Individual - Taxes on personal income

Last reviewed - 05 January 2021

The PIT Code foresees, with the respective specificities, the segmentation of income into Groups, namely:

  • Group A:  Generally applicable to the income earned by employees.
  • Group B:  Income earned by self-employed workers.
  • Group C:  Income earned by individuals carrying out an industrial or commercial activity listed in the minimum profits table in force, attached to the PIT Code.

Personal income tax rates

Group B and Group C taxpayers are subject to PIT in line with the regime provided for business and professional income.

The PIT Code provides two regimes of taxation of income derived by Group B taxpayers, and the withholding tax rules depend on the payer's status:

(1) when the income is paid by companies, or individuals who have a simplified accounting or a general accounting model/organized accounting, the taxable amount corresponds to the value of the service and is subject to withholding tax at a rate of 6.5% (15% if payable to non-resident entities);

(2) when the income is paid by entities that do not meet the requirements mentioned in (1) above, the taxable income is determined by the service provided based on his accounting records or based on the available records of purchases, sales and services rendered, or based on the data available by the tax authorities according to the specific rules applicable to taxpayers of Group B and subject to a 25% tax rate. Taxpayers maintaining an accounting books and records, simplified accounting model or purchase and sale or services provided registration book are allowed to deduct up to 30% of incurred expenses in the computation of taxable income. Taxpayers of Group B with no organized nor simplified accounting models are not entitled to deduct costs and the tax is levied over all income.

For Group C taxpayers with organized accounting, the taxable income (not subject to withholding tax) should be determined, with the necessary adjustments, in similar terms as the ones applicable to taxpayers subject to the general CIT regime. Group C taxpayers without organized accounting may determine the taxable income (not subject to withholding tax) according to deemed profits (table of minimum profits) or, when exceeding certain limits, the turnover (sales of goods and services rendered).

Taxable income Rate (%)

Amount of profits not subject to withholding tax assessed through the accounting records of  individuals with organized accounting (Groups B and C).

Amount of profits established in the minimum profits table (Group C) or amount of sales of goods and services not subject to withholding tax, when the taxpayer has turnover in excess of four times the maximum value established in the minimum profits table.


Fees paid to self-employed individuals are subject to a 6.5 % withholding tax when the payer has organized or simplified accounting models.

Business and professional income derived by non-resident professionals are generally subject to a final withholding tax of 15% on the gross amount. 15

For Group A, there are progressive income tax rates up to 25%, as follows:

Income (AOA) Payable tax (AOA)
Up to 70,000 Exempt
Between 70,001 and 100,000 3,000 + 10% upon the excess of 70,000
Between 100,001 and 150,000 6,000 + 13% upon the excess of 100,000
Between 150,001 and 200,000 12,500 + 16% upon the excess of 150,000
Between 200,001 and 300,000 31,250 + 18% upon the excess of 200,000
Between 300,001 and 500,000 49,250 + 19% upon the excess of 300,000
Between 500,001 and 1,000,000 87,250 + 20% upon the excess of 500,000
Between 1,000,001 and 1,500,000 187,250 + 21% upon the excess of 1,000,000
Between 1,500,001 and 2,000,000 292,250 + 22% upon the excess of 1,500,000
Between 2,000,001 and 2,500,000 402,250 + 23% upon the excess of 2,000,000
Between 2,500,001 and 5,000,000 517,250 + 24% upon the excess of 2,500,000
Between 5,000,001 and 10,000,000 1,117,250 + 24.5% upon the excess of 5,000,000
More than 10,000,001 2,342,250 + 25% upon the excess of 10,000,000

Investment Income Tax (IIT)

Individuals are also liable to IIT on interest, dividends, royalties, and other income of a similar nature. See the Taxes on corporate income section in the Corporate tax summary for more information.