Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world and the safest country in the European Union
Jul 1, 2020 General
This is according to the latest 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI), by the Institute for Economics & Peace, which compiles the 'ranking' of the world’s safest countries. Portugal’s Ministry of Home Affairs has said it is happy with the results. Portugal is the third safest country in the world to live and work according to the Global Peace Index. Portugal appears in third position, after Iceland and New Zealand. In 2014, Portugal ranked eighteenth on the Index, having climbed to third position in 2019.
Changes to the NHR in 2020
Jan 20, 2020 Legislation
Exemption will remain for those who already have it but new applicants will have a minimum tax. The government is now looking to make slight changes to these benefits. The idea is to keep the benefits for those that already have it and there will be reductions on new applications.
How to pay your Portuguese taxes from abroad
May 1, 2020 Legislation
Paying your Portuguese taxes from abroad could never have been easier and you don’t need a Portuguese bank account to do it. The taxes included are IMI (rates), car taxes etc. It is now possible to pay your Portuguese taxes from abroad! If you are abroad or when you live in a foreign country, you have two options to pay your taxes: Direct debit or Bank transfer. Make sure you pay them in time as it is not possible to pay overdue taxes.
ALGARVE, was chosen by Forbes Magazine as the best place to live after Covid -19
Apr 2, 2020 General
Living And Retiring Overseas Post The Coronavirus—Three Top Options: The article from Forbes Magazine online tells their readers where will be the best 3 places in the world once the Coronavirus pandemic is behind us. And guess what, our beautiful ALGARVE is on Nº1! read further
Lagoa Municipality prolongs state of alert until the end of April
Mar 23, 2020 General
In the municipality of Lagoa, municipal departments, equipment will continue to be closed, and all cultural and sporting events will be canceled, including the celebrations of the 25th of April. The extension until April 30, 2020 of the alert state, foreseen in the Contingency Plan in force, was decided in a meeting of the municipal operational group - GOM- this Monday, March 23. At the same time that the period of time for contingency measures is extended, in Lagoa, means and response strategies are being organized according to the forecasts of the evolution of the pandemic COVID-19.