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Old Sep 24th 2017, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by Diddion View Post
Our decision to live in Portugal was largely due to the wonderful people, reasonable cost of living, and weather, enhanced by the challenge of learning a new culture and language, and we did not actually discover about the tax system until after having made that decision (it was part of our 'due diligence' process). I think the only sensible thing to do is to work out one's figures on the basis of NHR not existing at all, with anything else becoming a bonus.


I think the whole NHR situation is over-hyped . Back to the newspaper article it refered to increased applications at a rate of 10 a day. Assuming a normal working week that is only about 2,500 a year . Earlier there were fewer applications so probably over the life of the legislation maybe 20,000 people with NHR status - in an EU population of 300 million that is hardly a figure that will shatter the economy of countries such as Holland, Sweden , France and UK. Probably not achieved benefits the Portuguese government imaged when they introduced it back in 2009 so now just better to "move on" and have good relations with the rest of the EU.

Do you think Madonna will apply ??
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I think you mean "capital" rather than "capitol" and the accusation is another of your flights of fancy.

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Did they?

Was that a formal complaint to the Commission?
Oh Pleeeezeee Eric... Get over yerself...

My SIL is Finnish. It was reported in her local paper after one of the directors of a 'huge Finnish company' (and no I don't know which) said on TV that she was moving to Portugal with her family to avoid paying tax in Finland. Caused a huge political row....and complaints to both Portugal and Brussels.
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Do you think Madonna will apply ??
I bet she will At least her accountants will insist on it. But for her it will be surely the Golden Visa?. she is American and therefore not eligible for NHR..

Michael Fassbender on the other hand would be able to apply
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Old Sep 25th 2017, 9:15 am
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Oh Pleeeezeee Eric... Get over yerself...

My SIL is Finnish. It was reported in her local paper after one of the directors of a 'huge Finnish company' (and no I don't know which) said on TV that she was moving to Portugal with her family to avoid paying tax in Finland. Caused a huge political row....and complaints to both Portugal and Brussels.
Yes, I'm aware of most of that (although paradoxically I think that in that particular case the controversy was over avoidance of inheritance tax, which is a separate issue).

What I'm not aware of, though, is complaints specifically to Brussels or to the EU. Normally such a thing would be registered and would lead to an investigation and a response but, to the best of my knowledge, there has been nothing of that nature reported.

In fact, all the sources I've come across seem to agree that Portugal isn't breaking any EU regulations, which would make any formal complaint procedure pointless.
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she is American and therefore not eligible for NHR..
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Is joining Afpop still wise to do???
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Is joining Afpop still wise to do???
If yoy want the super deal on Allianz medical insurance yes .
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Is joining Afpop still wise to do???
Yes if you live in the Algarve as you discounts for many services and medical insurance. The medical insurance discount alone covers the AFPOP membership fees.
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Is that also the case if not in the Algarve?
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Is that also the case if not in the Algarve?
yes although the administration and the Afpop activities take place in the Algarve
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Is that also the case if not in the Algarve?
As I live in the north I get no discounts and only benefit from the Allianz Medical. I need to keep my AFPOP membership as Allianz is the only medical insurance that allows one to stay a member after reaching the age of 70.

This medical insurance is tailored for AFPOP members only.
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Old Sep 25th 2017, 9:38 pm
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she is American and therefore not eligible for NHR..
This confuses me too.

I don't think NHR was an EU thing. Thought it was a PT thing open to people from anywhere.
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Originally Posted by AliceCaroline View Post
This confuses me too.

I don't think NHR was an EU thing. Thought it was a PT thing open to people from anywhere.
It is
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Old Sep 25th 2017, 9:55 pm
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Perhaps there's a definition of "not eligible" which we're overlooking?
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