Non-Habitual Resident in Portugal (NHR)

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Introduction to NHR

The Portuguese Non-Habitual Resident program boosts Portugal to become the best retirement haven in Europe. It is also quickly becoming a hotspot for the French, British, German and Scandinavian professionals looking to benefit from the reduced taxes and tax-free pensions that the program offers.
It focuses on two sets of people: Retirees that are receiving pensions from overseas and Professionals that are either employed or self-employed, that are willing to receive their income completely tax-free for 10 consecutive years and help the Portuguese economy.

Advantages of NHR Status in Portugal

No tax of private pensions

If you’re a retiree, you can enjoy your retirement completely tax-free for 10 consecutive years.

10 years with 20% tax on IRS

If you’re an active Architect, Engineer, Medical Doctor or have another high-value profession, and choose to work in Portugal, you’ll receive a fixed 20% taxation on IRS for the period of 10 consecutive years.

Absence of Double taxation

There will be no Portuguese taxation on foreign income, either pension, dependent work or independent work, on top of the taxation applied by the country of origin.

Life in Portugal

You get to live in one of the most peaceful countries in the world and the Best European Destination since 2015.
A country where the sun shines for three quarters of the year, with great beaches, mountains and golden plains. As well as vibrant cities and plenty of history to revisit.

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How to Qualify for NHR



To request your Non-Habitual Resident status you must have not been considered a resident in Portugal for the last 5 years.

Register in Local Tax Office

Register in Local Tax Office

Register at the local tax office as a tax resident in Portugal. To do so you must have remained in Portugal for more than 183 consecutive, or non-consecutive days, or possess a home in such conditions that can lead to the assumption that is intended to be kept and occupied as your habitual residence.

Request Enrolment as Non-Habitual Resident

Request Enrolment as Non-Habitual Resident

As soon as you’re registered at the tax office as a tax resident, you’ll receive your Portuguese taxpayer card. After the card is emitted, you’ll be able to apply to the Non-Habitual Resident program.

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