Property Owners as well as the Tax Office may request an additional “IMI” (Municipal Property Tax) evaluation if there is disagreement over the original set values. However, any such challenge does not suspend the payment of the first evaluation.
The Budget proposals for 2017 foresee that real estate owners with high-value properties (VPT of more than 500.000€) will face an additional tax next year. The new levy will be progressive, to be accumulated with the regular IMI. It is hoped that the tax will provide an additional €100-€200 million to the state coffers.
A year ago, the Funchal Investor Desk and the “City with Life” Programmes started in Funchal. So far, 236 requests have been registered regarding the rehabilitation of “Zona Velha” buildings to create Local Lodgings, with trade and services on the ground floor.
The Lagoa Town Hall has announced that property owners running Local Lodging establishments outside of their own fiscal address will have to pay commercial water rates. In order to avoid the non-domestic tariff, owners must present their Tax Number (NIF) with the address being the same as the AL License address within 15 days after receipt of the notification.