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Many Britons have discovered that the Algarve is a fantastic place to retire. It is not just about sun, sea and golf. Portugal has actively encouraged new arrivals by offering extremely favourable...

IMI, the local assessment on real estate, is a municipal tax levied on the rateable value (VPT) of a property situated within each municipality. Immovable properties are classified as rural, urban...

Changes to the UK domicile regime have unexpectedly been put on hold in the lead up to the snap General Election in June. Other reforms also got the axe, though it is likely to be temporary.

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On April 6, many new regulations for QROPS came into effect. These changes were made to make the taxation of foreign pensions more in line with UK pensions. Any QROPS not registered as being...

We all want our assets to increase in value, but how much tax will you have to pay on the gain when you come to sell your property or investments? Your capital gains tax liabilities in Portugal...

As a resident foreigner, you may receive letters from the Tax Office (Autoridade Tributária). Just as happens with many Portuguese citizens, you will be baffled by the encrypted content, written...

It is now simpler to recover debts through the attachment of cross-border bank accounts. In cross-border proceedings of civil and commercial nature, debtors’ bank accounts in another European...

There are thousands of investment funds available to invest in. Besides the traditional ones that invest in equities, bonds and real assets, you may have seen funds advertised that sound more...

You may have put a lot of thought into your financial planning to make sure you have enough for the retirement you want in the Algarve. Have you given the same attention to your estate planning?...

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