Being registered for VAT in Portugal is a legal requirement for foreign companies that perform operations for which they are liable for VAT in Portugal, which are:
Failing to register for VAT is punished heavily by the Portuguese tax administration and prevents you from obtaining VAT refund.
Furthermore, please do note that European partners (suppliers, purveyors, clients, marketplaces…) will systematically refuse to work with foreign companies that have not met the obligation to register for VAT in Portugal due to how fiscally risky it is for them.
Companies established within the European Union are exempted from appointing a tax representative in Portugal. However, companies established in the EU who have the obligation to register for VAT in Portugal still have the possibility to appoint a tax agent. Said tax agent will manage on the company’s behalf all their VAT-related obligations in Portugal: obtaining a VAT number, filing VAT declarations, submitting VAT refund claims, etc…
Intra-community VAT is a complex subject, constantly evolving. It requires an extremely detailed expertise. Mistakes can lead to drastic financial consequences: tax inspections, loosing eligibility for VAT refund, exemptions being called off, having to pay additional taxes, having to pay interests of late payment, etc…
For such reasons, appointing a tax agent specialised in Portuguese VAT is essential in order to secure operations liable for VAT in Portugal.
In the very particular field of intracommunity VAT, appointing a tax agent in Portugal is important.
By choosing ASD Group, you will receive the support of a team of tax experts in intra-community VAT. They will back you up day to day and help secure your activity.
Choosing ASD Group also means choosing a reliable partner, working with the Portuguese tax administration for over 20 years. We will be the guarantor of your business in Portugal and of your reputation with the Portuguese tax services.
ASD Group is also a network of branches located in 25 countries within and outside the European Union.
The transformation and digitalisation of tax are becoming more widespread.
So as to be at the forefront of these digital tax issues, ASD has invested in developing platforms for online services, which make managing requirements and exchanges between taxpayers and the tax office much easier.