The date by which the intermediaries (e.g. lawyers), subject to the obligation of the contractual secrecy or legal professional privilege, must notify taxpayers to comply with the obligation to report to the Tax Authority ("AT"), on cross-border tax planning arrangements implemented between 25 June 2018 and 30 June 2020, has been postponed from 1 December 2020 to 15 January 2021.
On November 13, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados or CNPD) issued guidelines on the processing of health data regulated under Decree no. 8/2020, dated November 8, in particular, on the processing of health data carried out within the scope of (i) body temperature measurements in controlling access to workplaces, services or public institutions, education and commercial establishments, cultural or sports spaces, means of transport, residential buildings, healthcare establishments, prison establishments or centers of education and (ii) the performance of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to the data subjects listed in the aforementioned decree.
The Portuguese Government approved, through Order of SEAF no. 437/2020.XXII and Circular letter no. 30227/2020, of 10 November, new deadlines extensions for the fulfillment of several tax obligations that we summarize in the table below and that can be complied without the application of any penalties.
It analyzes the current state of the legal systems in these regions by taking a comparative look at the Anglo-Saxon regimes.
Following the declaration of state of emergency, decreed on November 6, 2020, the Decree No. 8/2020, of November 8, was published in the Official Gazette, regulating the implementation of the state of emergency declared by the President:
In the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in debt held by both consumers and companies. Over the coming years, we expect to see a large number of debt and distressed asset deals. In this viewpoint, Garrigues provides in this documentan analysis of the debt market situation and trends in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, where there is a clear move toward greater sophistication in these deals.
The obligation to mention the single document code (ATCUD) on all invoices and other tax relevant documents was postponed from 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2022, set forth in article 7 (3) of Decree-Law no. 28/2019 of 15 February, through Order no. 412/2020-XXII of the Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, taking into consideration the efforts that taxpayers have to make in adapting the necessary means for processing those documents to these new rules, especially in the existing pandemic context.
The date regarding taxpayers not established but registered for VAT in Portugal must start using certified invoicing software by the Tax Authority (“AT”) has been postponed from 1 January to 1 July 2021.
In the current situation, obtaining finance can be key for many startups, both to cover cash needs and to be able to implement new growth projects. Therefore, it is essential to identify the public or private aid which is available to entrepreneurs. In this case, we analyze the public aid that can be found in Portugal.