Company Formation in Portugal
Individuals in “high-value professions” can benefit from highly attractive tax benefits in Portugal, such as a cap of 20% income tax on income sourced in Portugal and 0% sourced from elsewhere. These high-value professions include IT, CEOs of any business, artists, engineers, authors, journalists and many others. Portugal’s new generation is forward-thinking and embracive of new technology. The country is home to numerous “Startup Hubs”, and the government has programs in place to “co-invest” with private investors in worthwhile startups. If you incorporate your company in Madeira, you might qualify to pay 0 per cent corporate tax.
Registered Address in Portugal
Mail Forwarding in Lisbon (Must Take Registered Address Add-On)
Virtual Office, Trading Address in Lisbon & Telephone (Must Take Registered Address & Mail Forwarding Add-Ons)
Shareholder : Portuguese Tax ID For Non-EU Shareholders
Additional Share Holder - Portuguese Tax ID For Non-EU Shareholders
Portugal Company One-Stop-Shop
We provide everything you need to form a company in Portugal, including Bank Introduction, VAT Application, UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Owner), Notary And Registry Fees, etc.
Depending on the add-ons you choose, we will have your Portugal-based company ready for you in approximately 20 days.
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Our team of company formation experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly incorporate your Portugal-based company.
Our Portugal company formation package provides you with all you need to run a company in Portugal. We also offer add-ons such as a physical registered address, Mail Forwarding in Lisbon, etc.
- Favourable tax benefits for many common professions
- Supportive of startups
- “Madeira Free Trade Zone” provides a highly attractive tax regime
- Easygoing regulatory environment
- Comfortable lifestyle
Portugal has weathered numerous storms over the centuries, and its people and government have shown themselves to be resilient regardless of international pressures. Portugal has a highly attractive tax regime in place for foreign individuals called the “Non-Habitual Tax Residency” program, or NHR. Some of the benefits of this regime include zero taxation on worldwide income sourced from outside Portugal and only 20 per cent for income sourced within. This is in addition to other tax benefits.
Part of our Portugal company formation service is to register your company for VAT.
We will introduce you to a local bank with competitive fees to incorporate your business in Portugal.
If you choose this add-on, we will give you a physical registered address in Portugal.
Mail Forwarding in Lisbon
For those who sign up for the registered address, we also offer a virtual office, mail-forwarding in Lisbon and telephone service so you can operate 100 per cent as a local, even though you might be working remotely.
How it Works
Check the product out in your shopping cart
Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your Portugal company formation process.
Answer some questions
We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly set up your new company in Portugal.
Sit back and relax
Let us do the work to set up your Portuguese company. This will include a really quick and easy identity check where you’ll need your ID or passport to hand.
Reap the benefits!
Once your company has been formed, you can officially start doing business in Portugal!
See What Our Customers Say
Took the complexity out of it.
“I live in Portugal and found starting a company here to be quite difficult. Thankfully, Start My Business took all the complexity out of it. ”
All the help I needed
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Answered my questions
“I wasn’t sure which type of company to form in Portugal and Start My Business was right there for me with all the answers I needed. ”
Here are some common questions about company formations in Portugal.
What types of companies can be formed in Portugal?
- Public Company (S.A.)
- Private Limited Company (Lda)
How many directors does a Portuguese Limited Company (Lda) require?
How many shareholders does a Portugal Public Company (S.A.) company have to have?
At least five.
How much capital is required to start a Portuguese company?
Public companies (S.A.) require a minimum share capital of €50,000. The accounting and auditing requirements for these companies are quite strict.
Ldas used to have a minimum share capital requirement of €5,000 but this is now only €1. There are no restrictions on the number of foreign shareholders and directors these companies can have, and personal liability is limited to the amount invested.
Do I need a bank account in Portugal to open a business there?
Yes. We will introduce you to one of our partner banks to do this.