RPBA is a Portuguese tax law boutique firm, paying attention to every detail and willing to unravel the most intricate tax challenges.

RPBA believes that needs in this field are better served by a small pool of young, dynamic and talented individuals than by a vast number of average consultants. 

RPBA emphasizes tailor-made and partner supervised services to carefully selected Clients, who enjoy personalized attention, undivided dedication and full availability.

RPBA is focused on niche practice areas, where it believes that it is able to excel, being that we incorporate studying, pro bono, publishing, teaching and associative and public activities in our professional lives. 

RPBA has highly skilled Portuguese tax lawyers who develop Tax Consulting, Tax Opinions, Tax Legislation Design, Tax Planning and Tax Litigation, either on International or Domestic Tax Law, with a focus on income and estate taxes. 

RPBA has specific expertise in personal residence planning in Portugal (namely through the Portuguese non-habitual tax resident regime) and abroad, Family Office setting-up and management and corporate and business restructuring.

RPBA team receives constant tax training and knowledge updates and publishes regularly an array of fiscal content, from computer presentations to articles in academic reviews.

RPBA offers a personalised service: for each Client there is an identified contact, relationship manager and delivery responsible person, providing a focal coordinating point.

For more information on our services and to meet our team please download the RPBA brochure.

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New post from Ricardo da Palma Borges for the Portuguese real estate blog "Out of the box" on transfer of shares in real estate companies and IMT 21-06-2017

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In this post (in Portuguese), Ricardo da Palma Borges, RPBA’s Managing Partner and Specialist Lawyer in Tax Law, analyses the transfer of shares in real estate companies in accordance with the rules of the Municipal Tax on Real Estate Transfer (IMT) Code.

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RPBA was chosen as the winner of the 2017 “Boutique Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal” by Global Law Experts 21-06-2017

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RPBA had already been distinguished with the same award in 2015 and in 2016 was the winner of the "Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal" award. In 2014, 2013 and 2011 was also elected "Portuguese Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year”.


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Marta Carmo published the article “International Trade Law, Double Taxation Agreements and the Principle of Non-Discrimination” in the Luso-Brazilian Legal Review 20-06-2017

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Marta Carmo, RPBA’s lawyer, published an article in English on “International Trade Law, Double Taxation Agreements and the Principle of Non-Discrimination” in the Luso-Brazilian Legal Review (Revista Jurídica Luso Brasileira), Year 3 (2017), no. 3.

This article analyses the relationship between International Trade Law and Double Taxation Agreements with respect to the principle of non-discrimination, namely its sub-principles of National Treatment and Most Favored Nation, including the objectives of both regimes and the need of their coordination.

To read this article click here.

To read the full version of the Luso-Brazilian Legal Review Year 3 (2017), no. 3. click here.


Latest Publications    View all ►
Livro "Entrada de Ativos e Permuta de Partes Sociais no Regime da Neutralidade Fiscal - Uma análise comparativa"

“Entrada de Ativos e Permuta de Partes Sociais no Regime da Neutralidade Fiscal - Uma análise comparativa” [Transfer of assets and exchange of shares under the tax neutrality regime – a comparative analysis] (Maria Júlia Ildefonso Mendonça), 2016, Livraria Almedina, Coimbra. (Language: Portuguese)

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Tax planning for incoming individual sportspersons cover book

"Portugal: Tax planning for incoming individual sportspersons" (Ricardo da Palma Borges / Pedro Ribeiro de Sousa) in Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, Volume 7, No. 1, March 2016, pp. 24-30.

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A Residência no Direito Internacional Fiscal Livro

"A Residência no Direito Internacional Fiscal" [Residence in International Tax Law] (Gustavo Lopes Courinha), 2015, Livraria Almedina, Coimbra. (Language: Portuguese)

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Latest Newsletters    View all ►

- Regimes de comunicação de transferências transfronteiras e de contas no exterior e medidas de derrogação do sigilo bancário - Updated 13.03.2017 (Language: Portuguese)

- Responsabilidade Extracontratual da Administração Tributária - 02.06.2016 (Language: Portuguese)

- Novo Imposto Sucessório? / New Inheritance Tax? - 21.01.2016 (Language: Portuguese)


Latest Presentations     View all ►

- Le Régime Fiscal Portugais des Résidents Non Habituels - Updated 24.05.2017 (Language: French)

- The Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident Regime - Updated 08.05.2017

- Frequently Asked Questions & Reasons to Move to Portugal - Updated 04.05.2017


Latest Blog Posts     View all ►

- Meio de Transporte Novo: Regime português do IVA nas Transacções Intracomunitárias considerado desconforme ao direito da União Europeia - 18.07.2017 (Language: Portuguese)

- Additional to the Municipal Tax on Real Estate 23.02.2017

- Adicional ao Imposto Municipal Sobre Imóveis - 23.02.2017 (Language: Portuguese)



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