Social Security Contribution as a Freelancer in Portugal

Freelancers under the simplified regime (which is the most common) pay 21.4% to social security on 75% of their income. You must pay this yourself between the 10th and 20th of the following month.

You are exempt from paying social security in your first 12 months as a freelancer in Portugal.

Social security in Portugal is a system that assures basic rights to citizens. Contributing to social security is mandatory and guarantees the following benefits: unemployment allowance, retirement pension, sickness benefit, parental allowance, and more.

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