finish of IRS discount on renewals

The Extra Housing Program does away with the discount of the IRS price at every renewal in lease contracts lasting as much as 5 years, offering, nevertheless, an preliminary price decrease than the one at present utilized.

Leasing: what’s the tax regime at present in pressure?

It must be remembered that beneath the present tax regime, lease contracts lasting between two and as much as 5 years pay 26% of IRS, as they profit from a discount of two proportion factors in comparison with the 28% of the autonomous lease price. An extra discount of two.0 factors can also be utilized to those contracts for every renewal, beneath the next phrases:

Lease period IRS price IRS price for equal renewal
Lower than two years 28%
From two to 5 years 26% Minus two proportion factors as much as 14%
5 to 10 years 23% Minus 5 proportion factors as much as 14%
From ten to twenty years 14% No further reductions per renewal
Over 20 years 10% No further reductions per renewal

The invoice that contemplates the fiscal measures of the Extra Housing Program does away with this regime for one of these contract, whereas lowering the withholding tax on rents from 28% to 25%.

What modifications with the Extra Housing Program?

“With the Extra Housing Bundle, no discount might be utilized for every renewal, for leases lasting as much as 5 years, opposite to what occurs with the regime at present in pressure”, an official supply from the Ministry of Finance advised Lusa.

The identical supply notes, nevertheless, that excluding renewals, contracts with as much as this period may have a tax aid with the entry into pressure of measures aimed toward housing – and which might be accredited by the Council of Ministers on March 30, adopted by parliament – since, “by definition, the speed might be extra beneficial”, when it’s set at 25%.

For the case of lease contracts with an preliminary period of two years which have, within the meantime, been renewed and which, for that cause, now pay a 24% IRS price, a transitional rule is being studied.

“With regard to contracts that have been concluded with a period of between two and 5 years and which, with their renewals, profit from a price decrease than the 25%, the Authorities is engaged on transitional guidelines to make sure that the acquired rights of taxpayers are safeguarded in instances of contract renewals the place that is justified”, specifies the identical official supply.

Such transitional guidelines come up following conditions of a contract signed at the start of 2019, for 2 years, and which has, nevertheless, been renewed in 2021 for a similar interval – at present benefiting from an IRS price of 24%.

Strengthened IRS reductions for contracts lasting greater than 5 years

Along with reducing the autonomous price ceiling on rents from 28% to 25%, Mais Habitação reinforces the reductions attributed to contracts lasting greater than 5 years.

Thus, the IRS price utilized to contracts with a period between 5 and 10 years drops from 23% to fifteen% It’s between 10 and 20 years decreases from 14% to 10%.

For contracts lasting greater than 20 years, the tax price drops from 10% to five%.