• Portugal launches international public tender for the design-build and operation of a desalination plant in the Algarve

    Águas do Algarve has launched a public tender for the design, construction and operation of the Seawater Desalination System in the Algarve region. The base price of the procedure is 90 million euros.
  • Portugal: Municipal surtax rates applicable to 2023 taxable income

    The Portuguese Tax Authority disclosed already the municipal surcharge rates to be applied in 2023 fiscal year by Corporate Income Tax taxpayers.
  • Portugal: PTA has decided that Advance Pricing Agreements are the suitable mechanism to determine the transfer pricing method and the arm's lengh pricing, under intragroup service agreements

    The Portuguese Tax Authorities (PTA) decided, in the context of a Binding Information Request (PIV) –Case no. 22442–, that this is not the appropriated approach for determining the transfer pricing method nor the arm’s length pricing between related parties under an intragroup service agreement. Instead, PTA considered that entering into an Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) is the suitable mechanism for these cases.
  • Portugal: minimum monthly wage is increased to € 850.00 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

    The increase will be effective as from January 1st, 2024, onwards.
  • Portugal: New amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment Measure

    The amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment Measure are intended to enabling it to contribute to a real increase of employees' salaries, establishing minimum thresholds for the base salary to be paid to employees, and also adjusting the Measure to the current reality of the labor market.
  • Portugal: The average construction value per square meter is maintained for 2024

    This value of 532 euros applies to all urban properties whose Model 1 forms are delivered since 1 January 2024.
  • Annual Salary Bonus approved for bachelors and masters working in Portugal

    The Salary Bonus has an annual value of between 697 euro (years for bachelor's degree) and 1,500 euro (years for master's degree) and will be paid to those who have these academic degrees and for the number of years equivalent to the ones needed to complete them.
  • Portugal launches international public tender for the first phase of the Lisbon to Oporto High-Speed Railway Line

    The Government of Portugal has authorized the opening of a public tender for the concession. This project, part of the National Railway Plan and the National Investment Program 2030, aims to promote decarbonization and improve the capacity of national railway channels. The concession contract has a duration of 30 years.
  • Portugal has approved the Voluntary Carbon Market regime

    We analyse the new Voluntary Carbon Market regime and the rules for its functioning in 10 questions.
  • Portugal: Approval of the urban pressure coefficient regarding the extraordinary contribution on local accommodation

    It was approved the urban pressure coefficient for the purpose of the assessment of the extraordinary contribution on local accommodation.