Non Habitual Residency (NHR)

It was introduced in 2009 to attract individuals and their families to Portugal. It enables the individual becoming a tax resident in Portugal to avail of very favourable income tax advantages over a maximum 10 year period. The Non Habitual Residency has two income tax benefits, either you may be:

Tax 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.

Flat tax rate of 20%

Professional individuals from high value-added activities, of which a list is enclosed to the applicable regulation, are eligible to apply for a flat income tax rate of 20%, when practicing this activity in Portugal.

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Portugal Non-Habitual Residency Tax Regime Guide

Want to know more? Read the definitive guide to the Non-Habitual Residency tax regime – the fiscal exemption initiative created by the Portuguese administration to attract foreign investors, highly skilled professionals and retirees.

Learn how to apply for the non-habitual residency tax regime in Portugal and how to avail of very favourable income tax benefits over a maximum 10 year period.

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Can I apply for a non-habitual resident status?

Are you moving to Portugal? Check your tax advantage here.

Do you have Portuguese nationality?

Have you been a tax resident in Portugal in the previous 5 years?

Have you lived in Portugal for at least 183 days per tax year?

Do you have an income through pension, dividend, royalties and/or interests?

Are you a professional individual to perform a high value-added activity whilst in Portugal?

Unfortunely, you are not NHR eligible for the Status