It is imperative to have the Portuguese taxpayer identification number (“NIF”) if you intend to carry out a transaction subject to registration in Portugal, or the purchase of insurance, purchase or rental of real estate (except rental of tourist accommodation).

Unless they are EU residents, to obtain such a number, individuals or companies must, under applicable law, appoint a resident fiscal representative.

IBC acts as the tax representative in Portugal for both non-resident individuals and companies, assisting with compliance with Portuguese tax regulations.

Portugal Accountancy and Tax Compliance:

  • Whether you are a resident or non-resident, have income from Portugal which is not subject to withholding tax, you must file an annual income tax return.

  • As a rule, Portuguese business entities must keep accounts according to the rules and file several periodic tax returns.

Control of Tax Authority Notices:

  • If you are already resident in the EU and do not require a local tax representative, if you consent, we will take over the handling of notifications sent to you by the Tax Authority.


  • This is a service that includes receiving, sending and explaining the content of notifications from your Portuguese Tax Authority and providing any assistance you may require in relation to those notifications.

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