I've just read about a couple of changes that will/may be taking place and would like to know more. I'm currently investigating it (i.e. Google and asking Portuguese friends) but if anyone has already heard about this and can inform me and others who will need to know about it too, I'd be eternally grateful.
The first one is that they're introducing electronic green receipts. If anyone knows more about this and can tell us self-employed how that works, it would be great. I've just run out of paper ones and hear they just came into force, with them becoming obligatory for some from January 2011.
Secondly, there has been some discussion on a translators' forum I visit about them changing the Social Security payments to 29.6% of your previous year's income (70% base as with taxes). I'm not sure if this is definitely happening or not. Does anyone know anything about this? I really hope that it isn't true, or I'm going to be broke.
That is all of course after the VAT going up to 23%...
Will someone please remind me why I'm trying to earn my living here again?