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During March 2024 you can perform the Proof of Life, by electronic means, wherever your are.
Should you be unable to successfully carry out the Proof of Life by electronic means or choose to carry it out in the traditional way, then please wait for the usual form, which will be sent, together with the indication of the deadline for carrying out such documentary evidence, in April.
The Digital Proof of Life is still unavailable .
Pensioners residing abroad and covered by international conventions aimed at avoiding double taxation must submit a request for non-application of the IRS withholding tax.
The request is made with the originals of the following documents:
The original documents must be send to the CGA, by post mail (registered letter is suggested), to the address:
Caixa Geral de AposentaçõesApartado 11941054-001 LisboaPortugal
The application is limited to 31 December of the year identified in the tax residency certificate, so it needs to be renewed annually.
The delivery of documents must occur until the 20th of the month following the withholding tax due (legal deadline for the delivery of the tax to the Tax and Customs Authority), for example: to take effect in January, they must be received at the CGA by the 20th of February (if it is not possible to avoid the retention in the same month, the adjustment will be made together with the pension to be credited in the following month).
From this date, the pensioner may request the reimbursement of the IRS withheld in the meantime by sending to the CGA, also by post mail - to the address indicated above - the original completed form of the Model 24-RFI (available here). In this case the Tax and Customs Authority will be responsible for carrying out the aforementioned reimbursement.
Note: Legislation and most documents are in Portuguese language only