NON-HABITUAL RESIDENTS - Tax Advantages
Tax regime (tributary) which gives some tax advantages to persons applying for tax residency in Portugal by granting a period of tax exemption (for a specific income) over a period of 10 years. The purpose of this special regime is to attract qualified non-resident professionals in activities with high intellectual or added value, know-how or industrial, as well as beneficiaries of pensions obtained abroad.
This statute may apply to citizens who become tax residents in Portugal who were not considered residents in Portuguese territory within 5 years prior to the year of application. This applies to both foreign citizens and Portuguese citizens living abroad and wishing to return to Portugal.
To be considered a tax resident in Portugal you will need to stay more than 183 days in Portugal or have a house that proves you intend to keep and occupy it as your usual residence.