Hi all, I am relocating to Portugal in the coming weeks, I would need some clarification about the timing to apply for the Portuguese tax residency / NHR.
My understanding is that once I am in Portugal, I can rent a place for like 6 or 7 months, become a Portuguese tax resident, get a tax ID, then focus on buying a flat before the end of the year, and only then apply for the NHR (with the purchase deed for the proof of address).
From the info I could find online, the NHR will then be active from the time I became a resident. That means that as soon as I have my tax ID, I can then send invoices as a freelancer, and the NHR tax rate will be applied. Could someone confirm that information? So the fact that I don’t need a long term lease / 1 year contract to become a Portuguese tax resident…
Thanks in advance, Nico