Portugal Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Accounting Firm Portugal


BridgeWest provides accounting services in Portugal through our affiliates in Lisbon. Our main areas of expertise include the following:

Accountancy & Book keeping in Portugal
-    Maintaining your Portuguese Company’s accounts
-    Reviewing Accounts;
-    Filing of accounts with the Tax Authorities in Portugal
-    Payroll Administration;
-    VAT Registration in Portugal and VAT Filings.

Establishment of a Business in Portugal
Company Formation in Portugal and related services: opening of bank accounts, providing a registered office, initial advice regarding best company type to be incorporated in Portugal, shareholder structure etc.

Advice Related to the taxation of Individuals and Corporate Entities
Our Portuguese accountants are able to review your request and provide an integrated and efficient solution regarding taxation in the country.

Payroll Support in Portugal
Our service includes: processing payrolls for Portuguese employees, Completion of statutory forms, including year end returns, to issue to your employees and submit to the National Revenue Agency, review and monitoring of staff costs. Our Portuguese accountants complete assistance related to payroll in Portugal.

BridgeWest offers company formation in Portugal, including virtual office and other related services.

Articles on Accounting in Portugal

Paying Taxes in Portugal

  1. What is the corporate tax in Portugal? A company registered in Portugal is subject to a standard corporate tax rate of 25% if the income is over 12,500 EUR and 12.5% for less. For an income that exceeds 10 million euros, the corporate tax rate is higher with 5%. 2. What is the V ...

VAT in Portugal

1. What is the VAT rate in Portugal? The standard Value Added Tax rate in Portugal is 23%, with some exceptions of 13% for restaurant services and 6% for some goods and services, mainly foodstuff. Medical and banking services are exempt from VAT. If the annual turnover of a Portuguese company is les ...

Portuguese Accountant

Portuguese accountants fall under the authority of the Commission of Accounting Standards, the body that regulates accounting standards and issues procedures on the basis of international standards. An accountant in Portugal must prepare financial statements that are in accordance with the National ...

Meet us in Lisbon

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Lisbon, Portugal. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Portugal.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Portugal.