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As an expat myself, I have been keeping a close eye on the news relating to the British people’s decision to seek an exit from the EU. Our newspapers are filled to the brim, day in and day out,...

Portugal’s finance minister Mário Centeno has announced his proposed budget for 2017. The key reform that could affect expatriates living here is the introduction of a “wealth tax” on property....

In a year’s time, the Portuguese tax authority will have started receiving information on its taxpayers’ offshore assets and income, under the new global automatic exchange of information regime....

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1. Foreign nationals who make contributions to Social Security:
In general terms, foreign nationals who make contributions to Social Security, and...

All British expatriates need to understand how the UK Statutory Residence test applies to them. You may be living in Portugal, but if you are a recent arrival, or if you continue to spend time in...

The Euro was the biggest loser this week giving up almost 2% against the pound and 1.5% against the US Dollar. The majority of this move followed the European Central Bank meeting press conference...

On October 21, DBRS (Canadian rating agency) publishes its decision on whether it will maintain its BBB rating to Portugal. DBRS is the only rating agency, on a world scale, underpinning Portugal’...

Over the years, Portugal’s Labour Code and, more specifically, the legal framework regulating temporary employment have been subject to significant legislative modifications.

The main...

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What about foreign nationals who don’t have permanent residence authorisation or a residence permit or a work visa?

These foreign nationals may access...

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