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Portugal raises VAT 1% to 21%


Portugal raises VAT 1% to 21%

Portugal has announced a rise in its standard VAT rate from 20% to 21%.

This increase is part of a range of measure introduced to underpin collapsing government revenues following the recent European economic crisis, and financial markets concerns around Portugal’s ability to meet its debt repayments.

This is a reverse of a Portugal VAT 1% cut in the rate in July 2008.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.