In this section you will find useful and practical information on the formalities to be followed when setting up in Madeira, as well as the most recent information relevant to your activity. It also provides you with updated information on the local traditions or main events and activities that occur in Madeira.
New customer in the process of setting up
Now that the formalities and procedures for the incorporation and licensing of your company within Madeira’s IBC are completed, you will find in this section useful and practical information for different day-to-day situations, both at a company and personal levels. This information is complemented by the documents and links for other relevant sections of this site, included on the right-hand side column.
Labour and recruitment
Information concerning local recruitment, labour law and average gross monthly wages, foreign staff and personal income tax and social security taxes. Read more
Information about the registration for tax purposes and consequent issue of the fiscal card ("cartão de contribuinte"), the Portuguese National Health System (SNS), the “Citizen’s Bureau”, the requirements and formalities for opening bank accounts in Portugal as well as information about the importation of personal goods. Read more
Acquisition and rental of property
There is a wide availability of properties for sale and rental in Madeira. In this section you can find more information about the acquisition and rental of property, as well as taxes, fees and other costs. Read more
Other practical aspects
Madeira hospitals, health centres and private clinics, pharmacies, English schools, Portuguese teaching for foreigners, public and private schools and nurseries, university and technical schools, utilities (water, electricity, gas, cable TV, internet, telephone connection). Read more
Corporate Tax Returns
Periodical tax returns must be submitted online at www.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt
Association of Professionals of Madeira's IBC
The Association of Professionals of Madeira's IBC - APCINM