Company formation in Portugal

Company formation in Portugal

Starting a business, that is, setting up a company in Portugal takes only one day, including VAT registration. Combined with a 17% corporate tax, this makes Portugal a prime business and investment destination, ideal for foreign nationals looking for a cost-effective solution or a convenient base in Europe.

Why Portugal?

  • quick and easy incorporation: company registration in 1 business days
  • low corporate tax: at only 17%, it is one of the lowest in Europe
  • immediate international VAT number: no wait or extra requirements
  • low starting capital which does not need to be deposited
  • cost-effective setup and maintenance of the company
  • strategic location in Europe and great infrastructure
  • easy visa and residency options for all nationalities

When incorporating a Portuguese company with JBS, you will receive all the support needed to get the company up and running. Our start-up package includes full-service incorporation with business registration, VAT registration, opening a bank account, and singular fiscal and social security number for all the shareholders and/or directors. Depending on your location and nationality, we may be able to conduct the entire process without you (through power of attorney) – please ask about your options.


Our START-UP and YEAR-ONE package for EUR 1.000 (+ VAT if applicable) includes the following:

Start-up services:

  • company formation (company registration in person – via power of attorney begins at 1.000€)
  • company registration tax
  • local and international VAT number
  • bank account assistance
  • documentation in Portuguese and English
  • first month start-up accountancy (initial reporting towards authorities)
  • personal tax number and social security number for the director
  • chamber of commerce registration (incl. membership fee for the first year)

Time frame for company registration: complete within 2-3 days of signing

This start-up package covers everything that is compulsory for the company at the start.

Additionally, all Portuguese companies must have accountancy at all times, so we require clients to either sign up for accountancy with us, or appoint their own locally licensed accountant.

We provide clients with detailed cost calculations for ongoing expenses (accounting, taxes, invoicing software license, any additional business support services required) in advance if needed.

One thought on “Company formation in Portugal

  1. Dear Sirs,

    I need quotation for Incorporation of LDA where I will be sole shareholder and director. I am resident of Croatia (EU). I need registered office address and accounting for 30 Invoices per year and possible one salary. Also I will need to provide me with personal Portugal Tax Number and international V.A.T. for company.

    Thank you in advance for your quotation.

    Kind regards,

    Dubravko Kozumplik


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