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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International Taxation - New Challenges BookRicardo da Palma Borges e Marta Carmo participaram no livro "International Taxation: New Challenges” 20-02-2017 Ricardo da Palma Borges, Sócio-Administrador e Advogado-Especialista em Direito Fiscal, e Marta Car

Ricardo da Palma Borges and Marta Carmo participated in the book "International Taxation: New Challenges" 20-02-2017



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Ricardo da Palma Borges, Managing Partner and Specialist Lawyer in Tax Law, and Marta Carmo, Associate Lawyer, both from RPBA, published a chapter on "The EU Directive against tax avoidance and its possible impact on the Portuguese Controlled Foreign Companies regime" in the collective work "International Taxation: New Challenges", organized by the University of Minho – School of Law.

To read the book in its entirety, please click here.


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RPBA chosen as "Boutique Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal" by the Corporate Intl Magazine 18-01-2017

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RPBA was chosen as Industry Choice winner of the 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for "Boutique Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal".


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RPBA made a donation of 200,00 € to Médicos do Mundo / Doctors of the World 06-01-2017

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Following the completion of the annual Client Satisfaction Survey in October/November of 2016, RPBA proposed to gift 2 € to the Médicos do Mundo (Doctors of the World) Association for each completed survey.

RPBA’s Clients - to whom we would like to express our sincere and profound gratitude - were receptive to this initiative.

Thanks to its Clients’ cooperation, in addition to collecting data which is useful for the continuous improvement of its services, RPBA was able to donate 200,00 € to the Médicos do Mundo (Doctors of the World) Association.

To learn more about this campaign please visit the site and the Facebook of this Association.


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 ►

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

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

- The Portuguese Golden Visa regime - Updated 20.10.2015


Latest Presentations     View all ►

- Frequently Asked Questions & Reasons to Move to Portugal - Updated 21.12.2016

- The Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident Regime - Updated 15.12.2016

- Portugal – Non Habitual Resident and Madeira Free Zone Regimes – Opportunities for Dutch Clients - 22.11.2016


Latest Blog Posts     View all ►

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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