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?