The Government, through Decree-Law n.º 44/2022, of July 8, approved the following measures on the option to apply for electronic communications when interacting with the Tax and Customs Authority (TCA).
Listed companies should aim to have at least 40% of non-executive director positions filled by members of the under-represented sex, or 33% of all director positions, including executive directors. The deal also sets out guidelines for selection processes.
With this regime’s entry into force, companies must implement new mechanisms towards the prevention of risks of corruption and related infringements. Companies have one year to finalize the full adaptation of their compliance programs or endow their organization with all the necessary means to implement, review and control an effective system for preventing cases of corruption or face the regulatory penalty regime (with fines for companies that may reach 44,891.81 euros) that is drawing nearer.
By Order 7048/2022, of 27 May, issued by the Portuguese Tax Authorities’ General Director, it was published the new list of taxpayers whose tax situation should be followed by the Unit of Large Taxpayers ("Unidade dos Grandes Contribuintes"), and therefore are covered by the Large Taxpayers obligations as of the day of entrance in force of the referred Order (3 June 2022).