IN538 - Imminent Introduction of the Portuguese Tonnage Tax Scheme for Ships - What benefits will it offer?
The Portuguese tonnage tax and seafarer scheme was approved by the European Commission on 6 April 2018, in line with EU State aid rules, in particular the Guidelines on State aid to maritime transport. The Portuguese measures will enhance the competitiveness of the Portuguese shipping sector and, simultaneously, protect know-how and jobs in the EU maritime transport sector.
The law proposal had … more
IN530 - Portuguese Double Taxation Agreements, Particularly Attractive Agreements and the Madeira International Business Centre
Companies licensed to operate within the legal framework of the Free Trade Zone of Madeira are Portuguese companies. The double taxation agreements (DTAs) concluded between Portugal and its treaty partners generally apply to Portuguese companies registered in Madeira. Not only is access to most of the agreements available, but also access to EU Directives, for instance the Parent-Subsidiary … more
MAR: Recognition as an International Shipping Register
The recent publication of the 2016 Annual Report Paris MOU on Port State Control (PSC) has confirmed Portugal’s international shipping register (MAR) as highly rated in terms of quality and safety standards.
MAR is also “White Listed” in the 2016 Annual Report of the Tokyo MOU, which is one of the most active regional PSC organisations in … more
The priorities and key factors used to select a shipping jurisdiction are changing. Jurisdiction perception, international transparency, time differences, different legal systems and growing costs are becoming increasingly important criteria to take into consideration.
The ownership structure for a ship and/or yacht has a number of important implications and Dixcart is able to provide advice … more
Dixcart Business Centres offer extensive serviced office capacity and are ideal for companies establishing themselves in a new location. Dixcart Business Centres are located in Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Madeira (Portugal), Malta and the UK.
Business Centres can offer a productive work environment and a cost effective option for organisations with international interests wishing to operate from … more
IN428 - Why The Madeira (Portugal) Shipping Register is so Popular: Flexibility and Other Advantages
The International Shipping Register of Madeira (MAR) is Portugal’s second shipping register, created in 1989, within the framework of the International Business Centre (IBC) of Madeira.
The objective of MAR was to offer a credible alternative to other international registers. The high quality and safety standards of a conventional register have been maintained within an attractive … more
Ideal Characteristics for the Location of an International Holding Company
The location of a holding company is an important consideration in any international structure where the objective is to minimise the tax charged on the income flow. Ideally the company should be in a jurisdiction which:
Has a good double tax treaty network, thereby minimising withholding taxes on dividends received. … more
IN275 - A Consideration of Shipping in the Jurisdictions of Cyprus, the Isle of Man, Madeira (Portugal) and Malta
Dixcart can provide clients with a number of alternative ship registration solutions.
This note provides a brief overview of the shipping regimes in Cyprus, the Isle of Man, Madeira (Portugal) and Malta. More detailed information is available on request regarding shipping in each of the jurisdictions considered in this Article.
Cyprus is a major ship management centre attracting … more
Why Use Madeira?
Companies licensed to operate in the International Business Centre (IBC) of Madeira enjoy a number of tax advantages, under the IV Regime of Tax Benefits, which are guaranteed to the end of 2027.
Corporate tax rate of 5%.
Madeira is an integral part of Portugal and therefore a full member of the European Union.
Access to the Portuguese Double Taxation Treaties … more
Portekiz Avrupa anakarasının güney batısında yer almaktadır. Güney ve batısında Atlantik Okyanusu, kuzey ve batısında ise İspanya ile çevrelenmiştir. Azor ve Madeira adaları da Portekiz’in iki özerk bölgesidir.
Portekiz ılımlı bir iklim yanında, göz kamaştırıcı bir kıyı boyu ve muhteşem bir manzaraya sahiptir. Yaşam maliyetinin göreceli olarak düşük olduğu ülkede iyi bir sağlık … more