Tax & Social Security

Comprehensive advisory for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Practice Focus

Tax considerations increasingly intersect most strategic business and personal decisions.

GFDL Advogados provide full-scale tax services, including Portuguese and cross-border in connection with domestic and international transactions. We also coordinate tax decisions from country to country.

As a full-service tax practice, in addition to tax planning, advisory and compliance, we provide contentious tax advisory.

Our clients include individuals, large corporations and closely held companies, and non-for-profit organizations.

Our tax practice works with clients and other practice teams to develop innovative and tax-efficient solutions to a wide range of commercial and private wealth issues, ensuring implementation that meets their personal and commercial objectives regarding the matter at hand.

How we can help

  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Tax compliance
  • International taxation
  • Forensic work
  • Tax optimization
  • VAT Desk
  • Risk assessment
  • Tax disputes and audits

Business Taxation

We offer a complete set of services to avoid unnecessary Corporate Income Tax and Social Security pitfalls and liabilities. 

Our Tax Team works with Corporate and Commercial and Real Estate teams on transactions to identify exposures that can impact deal pricing. GFDL offers advisory that helps multi-national enterprises structure their business strategy tax efficiently, in line with new procedural rules and substantive issues. We aim to optimize your business’s tax position while ensuring compliance.

We advise corporations regarding new business models, digitalization, and changing public policy. As with any other practice at GFDL, our approach to tax is always sensitive to the client’s public profile. We believe in knowing our clients and their businesses.

Our tax team regularly advises on tax structuring, planning and risk management, business operational models, ownership transfer, international double taxation matters, incentives programs, cryptocurrency-related tax issues, M&A deals and capital raises, capital repatriation strategies, and investment, holding and disinvestment in Portugal.

Personal Taxation

Where tax is concerned, our focus is value creation for the client. GFDL advises domestic and international private clients, including entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives and their families.

Our Private Client team counsels on tax issues regarding personal income, estate, gift, and wealth transfer matters. Our team regularly advises on sustainable tax strategies that will help you avoid excessive transaction and management costs.

Often, we advise on structuring estates and wills, family gifts, asset holding and disposal strategies, and the interaction of trusts with continental law systems. We also offer tax advice to high-net-worth individuals with an impact on their legacy management planning.

Value Added Tax & Indirect Taxes

Our team is experienced in VAT and indirect taxes advisory for local and international clients. Our advisory and compliance services include VAT registration and filing, planning and optimization and advisory regarding cross-border VAT issues.

Tax disputes

Our Tax team provides expert tax litigation and dispute resolution services, including filing Court and Arbitration proceedings. 

We assist with negotiations, audits, and appeals with the Portuguese Tax Authorities and the Social Security Authorities.

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