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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RPBpraised by the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 directory 02-05-2017




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In the 2017 edition of the Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa directory, in the “Tax” practice area, RPBA as a firm ranks in Band 3. The ranking may be found here.

RPBA was also praised by the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of the Legal 500 directory.

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RPBA and Ricardo da Palma Borges praised by the Chambers Europe 2017 directory 17-04-2017



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In the 2017 edition of the Chambers & Partners - Europe directory, in the "Tax" practice area, RPBA as a firm ranks in Band 3 and our partner Ricardo da Palma Borges has reached a position in Band 2. Both rankings may be found here (see under "Firms" and "Lawyers").



New post from Ricardo da Palma Borges for the Portuguese real estate blog "Out of the box" on real estate income and Personal Income Tax 31-03-2017

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In this post (in Portuguese), Ricardo da Palma Borges, RPBA's Managing Partner and Specialist Lawyer in Tax Law, analyses real estate income under the Personal Income Tax, namely the deductible expenses, the income and loss clearing between the various holders of income within the same household and the loss carry-forward mechanism.

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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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- 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)


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- 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


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Standard Legal and Tax Step Plan on Becoming a Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident - 16.08.2016

International Tax Transparency (Controlled Foreign Entities) - 05.05.2016

A Transparência Fiscal Internacional (Controlled Foreign Entities) - 05.05.2016 (Language: Portuguese)



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