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I am being told to register my activity (I am a non-EU national registering a self-employed activity which is the basis for the application for residency I will submit), I have to have a VAT representative registered.  I HAVE a fiscal representative from when I got my NIF, so Financas has this on record.  My business is not liable for VAT.  So I have no clue what to do.  I've called the Financas number, but of course all menus are in Portuguese, and getting through what I can with what I know, it is an endless tree I finally gave up on after getting four menus deep when it wouldn't accept my NIF.  

So, any idea on how to go about this so I can get my activity registered?  What have others done that have started a new activity as a self-employed non-resident?

Thank you! 

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maybe this 3.5 minute spanish training film with english subtitles will help you

036 - YouTube

 

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as the video will show, the function of the bureaucrats here is stop you so they can justify their existence.

 

the only way around it is to employ a bureaucratic person who will do it for you, or get an accountant/ lawyer on the team

 

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Didn't help...  People register activities all the time without a lawyer, maybe someone has a helpful response?

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@enlguy

 

good luck in your quest

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@enlguy Hi, I found this link and at the bottom of the page has two pdf documents that may help.  They are in Portuguese but I checked and you can copy/paste into a translator.  The second link they give might help you out: 

https://eportugal.gov.pt/pt/servicos/abrir-atividade-nas-financas

I also had to register as non-eu but it was back in 2013 and at that time you still had to do almost everything in person so in regard to setting it up now online I have never tried.  

 

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