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What is the Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident (NHR) Program?

Updated on September 21, 2020

The Portuguese tax system provides incentives for expats, startups, investors, and R&D, which makes it one of the most attractive countries for setting up innovative and disruptive businesses. 

According to the Portuguese tax authority, the non-habitual tax resident program aims to attract new residents to invest and live in Portugal, and offers the following advantages:

  • A flat income tax rate of 20% for ten consecutive years
  • Tax exemption on rental, investment income and capital gains from abroad
  • Tax exemption on pensions obtained from abroad

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