Portuguese tax representation no longer required for non-EU residents

Actually I was wondering the same, like what would happened if we take ‘do nothing’ option because we don’t have any tax related activities in Portugal and already subscribed to Finance Portal.

My line of thinking is the same.
As long as you have:
a) activated your electronic channel for tax notifications on the Portal; and,
b) submitted a justified pedido on the same Portal asking to remove your tax rep,

  • you are technically compliant with the law.

Provided that you are not ‘economically active’ in Portugal of course.

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I heard back from my third request to remove my fiscal representative - and this time I even referenced the FAQ on their own website where they say a fiscal representative isn’t necessary if you have to tax obligations in the country and have signed up for ViaCTT. The response I got was that they are unable to remove the fiscal representative “at this time” because their computer system won’t allow it. Similar to the first response I got …but they didn’t say when or if their computer system was ever going to be able to handle this request.

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Ps. It’s my understanding that you will still have to pay your fiscal representative if they aren’t removed. And if they won’t remove them, I’m not sure how we can ignore them…

I am actually planning to apply for NIF online using NIFPortugal which states yearly fee. If we do not require a legal representative if we have no tax obligations, how do we get NIF number as a non-resident? I would be ok to maybe use them to get an NIF number and then stop using them for yearly basis and use ViaCTT which I am not sure what it is. Is there a website to access ViaCTT? Thanks for all the replies.