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Yes, employees in Portugal are legally entitled to two bonuses each year: one in summer and one at Christmas. This means employees receive 14 payments each year, rather than 12.
Generally, an employee’s annual salary will simply be divided by 14 and paid in individual installments, as opposed to simply making one payment each calendar month.
In Portugal, the 13th and 14th-month salaries must be paid in summer and mid-December, respectively.
Normally when an employer makes an offer, they will divide their budget by 14 (12 calendar months, + the 13th and 14th month salaries); the 13th month salary in Portugal is normally distributed in June, and the 14th month is normally distributed in December
Yes, the 13th and 14th month salary payments are taxable as normal income in Portugal.
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The 13th and 14th months are required by law in Portugal.