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NHR 2023: What are the changes and is it too late to register?

Full briefing on the current status of the NHR programme.

When: Tuesday 17th October, 11am

Where: Zoom


At this event we will answer questions people may have about the future of the NHR programme in Portugal following the announcement on Monday 2nd October, by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa principally on the Budget for 2024, spoke about his government’s intention not to allow the Non-Habitual Tax Residence (NHR) status to continue into 2024.

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EDGE International Lawyers is an international law firm with extensive expertise in assisting international clients with their matters in Portugal, blending both traditional and innovative perspectives to provide 360º solutions.


The firm’s expertise covers a wide variety of areas, with particular emphasis on tax, residency and property investments, offering a complete range of legal solutions for all our clients. All our lawyers are fully conversant in several languages, and our objective is to establish a benchmark for quality of service and professionalism.

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6 November 2017; António Costa, Prime Minister, Government of Portugal, at Venture Summit Content during Web Summit 2017 at Convento De Beato in Lisbon. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Web Summit via Sportsfile



Further to the announcement regarding the Non Habitual Tax Residency Programme last week referred to in our NHR 2023 Briefing 1, and the publication of the Draft Budget for 2024 on 10th October, we can now update you further. Read the full article for details.

Key Updates

NHR Announcement

NHR Announcement

On the evening of Monday 2nd October, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa during a TV interview, principally on the Budget for 2024, spoke about his government’s intention not to allow the Non-Habitual Tax Residence (NHR) status to continue into 2024. However,...

The Portuguese Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) Status

The Portuguese Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) status enables those who become tax resident in Portugal, and are accepted as NHR, the opportunity to receive qualifying income tax free both in Portugal and in the country of source of the income.

The NHR regime represents a major step forward in making Portugal a tax-free jurisdiction for individuals in receipt of qualifying non-resident income.

Qualifying income includes pension, dividend, royalty and interest income. Plus, professional income from high value-added activities, which benefit from a special flat tax rate of 20%.

The sole requirement to benefit from this preferential treatment is to become a Portuguese tax resident, not having been a tax resident in Portugal in the previous five years. This status is granted for 10 years.

Updates on Brexit

Due to the high level of demand and to ensure an efficient response time, a specific team has been constituted by EDGE, to provide support services for British nationals throughout the Brexit process. Each team member is bilingual and has participated in UK events with Brexit as a central theme.

There is currently a great deal of uncertainty, with the real possibility of the UK leaving the EU on January 2020, without a deal. However, the Portuguese authorities have been very supportive in their efforts to offer reassurance to British nationals, namely with the Law Proposal number 187/XIII and the consequent approval of Law number 27-A/2019, and EDGE is uniquely positioned to offer the most up to date, accurate and comprehensive advice and we will ensure that we will support clients and provide guidance to British nationals throughout the process.

Find out more about how Brexit may effect British nationals living in Portugal here.

The Portuguese Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) Key Benefits

Protect and grow your overseas wealth in a tax efficient/tax free white listed jurisdiction.

Earn income on your overseas wealth tax free or at a preferential rate of tax.

Dispose of your overseas assets tax efficiently or using tax exemptions.

Pass on your wealth without inheritance or gift taxes – including to you children and/or spouse.

Enjoy your retirement without tax on your overseas pension.

Pay a flat rate of tax of 20% on salary received in Portugal in the exercise of a High Added Value Activity.

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