The Algarve and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area were among the regions with the most significant increase in employment in the EU in 2017. Eurostat recently released data confirming that 253 EU regions, representing 90% of the total, registered a rise. In 26 other districts, employment decreased and in two others, remained unchanged.
The Finanças web site will offer an automatic income declaration option for taxpayers to confirm the pre-completed tax information. Over the next few years, all taxpayers with income from Portuguese employment and pensions (currently reporting in the first phase) will have this alternative available.