The Portuguese Government, through SEAF Order no. 450/2020.XXI, has again extended the VAT exemption applicable to domestic supplies and intra-Community acquisitions of goods necessary to combat COVID-19 established in Article 2 of Law no. 13/2020, of 7 May, amended by Law no. 43/2020, of 18 August, now from 31 October 2020 to 30 April 2021.
New extraordinary measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were approved by Decree Law 99/2020, of 22 November, including the deferment of the VAT payment for the third quarter of 2020 and the social contributions for November and December 2020.
The personal income tax legislation allows credits to be applied against the tax payable by individuals who make investments either directly or through a legal entity (e.g. through the formation of companies, capital increases, etc.).
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.