Latest Treaty Updates: Portugal


Treaty Update: Portugal - Saint Kitts and Nevis

16/2/2017

Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the TIEA signed with Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 2, 2017.


Treaty Update: Finland - Portugal

16/11/2016

Portugal and Finland signed a DTA on November 7.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Andorra

3/10/2016

Portugal's Council of Ministers on September 22, 2016, approved the DTA with Andorra.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Various

3/8/2016

On July 18, 2016, Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTAs signed with Oman and Saudi Arabia.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Senegal

16/3/2016

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Portugal and Senegal will enter into force on March 20, 2016.


Treaty Update: Andorra - Portugal

1/10/2015

Andorra and Portugal signed a DTA on September 27, 2015.


Treaty Update: Oman - Portugal

9/7/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Oman on July 2, 2015, ratified the DTA signed with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Portugal

4/6/2015

Bahrain and Portugal signed a DTA on May 26, 2015.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Saudi Arabia

17/4/2015

Portugal and Saudi Arabia signed a DTA on April 8, 2015.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Georgia

13/3/2015

Portugal published Decree 24 of 2015 in its Official Gazette on March 5, 2015, ratifying the DTA signed with Georgia.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Colombia

5/2/2015

The DTA between Portugal and Colombia came into force on January 30, 2015, and will be effective from January 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Croatia

19/1/2015

The DTA with Croatia has been ratified by Decree 6/2015 signed by the Portuguese President on January 5, 2015.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Various

18/11/2014

Portugal ratified its DTAs with Barbados, Ethiopia, San Marino, and Senegal on November 6, 2014.


Treaty Update: Senegal - Portugal

17/6/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Senegal and Portugal signed a DTA during two days of meetings concluding on June 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Peru

14/4/2014

The DTA between Portugal and Peru entered into force on April 12, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Portugal

28/11/2013

The DTA Protocol signed between Singapore and Portugal will enter into force on December 26, 2013, Singapore's Ministry of Finance has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Cyprus - Portugal

14/11/2013

The DTA signed between Cyprus and Portugal will become effective from January 1, 2014, following the entry into force of the agreement on August 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Montenegro - Portugal

22/10/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Montenegro and Portugal have concluded a first round towards the negotiation of a double tax agreement.


Treaty Update: Croatia - Portugal

9/10/2013

Croatia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the signing of a DTA with Portugal on October 4, 2013.


Treaty Update: Cyprus - Portugal

12/9/2013

The DTA between Cyprus and Portugal entered into force on August 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Croatia - Portugal

4/9/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the Government of Croatia on August 29, 2013, approved the signing of a DTA with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Japan

21/8/2013

Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures with respect to the DTA the nation signed with Japan, publishing a Notice in its Official Gazette on August 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Georgia - Portugal

14/8/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Georgia's parliament on July 27, 2013, approved a law to ratify the DTA the nation signed with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Cyprus - Portugal

6/8/2013

The DTA signed between Cyprus and Portugal will enter into force on August 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Singapore

24/7/2013

On July 11, 2013, Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA Protocol the nation signed with Singapore, publishing Resolution 96/2013.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Cyprus

8/7/2013

Portugal on July 1, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA the nation signed with Cyprus on May 3, 2013, publishing Resolution no. 72/2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

2/7/2013

Japan on June 28, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed on December 19, 2011, with Portugal, allowing for the agreement to enter into immediate force. The agreement will be effective in Japan from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: India - Portugal

2/7/2013

India's Cabinet on June 16, 2013, approved an amendment to the nation's DTA with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Switzerland

1/7/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA Protocol signed with Switzerlnad on June 20, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Portugal

29/5/2013

Ethiopia and Portugal signed a DTA on May 25, 2013, the Ethiopian Government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Peru - Portugal

1/5/2013

The DTA signed between Peru and Portugal was sent to Peruvian Congress on April 19, 2013, for its approval, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Georgia

3/1/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Portugal and Georgia signed a DTA on December 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Luxembourg

19/12/2012

The Protocol to the Portugal-Luxembourg DTA, signed on September 7, 2010, will become effective on January 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Andorra - Portugal

27/11/2012

The government of Andorra announced on November 17, 2012, that it has agreed to commence negotiations towards a comprehensive double tax agreement with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Peru - Portugal

22/11/2012

Peru and Portugal signed a DTA on November 19, 2012.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Cyprus

22/11/2012

According to the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal and Cyprus signed a DTA on November 19, 2012.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Portugal

9/11/2012

The Swiss government endorsed a Protocol to the nation's DTA with Portugal on November 7, 2012, and forwarded the agreement to the nation's parliament for its approval.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Uruguay

27/9/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Portugal and Uruguay on November 30, 2009, entered into force on September 13, 2012.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Various

15/8/2012

According to Portugal's Official Gazette, the DTAs signed between Portugal and East Timor, and Portugal and Panama were ratified on August 9, 2012.


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Portugal

10/7/2012

Ecuador and Portugal on June 27, 2012, concluded the first round of negotiations towards a DTA, the Ecuadorian government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Luxembourg

28/6/2012

According to notice no. 65/2012, published by the Portuguese government on June 20, 2012, two protocols amending the Portugal-Luxembourg DTA entered into force on May 18, 2012.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Portugal

28/6/2012

The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has announced that Switzerland and Portugal signed a protocol revising their existing DTA on June 25, 2012.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Norway

12/6/2012

According to the Norwegian government, the DTA between Portugal and Norway, signed on March 10, 2011, will enter into force on June 15, 2012.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Hong Kong

7/6/2012

The Hong Kong tax authority has confirmed the entry into force on June 4, 2012, of the DTA signed between Portugal and Hong Kong. The agreement will be effective on Hong Kong income from April 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Portugal

30/5/2012

Singapore's Inland Revenue Authority announced that Singapore and Portugal signed a Protocol on May 28, 2012, to add information exchange provisions to their existing DTA.


Treaty Update: Uruguay - Portugal

17/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on May 2, 2012, Uruguay's parliament approved a law ratifying the pending DTA signed between Portugal and Uruguay.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Various

19/4/2012

Between April 13, 2012, and April 17, 2012, Portugal's legislative assembly ratified a total of eight DTA, agreements with: Qatar, signed on December 12, 2011; Japan, signed on December 19, 2011; Hong Kong, signed on March 22, 2011; Panama, signed on August 27, 2010; the United Arab Emirates, signed on January 17, 2012; Colombia, signed on August 30, 2010; Luxembourg (protocol) on September 7, 2010; and Norway, signed on March 10, 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Various

5/3/2012

DTAs between Portugal and the following nations were ratified by the Portuguese parliament on February 28, 2012: Colombia; the United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; Japan; Luxembourg; Norway; Panama; and Qatar.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Panama

18/1/2012

Portugal's Council of Ministers approved a draft resolution on January 12, 2012, endorsing the DTA between Portugal and Panama.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Portugal

11/1/2012

According to a January 9 announcement by the Manx government, the TIEA between the Isle of Man and Portugal will enter into force on January 18, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

21/12/2011

According to Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a DTA between Japan and Portugal was signed on December 19, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Portugal

16/12/2011

According to the Portuguese Ministry of Finance, a DTA between Qatar and Portugal was signed on December 12, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

13/12/2011

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on December 12 that an agreement in principle has been reached by negotiators on a DTA between Japan and Portugal.


Treaty Update: Timor-Leste - Portugal

13/10/2011

According to preliminary media reports, a DTA was signed between East Timor and Portugal on September 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Portugal

8/9/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the government of Bahrain has approved the signing of a DTA with Portugal.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Portugal

31/8/2011

The Swiss Federal Council has announced that Switzerland and Portugal have initialled a Protocol revising the existing DTA between the two countries to incorporate provisions for the exchange of tax information on request.


Treaty Update: Norway - Portugal

8/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Norway ratified its DTA with Portugal on June 16, 2011. The DTA was signed on March 10, 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Japan

23/6/2011

According to a Portuguese Finance Ministry release, dated June 20, 2011, Portugal and Japan have concluded negotiations on a DTA. The government hopes to sign an agreement by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Vietnam

23/6/2011

According to a Portuguese Finance Ministry release, dated June 20, 2011, the negotiations on a DTA have been concluded. The government hopes to sign the agreement by the end of the year.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Guinea-Bissau

23/6/2011

According to a Portuguese Finance Ministry release, dated June 20, 2011, the Guinea-Bisseau National Assembly has completed its ratification of the DTA, meaning it can enter into force. The treaty was signed on October 17, 2008.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Anguilla

23/6/2011

According to a Portuguese Finance Ministry release, dated June 17, 2011, a TIEA with Anguilla has been signed. The TIEA is based on the OECD model, and provides for the exchange of information about the movement of funds, along with ownership of companies, foundations, trusts or other such vehicles.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Gabon

22/6/2011

The Protocol incorporates the OECD standard on the exchange of tax information into the existing DTA. The original DTA was signed on July 24, 2008.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Senegal

22/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry announced on June 7 that negotiations had commenced.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Gabon

22/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry said on June 14, 2011 that negotiations had begun. The government hopes to conclude the talks by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

22/6/2011

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, negotiations were held from June 20-21, 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Peru

22/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry said on June 16, 2011 that negotiations had begun. The government hopes to conclude the talks by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Peru

22/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry said on June 16, 2011 that negotiations had begun. The government hopes to conclude the talks by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

22/6/2011

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, negotiations were held from June 20-21, 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Gabon

20/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry said on June 14, 2011 that negotiations had begun. The government hopes to conclude the talks by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Peru

20/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry said on June 16, 2011 that negotiations had begun. The government hopes to conclude the talks by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Senegal

13/6/2011

The Portuguese Finance Ministry announced on June 7 that negotiations had commenced.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Senegal

13/6/2011

The Portugues Finance Ministry announced on June 7 that negotiations had commenced.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Hong Kong

27/5/2011

The DTA determines the allocation of taxing rights between Hong Kong and Portugal and the relief on tax rates on different types of passive income. Withholding tax rate on dividends received from Portugal is 10%, except in the case of a beneficial owner being a company (other than a partnership) holding directly at least 10% of the capital of the paying company. Portugese withholding tax on interest is capped at 10%, and Portuguese withholding tax on royalties is capped at 5%. Hong Kong airlines operating flights to Portugal will be taxed at Hong Kong's corporation tax rate, which is lower than that of Portugal; and profits from international shipping transport earned by Hong Kong residents that arise in Portugal, which are currently subject to tax there, will not be taxed. It also incorporates the OECD standard on the exchange of tax information.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Uruguay

27/5/2011

Ratified by Portugal


Treaty Update: Portugal - Mozambique

25/5/2011

The agreement provides for the exchange of information to the OECD standard.




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