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THE EXPAT FIRM

We help expats make their life in Portugal a success

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"If there was a 4.9 stars option I'd still give them 5"
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ON A MISSION TO ENSURE YOUR NEW LIFE IN PORTUGAL IS A SUCCESS

Moving to Portugal can be anamazingdecision or govery wrong.
Not only is the nature ofcross-border issuesmore complex, but also different cultures mean different rules. In Portugal,time moves differently. Authorities have wide powers, andwho you know and your attitudematter.

That's why you need a firm thathas your back.

FRESH PORTUGALis thelargest expat legal advisory in Portugal. We helpthousandsof expat families and our mission is simple: to make your Portugalfeel like home.

Our services includetax, immigration, investments, corporate, and estate planning. Most importantly, we guide you through a new culture into your new life.

People move for a better life. We make it happen.

WHAT DO WE DO?

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TaxHelp you pay as little tax as humanly and legally possible
and defeat any changes to tax laws and benefit schemes
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ImmigrationHelp you move smoothly and without friction, making sure your immigration route also optimizes taxation
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Real estateHelp you buy a home to live, a holiday home or otherwise invest in Property the right way, maxing out on tax benefits and avoiding legal trouble
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BusinessHelp you structure and run a business in Portugal, achieving the most efficient tax structure
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Estate planningMaking sure your assets will go to the people you love
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Next step planning (leaving Portugal)Sometimes you need to leave. This could be due to family needing help back home, tax benefits (NHR) running out or other reasons. We help you leave without leaving a mess - with your tax, property and other legal issues

TESTIMONIALS

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If there was a 4.9 stars option I'd still give them 5
If there was a 4.9 stars option I'd still give them 5. We had a short consultation meeting over Zoom regarding our tax planning \ immigration process. Zeev was super knowledgeable and helpful, the meeting started exactly on time and he was clear, informative, creative, and also a very pleasant person to talk to. This company, and Zeev in particular, will be my "go to" place for anything related to tax planning and annual returns going forward. There's nothing negative I can say about their service even if I scratch my head hard and try to dig up something
Nachum
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I’m looking forward to working with Zeev and his team in the future
Zeev was very knowledgeable and explained the optimal approach I should take with my taxes in Portugal. He cleared up some questions that I was unable to have answered previously. I’m looking forward to working with Zeev and his team in the future
David Monsees
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EXPERTS IN PORTUGAL

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ZEEV FISHER
LAWYER (PORTUGAL, ENGLAND & WALES, IRELAND, ISRAEL)
Zeev is admitted as a lawyer in Portugal, the UK, Ireland and Israel. He has been a partner of the US offices of FRESH and has 2 decades of cross-border experience with complex matters, handling tax and intellectual property matters. He is also an active angel investor and a mentor in accelerators in Cambridge and Lisbon. His legal practice focuses on cross border aspects of ambitious international businesses.
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PEDRO ABREU
ADVOGADO (PORTUGAL & BRAZIL)
Pedro is a specialized lawyer with a master's degree in tax law and with an accumulated experience of 6 years between works in Portugal and Brazil. In addition to his refined knowledge in the tax area, Pedro's previous experience in the public sector gives him a unique view of the legal aspects of taxation. Pedro's work at Fresh will be directly focused on the development and structuring of tax consulting strategies and administrative and tax litigation
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REBECCA CASTRO
ADVOGADA (PORTUGAL AND BRAZIL)
With over 7 years of experience spanning work in the United States, India, Brazil and Portugal, Rebecca adds a further international dimension to Fresh. She focuses her practice on contentious proceedings versus the authorities, including civil and criminal tax proceedings
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HENRIQUE FARIA
ADVOGADO (PORTUGAL & BRAZIL)
Based in Lisbon, Henrique's practice focuses on digital nomad, tax planning and crypto! He has a sound experience as international taxation lawyer for over 15 years working for renowned law firms like DLA PIPER and multinational companies such as BASF and SHELL. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley Law, USA. Henrique also brings to the Fresh team his tax expertise acquired in his last work cycle in Portugal within the web3 and crypto community
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DANIEL RUSSO
LAWYER (PORTUGAL)
Daniel is a Portuguese lawyer with 15 years of experience, spanning a number of practice areas - real estate, corporate law, estate planning and litigation. Daniel worked in multiple Portuguese law firms and also in-house for many years. He is the head of the real estate department but also supports other departments. He is also a master swimmer and a national vice-champion in the 50, 100 and 200 meters Backstroke (2023)
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MANUELLA SENA
IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST
Manuella is an experienced lawyer (qualified in Brazil) and an immigration advisor in Portugal. She created and led the immigration department of a reputable law firm before moving to Fresh to set up our immigration department. Her advice is coordinated with the tax experts at Fresh with the purpose of supporting our clients in their move in a manner that respects their need for a move that works for them financially.
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AMANDA SCHÜTZ
ADVOGADA
Amanda is our new addition to the immigration department. She is a qualified lawyer, licensed in both Portugal and Brazil, with expertise in handling various visa applications, including D7, D8, and EOI. Her experience extends to assisting clients with citizenship or naturalization applications, as well as filing petitions or complaints with government agencies. Additionally, she is well-versed in representing clients in immigration-related legal actions
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JAMES BAKER
CPA (U.S.)
Since leaving a large tax firm, James Baker has established himself as one of the leading CPAs working with expats. His practice assists hundreds of American expats and digital nomads. James works seamlessly as a part of the FRESH Team to support expats with their U.S. consulting and filing needs
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BIANCA RUSSO
LEGAL SECRETARY
Throughout Bianca's legal career in Brazil she has gained experience in litigation, corporate and civil law. Currently, living and working in Portugal for over 2 years, she became a very committed paralegal with strong and solid experience in dealing with Portugal's bureaucracies being fully capable to assist FRESH Team's and clients with many different legal aspects
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RAQUEL SIMÕES
SENIOR ADVISOR
With a higher education in Law and Business from two renowned Portuguese universities, Raquel is a senior advisor at Fresh Portugal and soon to be a Portuguese-qualified lawyer. She has several years of experience with Private Clients with a focus on tax planning and compliance, having begun her career at Ernst & Young (EY) and proceeded to work with some of the most reputable tax law firms in Portugal. She also brings to the Fresh team her expertise in tax filing and handling complex practical matters with the Tax Authorities

EXPERTS IN SPAIN

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MARILO PARDO
TAX LAWYER (SPAIN)
An experienced Spanish tax lawyer, with a BIG4 background. Currently, advisor to Fresh and focusing on international taxation.
Member of the Digital Transformation Committee of the Barcelona Bar Association.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR at the University of Barcelona (Personal Income Tax, Corporate income Tax and VAT) as well at the Barcelona Bar Association (Customs and Duties)
Languages: Spanish, English, French

FREE RESOURCES

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PORTUGAL TAX BOT

Quality tax advice requires spending time understanding a person's individual situation. We created Joana for two reasons:
1. We wanted everyone to be able to understand not just the basics of the NHR regime but also how it applies to them;

2. Since Joana collects a lot of valuable information, she saves us time and makes paid consultations with us more efficient.

Joana is not meant to replace a human tax attorney, but she is a very helpful member to our team and a great way to start
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PORTUGAL NHR CALCULATOR

We designed a special service for filing tax returns under the NHR. Try our tax calculator now to estimate your 2023 taxes
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BLOG

Being aware in tax sphere is very important nowadays. For this reason we have created blog where you can find posts with a lot of useful information
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FACEBOOK GROUP

Place where you can read useful information, share experience and ask a question to people aware of tax sphere
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VIDEOS

Our youtube channel with useful videos on tax topics

FROM THE BLOG

2023 Tax Season Summary - from the Founder of FRESH PORTUGAL

We wanted to write a few words to summarise the 2023 tax season.
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Ultimate Guide for Moving to Portugal - Which VISA Should You Choose?

Portugal, known for its sunny weather, charming lifestyle, security, and great hospitality, has evolved into an attractive destination not only for retirees but also for young professionals and families. This guide covers all the visa types available for those considering making Portugal their new home.
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The Full Guide to Getting a Portuguese Passport

Obtaining a Portuguese passport, which is ranked as the 4th strongest in Europe and offers visa-free access to 191 countries, is relatively straightforward through various pathways such as descent, naturalization, marriage, or residency. The process involves determining eligibility, gathering necessary documentation, and submitting an application either physically or online.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

NEED MORE ANSWERS?
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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR TAX PLANNING?

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WHAT ARE NHR AND TISRI?

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WHO IS ENTITLED TO USE THE NHR AND TISRI?

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WHO SHOULD GIVE YOU TAX ADVICE - A TAX LAWYER OR AN ACCOUNTANT?

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SHOULD YOU CONSULT YOUR IMMIGRATION (OR OTHER) LAWYER ON YOUR TAX MATTERS?

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WHY US?

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DO YOU ADVISE EXPATS COMING FROM CANADA? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? GERMANY?

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OTHER TAX ADVISORS OFFER FREE INTRODUCTORY MEETING. WHY DO YOU CHARGE?

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HOW DOES CROSS-BORDER ADVICE WORK?

CONTACT US

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