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Double Taxation Agreements

Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) is an agreement between two or more countries for the avoidance of double taxation.

DTAs of Portugal: 67 Signed Agreements

Portugal signed DTAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions (for agreements which came into force after 1 January 2013 the date of coming into force is given in brackets):

 Algeria
 Austria
 Belgium
 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 Cape Verde
 Chile
 China
 Cuba
 Cyprus (Aug 2013)
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Greece
 Guinea-Bissau
 Hong Kong
 Hungary
 Iceland
 India
 Indonesia
 Ireland
 Israel
 Italy
 Japan (Jul 2013)
 Korea, Republic of
 Kuwait (Dec 2013)
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Macau
 Malta
 Mexico
 Moldova, Republic of
 Morocco
 Mozambique
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Pakistan
 Panama
 Peru (Apr 2014)
 Poland
 Qatar (Apr 2014)
 Romania
 Russian Federation
 Singapore
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Tunisia
 Turkey
 Ukraine
 United Arab Emirates
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Uruguay
 Venezuela

There are also several agreements between Portugal and other jurisdictions which were signed but haven't yet come into force (for agreements signed after after 1 January 2013 of signing the agreement is given in brackets):

 Barbados
 Colombia
 Georgia
 San Marino

Information Exchange

There are 3 ways for jusrisdictions to exchange information on tax matters:

  • spontaneously;
  • on request;
  • automatically.

Spontaneous exchange of information is provision of information that is forseeably relevant to another party without a request being previously sent.

Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) enable exchange of information on request relating to a specific tax investigation, either criminal or civil.

Automatic information exchange allows jurisdictions to exchange information automatically, without having a specific tax investigation.

Exchange on Request: 16 Signed Agreements

Portugal signed TIEAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions (for agreements which came into force after 1 January 2013 the date of coming into force is given in brackets):

 Andorra
 Bermuda
 Cayman Islands
 Gibraltar
 Isle of Man
 Jersey
 Saint Lucia
 Turks and Caicos Islands

There are also several agreements between Portugal and other jurisdictions which was signed but haven't yet come into force (for agreements signed after 1 January 2013 of signing the agreement is given in brackets):

 Anguilla
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Belize
 British Virgin Islands
 Dominica
 Guernsey
 Liberia
 Saint Kitts and Nevis

Automatic Exchange: Starts in September 2017

Portugal signed the automatic information exchange agreement on 29 October 2014 and committed to start the automatic information exchange in September 2017.

Automatic Excnange: 58 Bilateral Agreements to Receive Information

Portugal has signed bilateral agreements with 58 jurisdictions to automatically receive information:

 Andorra
 Argentina
 Australia
 Austria
 Belgium
 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 China
 Colombia
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Faroe Islands
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Gibraltar
 Greece
 Greenland
 Guernsey
 Hungary
 Iceland
 India
 Ireland
 Isle of Man
 Italy
 Japan
 Jersey
 Korea, Republic of
 Latvia
 Liechtenstein
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Malaysia
 Malta
 Mauritius
 Mexico
 Monaco
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 San Marino
 Seychelles
 Singapore
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 United Kingdom
 Uruguay

Automatic Excnange: 70 Bilateral Agreements to Send Information

Portugal has signed bilateral agreements with 70 jurisdictions to automatically send information:

 Andorra
 Anguilla
 Argentina
 Australia
 Austria
 Belgium
 Belize
 Bermuda
 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
 Brazil
 British Virgin Islands
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 Cayman Islands
 China
 Colombia
 Costa Rica
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Faroe Islands
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Gibraltar
 Greece
 Greenland
 Guernsey
 Hungary
 Iceland
 India
 Indonesia
 Ireland
 Isle of Man
 Italy
 Japan
 Jersey
 Korea, Republic of
 Latvia
 Liechtenstein
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Malaysia
 Malta
 Mauritius
 Mexico
 Monaco
 Montserrat
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
 Samoa
 San Marino
 Seychelles
 Singapore
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Turks and Caicos Islands
 United Kingdom
 Uruguay

Further Information

FATCA

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which became law in the United States in March 2010, focuses on reporting made by foreign financial institutions about financial accounts held by US taxpayers or foreign entities in which US taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. The FATCA-reporting is facilitated by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs).

FATCA Status in Portugal
IGA in effect since 06 August 2015, Model 1

Portugal has FATCA agreement with the U.S. in effect since 06 August 2015 (Intergovernmental Agreement Model 1). Financial institutions operating in Portugal are required to identify U.S. taxpayers by January 1, 2017 and to report the information for 2017 and the subsequent years. The agreement is reciprocal: Portuguese financial accounts hold in U.S. financial institutions will be reported to Portuguese authorities.

Further Information