Insights into what is involved in buying, selling & living in Portugal

Utilities and their costs In Portugal

What are the Monthly Costs and How to Connect Moving to Portugal or any foreign country can be daunting. One of the first things you have to sort out is the basics such as the utilities in Portugal. Yes, those nasty bills for things you need in your home that have to be paid for every month, but we can’t live without. Read more →

Selling your property

SELLING YOUR PROPERTY ROBAN Realestate Actividades Ldª, is a Portuguese company with Robert M.L. Snapper as Director. It has a real estate license with nº AMI 19561 and in fact is a continuation (restart) of Ricola Algarvia Ldª (AMI-1206) which ceased activity on 31-12-2009. For over 30 years we have been known under our marketing name REALESTATE-ALGARVE and personally I have been in the real estate business for some 40 years. Read more →

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Realestate-Algarve-Info 2 m · On 18 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in the MK case (C-388/19) referred by the Portuguese tax arbitration tribunal. The CJEU decided that the Portuguese taxation regime applicable to capital gains realized by nonresident individuals is contrary to EU law and that the discriminatory tax treatment of nonresidents cannot be aligned with EU law by granting nonresidents the option to be treated as resident taxpayers. Read more →


NIF = Número Identificação Fiscal To obtain your Fiscal Number or NIF simply attach the following information and we will assist. Unfortunately things have changed a bit. We will not be able to apply for your NIF anymore without having a full Power of Attorney mentioning we are allowed to do so. Read more →

Fiscal Representation

FISCAL REPRESENTATION in Portugal is designed to ensure that all tax commitments are met in full. Whether helping you to get off to a good start, keeping you informed about important changes or saving you money in the long run, our comprehensive services add real value to your investment. With ROBAN ReAct Ldª on your side, you can count on the following services: Read more →

Should I turn my rental property in an LLC

Should I Make My Vacation Rental Property an LLC? If you’re familiar with Uber, Airbnb, DoorDash, or, then you’re already well acquainted with the gig economy. This emerging phenomenon has gained a lot of traction in recent years as many people decide to make extra cash in new ways like food delivery or vacation home rentals. Read more →

Tax of Crypto Currency in Portugal

The Most Crypto-Friendly Nation in the Europe Portugal is fast becoming the number one country for anyone involved in crypto, especially long-term investors and retail traders. Official statistics clearly show that immigration to Portugal is growing a lot year after year, and a good chunk of these expats are young people below the age of 40. Read more →

Car Importation to Portugal

Importation/Registration of a Car The easiest way of acquiring a vehicle with valid Portuguese registration documents is to purchase a new vehicle from an authorised agent in Portugal who will register the vehicle for you. This has the added advantage of having agents close by to provide service, guarantees, and spare parts. Read more →

The Algarve, upcoming active holiday destination

The Algarve is best known as a premium golfing destination, but the truth, it has so much more to offer for those seeking active holidays. With people becoming more health-conscious and understanding the benefits of being active, the travel sector has witnessed a huge growth in active travel over the past decade. Read more →