How do I become a Portuguese tax resident?

Two of the most common criteria for becoming a Portuguese tax resident are:

  1. Stay in Portugal for at least 183 days, consecutively or non-consecutively, within a 12-month period
  2. Have accommodation that you intend to occupy as your habitual residence.

For most people, your tax residency in Portugal begins when you update your Portugal NIF with a Portuguese address. 

For those moving to Portugal on the D7 or D8 (Digital Nomad visa), you can update your address with Finan├žas after your SEF appointment when you receive your temporary residence card.

Source: Personal income tax (IRS) in Portugal

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