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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Portugal

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Portuguese.
- Public Holidays: Total of 13 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Lisbon
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: €822.50 per month (2023, no hourly rate specified).

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 14.5% to 48%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 23%, Corporate tax 21%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 23.75%.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 11%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Up to 180 days.
- Paid Holiday: 22 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice varies, typically 15-60 days.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (Serviço Nacional de Saúde covers basic healthcare).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Health insurance, meal vouchers.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: EU Blue Card; requires a university degree and a job offer with a salary at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 60 days.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.