. Fula (ff)
. German (de)
. Hebrew (he)
. Hindi (hi)
. Italian (it)
. Japanese (ja)
. Mandarin (zh)
. Mandinga (man)
. Nepali (ne)
. Netherlands (nl)
. Polish (pl)
. Portuguese (pt)
. Romanian (ro)
. Russian (ru)
. Spanish (es)
. Swedish (sv)
. Tigrinya (ti)
. Turkish (tr)
. Ukrainian (uk)
. Urdu (ur)

IOM’s information leaflet on COVID-19, in more than 30 languages.

IOM's three documents about COVID-19 for migrants, in several languages.

The information presented is purely indicative, with the main purpose  to provide general guidance without exempt, at any case, the consultation with the competent authorities and the use of professional advice regarding the addressed themes

Migrant Support Line

This hotline is working from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. Get more information here.

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