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Tax incentives in the 2011 Budget

As in past years, the 2011 Budget of the Macao Special Administrative Region (OR/2011) provided for various Tax exemptions, including for industrial tax and stamp duty, and deductions for professional tax (on work related income), urban property tax and complimentary income (on industrial and commercial income).

Alternative Tax Structures for Company Groups

A special tax structure is now available to company groups that meet the following criteria: (I) all compnaies are subject to Corporate Income Tax or an equivalent income tax,


Last June 5 was published Decree-Law No. 136-A/2009 that reduced the term of the guarantee that the taxpayers have to grant to the Tax Authorities when requesting VAT refunds, from one year to six months.

Micro-generation and tax benefits on renewable energies

On February 2, 2008, decree-law no 363/2007 came into force and the production of energy in Portugal entered a new era. The principle behind the new law is to save energy, reduce costs and protect the environment. Indeed, consumers are now allowed to produce electricity themselves through small power plants, ie not exceeding 5.75 kW, and sell the surplus to the public network with a limit of 150 kW.

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