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The combination of the following factors strengthens Madeira's position and in particular the International Business Centre of Madeira (IBCM, Madeira`s
Free Trade Zone), as one of the most attractive jurisdictions for companies
and investors in the European Union:
- Portugal’s attractiveness and in particular autonomous region of Madeira’s as excellent destination for tourism and to establish residency, together with especially favourable conditions from the tax point of view for non-regular residents and foreign investors (Portuguese Golden Visa Residence Permit);
- The changes to the taxation of companies that occurred in 2014, which strengthen Portugal’s competitiveness as a holding jurisdiction and for companies that manage patents and other industrial property rights;
- The publication, in 2015, of the the IV special regime of State aids, under the form of tax benefits, approved and supported by Portugal and by the European Union, applicable to the licensed entities to operate in the scope of the IBCM, that will be in force until December 31st, 2027;
Some partners from Madeira felt the need to engage in synergy and constitute a corporation that would enable to provide the costumer with an excellence service, entirely geared to help taking advantage of the points listed above, especially in assisting investors and businesses that wish to establish operations from the IBCM. Intending to act as a one-stop shop it was created Connect Mind - Madeira Management, Lda, a consulting and corporate service provider, headquartered in IBCM.
We base our action on a true partnership with the client, providing information
to support decision making, the definition of strategies, as well as the
escalation of priorities about investments, cost control and strengthening
of income, in particular by taking advantage of an advantageous tax
jurisdiction in the European Union, the one of the International Business
Centre of Madeira (IBCM, Madeira`s Free Trade Zone).
We aim a constant improvement, which includes the focus on training and the establishment of the most appropriate partnerships.
IBCM - INTERNATIONAL
In 1980 it was approved the creation of Madeira`s Free Trade Zone.
Internationally, IBCM is seen as the fiscally favourable type of jurisdiction that the OECD has been trying to promote. Its regime, fully integrated in Portuguese`s and EU`s legal systems, is based on the paradigms of credibility and transparency, combined with a supervision able to reconcile flexibility and security. A company registered in the IBCM, as any other Portuguese company has unrestricted access to the European common market.
In 2015 it was approved the IV regime of state aid applicable to entities incorporated and licensed to operate in IBCM until 2020. These will benefit from a special tax regime, including the reduced 5% rate of CIT until December 31st, 2027.
European Union / Switzerland / European Economic Area countries citizens may freely register as Portuguese Residents.