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by Mexican Pete
Sat May 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rogue lawyer - yet another one!
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Rogue lawyer - yet another one!

In the last few days I have discovered that my rogue of a lawyer (who is also my "Fiscal Rep") with whom I have been dealing for 10+ years, has made off with over €1,400 IMI and IMIA payments that I've made to him but which he has failed to pass on to Finanças ! Faint hope I know, but is there anywh...
by Mexican Pete
Fri May 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Re: IMI

I have just discovered that my rogue lawyer and "Fiscal Rep" has made off with over €1,400 IMI and Additional IMI payments that I've made to him but which he has not passed on to Finanças. Faint hope I know, but is there anywhere I might go for redress?
by Mexican Pete
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Additional IMI
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Additional IMI

I've had a quick search but have been unable to find anything on this topic. I feel sure there must be one somewhere on here, can anyone point me in the right direction please?
by Mexican Pete
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: AL licence (per se) no longer required?????
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: AL licence (per se) no longer required?????

Thanks for the clarification Richard.
Pete
by Mexican Pete
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: AL licence (per se) no longer required?????
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

AL licence (per se) no longer required?????

Does anyone have a view on this? http://www.rentinthealgarve.co.uk/portugal_rental_licence_alojamento_local.html The following is a quote from the site:- Quote "There is no longer a 'licence' as such. One is required to register a “Local Lodging” activity, by written notification to the Mayor of the...
by Mexican Pete
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

Oh dear! This:

http://hometeamportugal.com/alojamento- ... continues/

is not very encouraging, but not a surprise either.
by Mexican Pete
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

Many thanks Biffa, I'l pursue that suggestion! Wouldn't the UK company or Mexican Pete get clobbered under HMRC's benefits in kind rules, assuming that the UK company is his? My understanding is that Gordon Brown resolved this issue while he was still Chancellor and the "benefit in kind rules" no lo...
by Mexican Pete
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

For perfectly good and valid reasons, we hold our property through a UK company that is the registered owner of the house. Our accountant tells us that because the house is held in this way we are not eligible for the "Simplified Regime" and will continue to be taxed at 25%, less minimal allowable e...
by Mexican Pete
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

On the basis that sharing tenants’ personal information with the Portuguese tax authorities would be neither “reasonable” nor “expected”, I believe it may very well be breach of the Data Protection Act to do so. Does anyone else have an opinion? Also, out of interest, are any of you who hold tenant ...
by Mexican Pete
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

Richard,
According to Biffa, (see other thread on this topic) it will be "only effective for 2015" i.e. not for 2014 rentals.
by Mexican Pete
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

Many thank e-richard,
Hadn't realised that there was a second thread on this topic!
by Mexican Pete
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Changes to the reporting of letting income
Replies: 93
Views: 35772

Re: Changes to the reporting of letting income

Is anyone able to tell me the year from which this "Simplified Regime" will be effective? 2014 or 2015?

May appear a dumb question, but I've not been able to find this critical fact anywhere!

Thanks in advance for any help.
by Mexican Pete
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: PRACTICAL solutions to loss of TV Reception
Replies: 119
Views: 37198

Re: PRACTICAL solutions to loss of TV Reception

I can’t speak highly enough of ProjectionDreams; on the strength of pickwick’s post we went over to Almancil last Wednesday, saw the system and paid a deposit then and there. Alistair hoped to get more boxes delivered early this week and, subject to that, expected to be able to install our system to...
by Mexican Pete
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Firecrackered post box
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Firecrackered post box

Did anyone else in the Vale de Milho area suffer from the yobs who firecracketed several post boxes last night?
by Mexican Pete
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Picota - where is it
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: Picota - where is it

Try searching "Picota, Monchique, Portugal" on Google Maps. It seems a bit imprecise, but might give you an idea of where it may be!
If you do go, can you report back on whether it’s worth going please?