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18 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:22 GMT+1

April 6, 2018

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Brussels gives the ok to the adopted fiscal regime of the tonnage tax from Portugal

Green light also to a program of support for the seafarers

The EU commission, estimating them online with the norms on the aids of State of the EU, has approved of fiscal measures adopted by Portugal in order to increase the competitiveness of own marine industry. Draft of measures that preview the introduction of the fiscal regime of the tonnage tax and of a program of support for the seafarers. "The measures adopted from Portugal that we have approved of today - have explained Margrethe Vestager, European commissioner to the Competition - they will help the field of the marine transports of the European Union to remain competitive on the world-wide market, safeguarding meanwhile the competences and the occupation in this field".

The adopted fiscal regime from Portugal previews that the parametrato system of forfetaria taxation to the tonnage of the fleet is applied to the revenues of a company of navigation directly generated from the activities of marine transport and to the returns closely connected accessories with the activities of navigation let alone to the revenues deriving from dredging and towing activity. Moreover, for some types of more respectful ships of the atmosphere, the companies can obtain an ulterior reduction of the 10-20% of the tax basis in the within of the regime of the tonnage tax.

The measures recently introduced from Portugal in support of the seafarers preview moreover the exemption from the payment of the income tax of the natural people for the marine employees on ships that can benefit of the regime of the tonnage tax and allow also to pour reduced contributions of Social Security.

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