Joaquim Pedro Lampreia, partner of the Tax practice, speaks to Jornal de Negócios on the legal changes introduced this year that allows municipalities and city councils to request an update on the equity value of properties, that can led to the increase of IMI - Municipal Property Tax (Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis).

In the article entitled “municipalities can reassess real estate and increase IMI” the partner states "The IMI is a municipal tax, but the municipalities hardly have any influence in practice. It is, without a doubt, about giving more power to the municipalities in such matters".