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“AL” booking commissions may be tax deductible

If you are a  Local Lodging operator, you can deduct online platform commissions from your  “AL” income. Keep in mind that this deduction is only applicable if you opt for the taxation rules of Category F (rent), not under Category B (sole trader).

Theft increase in Lisbon “AL” Establishments

The distraction of holidaymakers and the lack of security at some “AL” flats have led to a rise in thefts at Local Lodging establishments, mainly those located in the  “Baixa” district of downtown  Lisbon. In response, law enforcement (“PSP”) has started a prevention program with the owners called “Blue Lock”.

Lagos to initiate Tourist Tax

Following the general approval by the Algarve Mayors’ group, AMAL, the Council of Lagos is moving forward with a €1.5-a-night Tourist Tax. Mayor Maria Joaquina Matos justified the measure, declaring that the tax will help pay for local projects, cover a lack of investment by central government and contribute to making the region more competitive.

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