Basic tax rundown for full-time translators working from home in Portugal (?)
Thread poster: ROCHA-ROBINSON

ROCHA-ROBINSON  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 08:47
Portuguese to English
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Sep 18, 2017

Translation - Home Office - Portugal

Can anyone give me a basic idea of how taxation works in Portugal for someone working full-time from a home office?
Any deductions for working from a home office, and if so, how is this calculated?
Very grateful indeed for any responsesicon_smile.gif

Cheers

Steve


 

Inga Petkelyte  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 10:47
Lithuanian to Portuguese
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Taxation: simplified vs. organized Sep 19, 2017

Hi Steve,

Deductions depend on the taxation regime: organized (bookkeeping done by a chartered accountant) or simpliifed (you do your bookkeeping yourself):

"Quando os trabalhadores independentes abrem atividade, são registados por defeito no regime simplificado de tributação, mas podem optar pela contabilidade organizada – que passa a ser obrigatória, quando os rendimentos anuais líquidos forem superior a 200 mil euros.

Na hora de preencher a declaração de IRS, existem algumas diferenças entre os dois regimes de tributação. No caso da contabilidade organizada, os contribuintes podem apresentar despesas alusivas ao exercício da atividade e o rendimento líquido é apurado pela dedução dos encargos aos proveitos. No entanto, a declaração de IRS tem de ser assinada por um contabilista certificado e inscrito na ordem de contabilistas certificados (OCC).

Caso se trate de um trabalhador independente, que esteja inserido no regime de tributação simplificado, há mais de dois anos, terá de pagar imposto sobre 75% dos rendimentos brutos obtidos. Os restantes 25% são considerados como encargos inerentes à atividade. Por este motivo, não terá de entregar despesas profissionais."


 

Birta Hrafnhildardottir  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:47
Member (2017)
English to Icelandic
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Freelancer Nov 18, 2017

Hi Steve,

You are allowed to earn up to 10 thousand euros a year without paying taxes. You just have to make a recibo verde online for each job done. If you surpass that, I believe you pay 25%.

You can find all the information online in your Portal das Finanças area when you log in. They have PDFs in English, explaining how taxation in Portugal works.


 


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