• 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

  • IN494 - Madeira International Shipping Register (MAR) - White Listed on Both Paris and Tokyo MOU

    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

  • IN491 - Registration of Ships and Yachts: Multi-Jurisdictional Services Available from Dixcart

    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

  • IN466 - Dixcart Business Centres: Serviced Offices Where and Why?

    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

  • IN294 - Cyprus, Madeira, Malta and the UK as Holding Company Jurisdictions

    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

  • IN401 - Dixcart Business Centres in Madeira: Serviced Offices for International Companies and for Co-Working

    As an integral part of Portugal, Madeira is a full member of the European Union (EU), which makes activity from within the International Business Centre (IBC) of Madeira an extremely attractive proposition for international companies. A number of unique tax advantages are available to companies licensed to operate in the IBC of Madeira, including a corporate tax rate of 5%. 

    Dixcart has helped a … 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

  • JNC: Summary of the Formation and Maintenance Obligations of Portuguese Companies in Madeira

    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

  • IN375 - Portugal's International Business Centre of Madeira - New Regime of Tax Benefits Confirmed

    The IV Regime of Tax Benefits for companies licensed to operate within the Madeira International Business Centre ("MIBC") was confirmed on 3 July 2015 and is now in force.

    New companies can be incorporated in Portugal and authorised to operate under this new regime, with confirmed tax benefits that will remain unchanged until 2027, a period of 12 years.

    Advantages of the New MIBC Tax Regime … more

  • IN335 - Why is a Madeira (Portuguese) Company an Effective and Tax Efficient Solution?

    Through legislation approved in Lisbon, and in Brussels by the European Commission, tax advantages have been enjoyed for several years by Portuguese companies registered in Madeira. This is known as the International Business Centre of Madeira (‘IBC’) Legislation.

    The tax advantages apply to industrial and manufacturing activity within the  geographical area of the IBC of Madeira, as well as … more

  • IN331 - Portuguese Patent Box and Madeira Companies - Additional Tax Efficiencies

    Portugal introduced a new Corporate Income Tax Code at the beginning of 2014 and at the same time put in place a Patent Box Regime which provides benefits for Intellectual Property (IP) activities.

    The Advantages of the Portuguese Patent Box Regime

    Only 50% of the gross income resulting from contracts exploiting patents, industrial designs or models (or other IP rights which are protected) … more

  • IN211: Investments into Venezuela through Madeira

    Venezuela’s uncertain political and economic climate imposes additional challenges for business intermediaries. Solutions need to be constantly found to protect the position of international clients. This demands careful strategic planning and the application of appropriate investment solutions. 

    Within the range of possible vehicles for outbound and inbound investment to Venezuela, Madeira … more


    Neden Portekiz?

    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