Programa Acelerar a Economia Approved by the Government

  • The Council of Ministers approved the Program of 60 fiscal and economic measures.

In its meeting on July 4, the Council of Ministers approved and presented the Acelerar a Economia program – Growth, Competitiveness, Internationalization, Innovation, and Sustainability, comprising 60 fiscal and economic measures aimed at addressing 20 challenges to accelerate economic growth.

Among the 60 measures, 25 stand out, distributed across 5 vectors – scale, consolidation and capitalization; financing; entrepreneurship, innovation and talent; sustainability; clustering.

Scale, Consolidation, and Capitalization

  • Gradually reduce the corporate income tax (IRC) to 15%.
  • Create a VAT group regime.
  • Review the fiscal deductibility regime for goodwill.
  • Expand access to the participation exemption regime.
  • Provide tax deductions for capital gains and dividends earned by individuals in the capitalization of companies.


  • Launch the “State to Pay in 30 Days” plan.
  • Extend the stamp duty exemption to centralized treasury management operations.
  • Increase the eligibility of the cash accounting VAT scheme.
  • Launch Tourism Bonds 2024 to diversify funding sources.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Talent

  • Strengthen the “PhDs in Companies” program.
  • Place researchers and teachers in governing bodies or as shareholders of startups.
  • Introduce the new talent attraction regime (IFICI+).
  • Review the Fiscal Incentive System for Business Research and Development (SIFIDE II).


  • Contribute to the definition of a reference for verifying ESG reports (in Portuguese, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance);
  • Create the PME Leader ESG award;
  • Include ESG criteria in access to incentives and public contracts;
  • Tourism + Sustainable Line;
  • Promote support for innovation in blue biotechnology;
  • Approve the National Plan for Marine Litter 2024-28.


  • Lançar o programa para a Economia de Defesa
  • Acelerar a economia circular no Comércio e Serviços;
  • Lançar a Estratégia Turismo 2035;
  • Concluir o Plano de Ordenamento do Espaço Marítimo Nacional;
  • Indústria 2045, estratégia de reindustrialização sustentável;
  • Reforçar a internacionalização da marca Portugal.


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