Property tax in Portugal is probably not your favorite topic to research. However, it is one of the most important aspects of buying a property  – to understand additional Portugal property purchase costs. One of the most important that you will need to consider during the process is the Property Purchase Tax (IMT). With our property tax calculator, we have made calculating the property purchase tax as easy as possible for you. Our Portugal property transfer tax calculator is ready to use to calculate the amount that you will need to pay on your property. 

In general, property purchase tax in Portugal is the same for both foreigners and locals, and both can use our Portugal property tax calculator to find out the amount they will need to pay. Note that if you are buying through an offshore company, then expect higher rates. 

In this article, we’ll run over property tax in Portugal for 2022 – what the IMT tax is, information about our property tax calculator, and stamp duty. You can work out the amount of IMT that is applicable to you with our property tax calculator below. 


What is IMT tax Portugal?

The IMT or Imposto Municipal sobre a Transmissão Onerosa de Imóveis (Municipal Tax on Onerous Transmissions of Real Estate) is a transfer tax that is paid when purchasing Portuguese property. The IMT in Portugal can range from 0% to 10% depending on the purchase price of the property, the type of property (rural/urban), location (continental Portugal, autonomous region), and whether the property will be the primary residence or second home. 

Note that the IMT in Portugal needs to be paid before completing the purchase. For the IMT Tax in Portugal, the amount charged is levied over the purchase price. 

The IMT real estate rate can be determined using the following sum: 

IMT = property value x tax rate x tax deductions

Goldcrest’s IMT calculator is able to work out the percentage for you.

Property Calculator IMT:

Stamp Duty

Stamp Tax or Imposto do Selo, is an additional transaction tax that needs to be paid – and is an important tax to consider during the process of purchasing a property in Portugal. Stamp Tax is said to be the oldest tax levied but the state and, as a rule of thumb, real estate transactions are subject to a stamp tax at a rate of 0.8%. This is required to be paid at the time of purchase.

Frequently asked questions about the Portugal property transfer tax (IMT) calculator:

1. What is the Portugal property tax calculator?

The Portugal property tax calculator allows you to calculate the amount of property transfer tax (IMI) that you will need to pay on your property.

To calculate the property purchase tax (IMI) for your property you can use our property tax calculator (see above). 

A property surveyor can also come in handy. You can read our article: Property Surveyor Portugal: An Overview for more information.

You will need to pay the IMI in Portgual and stamp duty during the purchase process

After you have made your purchase, you will need to pay Municipal Property Tax (IMI). In addition to IMI, you may need to pay the Portuguese Wealth Tax (AIMI), if your property cost more than €600K.

For more information on taxes and fees, you can buy our new book, Your Expert Guide to Buying Property in Portugal here.

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