For my GV application, lawyers are charging 1,200 Euros per year for tax representation (i.e. 6,000 Euros for 5 years to file taxes while I may not even be a tax resident and have zero income in portugal - since funds will mature in 8 years time).
The services included:
a) File for all tax declarations that you may be obligated to present under the laws of Portugal (mainly Stamp Duty and Personal Income Tax);
b) Assure Client’s Tax payments;
c) Claim, challenge or appeal from any decision of the Portuguese Tax Authority with which the Client may disagree, provided that there are legal grounds to do so;
d) Provide to Portuguese Tax Administration all information that may be legally requested.
I think this is a steep fee, but I do not speak Portuguese - may not be residing in the country - and filing taxes is a nightmare everywhere - moreover do not want to make a mistake that will harm my GV process. However 6,000 Euros feels like lawyers cashing in on GV applicant’s ignorance and fear.
Does anyone have thoughts on these costs? How complicated/easy is Portuguese tax filing? Or hiring a tax consultant separately? I do know some lawyers charging 300 Euros per year too for tax representation - but then I fear there may be some hidden fees.