How To Become A Non Habitual Resident In Portugal

Non Habitual Residency Portugal,Tax scheme Portugal,NHR

The Non habitual Residency (referred to frequently as the NHR) is a Portuguese tax status. It was introduced in 2009 to attract individuals and their families to Portugal.

What is NHR / Non Habitual Residency? How to become a Non Habitual Resident in Portugal

The Non habitual Residency (referred to frequently as the NHR) is a Portuguese tax status. It was introduced in 2009 to attract individuals and their families to Portugal. It enables the individual becoming a tax resident in Portugal to get great tax advantages. The tax advantages are granted case by case, for a period of 10 years.

Income Tax Benefits for Non Habitual Residents in Portugal

The Non Habitual Residency has two tax benefits, either you may be:

  • NHR Non Habitual Residency 20% flat tax scheme PortugalTax exempt
    Any individual that receives a qualifying non-resident income (such as a pension, dividend, royalty and interest income) can apply for a tax free NHR status. 

Or you may have a:

  • Flat tax rate of 20% NHR Non Habitual Residency no tax scheme Portugal
    Professional individuals from high value-added activities, of which a list is enclosed to the applicable regulation, are eligible 
    to apply for a flat tax rate of 20%, when practicing this activity in Portugal.  


Requirements

  • You have not been a Portuguese Tax Resident in the previous 5 years

  • You will live in Portugal for a minimum of 183 days per tax year (counted from January 1st to December 31st)

How to apply for Non Habitual Residency in Portugal?

When you are buying a property in Portugal, the lawyer that you use for the property purchase, can also do the NHR application for you. Check the table below to see if you might be eligible for the NHR status:
 

Non Habitual Residency Portugal - Algarve Property Specialists 

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