Payroll in Portugal at a glance: Your cheat sheet to doing business.

We are your local Portuguese payroll & HR administration provider and can help you start and run your business hassle free in Portugal. We offer services both to newcomers and established companies. Our payroll & HR administration services are fully compliant and up-to-date with the Portuguese regulations.

New to the Portuguese market?

In most cases to do business in Portugal will need to incorporate a company. The process of creating a legal entity is very simple and can be done in 1 business day, if the legal representative of the company is present, if not this process may take up to 30 days. Adm in ME offers end-to-end assistance during the whole process of company formation in Portugal. Our team of experts is ready to help you to:

  • Choose the governance structure most suitable for your business
  • Select a unique business name
  • Domiciliate the company and open a bank account
  • Register the company with Social Security and Tax authorities
  • Negotiate contracts with local vendors (office, phone, travel, etc.)
  • Explain the key items of labor law & taxation compliance in Portugal

Portuguese payroll made simple:

  • Receiving monthly payroll input in any format
  • Calculations of compensation, taxes and Social Security contributions
  • Processing joiners (including registering their details with the relevant authorities – Social Security)
  • Processing leavers (working certificate, unemployment certificate, communication to the Social Security)
  • Payslip preparation, including multi-lingual
  • Preparation and execution of net salary payments to employees
  • Preparation and delivering social contribution (TSU)
  • Registry of sickness, maternity & paternity certificates
  • Creation of Accounting File to upload into your financial ERP system
  • Management reports (Payroll Journal Details, Employee Wage type matrix, etc.)
  • Preparation of statutory annual reports (Modelo 10, RelatórioUnico)

Planning to hire in Portugal?

Employment in Portugal is highly regulated. Besides general rules and laws, depending on industry and job category additional Collective Agreements called Contrato Coletivo de Trabalho may apply, and in certain cases the provisions of the Collective Agreements may supersede general rules of employment.
As a rule all employment contracts are considered permanent unless the company is qualified to hire employees on fixed term contracts.

European citizens can work in Portugal without a working permit; all other nationalities will have to obtain a permit before being employed. Furthermore, the employment contract is considered valid only after the permit is validated by the Portuguese authorities.

Our local Portuguese payroll & HR team is highly skilled and keeps constant track on labor law changes, so you can run your business in Portugal hassle free.


Contact us to get a free evaluation of your HR and payroll requirements in Portugal or to request the price for our services

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