HOW TO ISSUE A GREEN RECEIPT AND COMPLETE THE MODELO 30 FORM, FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS

by | Jun 10, 2024 | Alojamento Local, Fiscal, Owners

This author manages an Alojamento Local WhatsApp group for English speakers (click the link to join), which has more than 650 members, including AL owners, lawyers, accountants, ALEP management members and property managers, amongst others. Today, a group member very kindly posted two quick guides to the group, and gave us permission to publish the guides here, in the hope that they reach a wider audience.

Both guides have been made using screenshots from the Finanças portal while browsing with the Google Chrome translate functionality set to English, so that the menu options are clear to non-Portuguese speakers.

QUICK GUIDE TO ISSUE GREEN RECEIPTS

The first guide shows an Alojamento Local owner how to issue a “recibo verde” for a booking payment. It’s worth noting here that as the guide clearly shows, owners should issue a receipt/invoice for the full amount that the guest pays, including the Airbnb host fee, but excluding the Airbnb guest fee.

The guide shows an example of a reservation from Airbnb and another from Booking.com, so that readers can see what the final amount indicated on the green receipt should be. There is also an indication on how to cancel the receipt if necessary.

Click here to download the quick guide to issue a green receipt.

QUICK GUIDE TO COMPLETE THE MODELO 30 FORM

The second guide is on how to complete the Modelo 30 form. Modelo 30 is used whenever you have paid commission or other expenses to any foreign company (e.g. Airbnb or Booking.com commissions). The green receipt guide above shows an example of an Airbnb booking and the amount that should be declared in the Modelo 30 form later.

Click here to download the quick guide to completing the Modelo 30 form.

Both guides are published with permission from their author, Liesa Eckhardt, who owns and runs the Vistas de Serenidade Alojamento Local accommodation, close to Carvalhal, in Portugal’s Silver Coast region.