Albuquerque controversy continues

Strong winds and seas continue

Albuquerque pictured recently

Miguel Albuquerque’s luxury villa, located in the parish of Ponta Delgada, suffered a 436% increase in the Municipal Property Tax (IMI), according to Correio da Manhã.

The new update from the Tax Authority, conducted at the beginning of February, meant that the (resigning?/shortly to be re-elected?)) president of the Regional Government will start paying €531 annually for what the Diario describes as his luxury “housing by the sea”, compared to the previous €99. 

The new property, which was built in the same location as a previous building (now demolished), was assigned an IMI tax asset value (VPT) of €177,149, compared to €33,214, for the previous construction. It is not clear when this revaluation took place.

“I accept the assessment and I do not intend to contest it”, highlighted Miguel Albuquerque to the morning newspaper, which mentions that the government official paid €120,000 for the purchase of the site with the old building. 

It is further stated that, due to this house which is currently used for AL (tourist accommodation), Albuquerque was also subject to a fine, for not having complied with the delivery deadline for IMI model 1, but was exempted from the fine by the Tax Authority and Customs, “for not having any tax default in the last five years”.

Strong winds and seas continue

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The Captaincy of Funchal updated the warning of strong winds and strong sea agitation, according to information received from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

According to a statement from the maritime authority, the current weather situation (wind and sea) for the seafront will continue until 6:00 pm tomorrow Wednesday (28th).

The wind will blow from the NE, fresh to very fresh, sometimes strong during the night. Visibility will be good, sometimes moderate. As for swell, on the North coast, waves from the NE of 3.5 to 4 metres, gradually decreasing to 3 to 3.5 metres, and, on the South coast, waves from the SE of 1 to 1.5 metres.

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2 thoughts on “Albuquerque controversy continues”

  1. If he was a house and was assessed wrong then the mistake is from the council services that should be aware that the house did suffer some changes still not expensive like my council taxe in UK that was 200.00 pounds a month .And the council taxe that I paid in Sintra is much less than in the UK.And what is the problemof him having a rental property many peoplehave them. And in many cases like is case that comes from a old family that did have old quintas the only way to maintaine them is selling up or rent or left them abandoned complete .

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