Portugal is one of the very best countries in Europe for efficient tax planning. There are no inheritance, gift or wealth taxes, while there are attractive opportunities for a number of income streams to qualify for reductions and even exemptions in tax.
The Golden Visa Programme is a residence permit for investment activity designed exclusively for investors from non-EU countries.
Applicants need to meet one of the investment requirements for five years:
Purchase of property costing more than €500,000 or €350,000 for properties older than 30 years or in urban regeneration areas for renovation.
Transfer investment funds of €1,000,000 or €500,000 to capitalise small or medium sized companies or €350,000 for research activities or €250,000 for artistic/cultural activities
Create a minimum of 10 salaried jobs in Portugal
Five-year permit to live and work in Portugal and visa-free travel to the 26 Schengen countries of Europe
Residency for dependent family members
Permanent residence attainable after five years and eligibility for Portuguese citizenship after six years
Low minimum stay requirements of 7 days first year and 14 days thereafter
Access to all public services such as health and education
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Portugal is ...
...voted Nº 1 destination in the world by the world tourism awards
...ranked the 5th most peaceful nation on earth by the Global peace index
...placed 12th best globally for healthcare by the World Health Organisation
...ranked 17th for the most number of world heritage sites by Unesco
...a magnet for foreign investment