Ana Sofia Antunes, Director, Tax Services

The audiovisual sector and 'on demand' taxation

The fee on audiovisual services on demand by subscription is added to the investment obligations that already hinder the sector and, as well, to the other fees previously approved (eg, exhibition fee and subscription), mechanisms that are all oriented towards the same end: the financing of the Portuguese State in the return of the support programs and incentive measures to the sector, instituted by it.

What can companies expect?

Despite being generally welcome, the planned measures seem to fall short of what would be expected by companies. The idea remains that the Government should have been more ambitious.

Tax benefits applicable to interior territories

The measures are positive in the context of valuing a cohesive and more balanced territory as a fundamental pillar for the creation of wealth.