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Paying your taxes in Portugal while living abroad

If you are living or staying abroad and have to pay taxes in Portugal, know that you can do this easily through a bank transfer by following a few simple rules.

In order for the Portuguese Tax Administration to be able to identify your payment, your bank must provide ALL the information below during the transfer:

  • TIN: 600 084 779

  • Name of the creditor: Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira

  • Bank account number: 83 69 27

  • IBAN: PT50 0781 0019 00000008369 27

  • Name of the bank: Agência de Gestão da Tesouraria e da Dívida Pública – IGCP, E.P.E.


  • Quote the Portuguese Tax Identification Number (NIF in Portuguese) included in your payment slip

  • You must also include the payment reference number that appears on the payment slip (this number is specific for each tax payment and cannot be used for more than one payment)

Failure to comply with these payment instructions will result in the impossibility of allocating the amount transferred to your payment slip.

It is advisable not to combine in the same bank transfer more than one payment document. And don't leave it until the last day of the payment deadline to make the transfer! It is recommended to make the payment at least two days before the deadline.

For further information, you can also consult official leaflets on the “Portal das Finanças” website, contact the Portuguese Tax Authority call centre (CAT - Centro de Atendimento Telefónico, available at +351 217 206 707, working days from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM), send an e-mail using the application form on the e-balcão service or go to your local tax office (Serviço de Finanças).

If you still have doubts or need help paying your taxes in Portugal from abroad, Portugal Accounting will help you. Please contact us for more information!


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