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      PSP creates email to report animal                                                                                        Guimarães
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                                                                                                                                Guimarães
                                                                                                                                Guimarães
                                                                                                                                Guimarães
                                                                                                                                Court of Appeal
                                                                                                                                Court of Appeal
                                                                                                                                Court of Appeal
                                                                                                                                Court of Appeal
                                                                                                                                Court of Appeal
      mistreatment                                   Portugal’s PSP police force has created a dedicated email and              convicts judge
                                                                                                                                convicts judge
                                                                                                                                convicts judge
                                                                                                                                convicts judge
                                                                                                                                convicts judge
                                                     phone helpline for citizens to report cases of animal neglect.
                                                                                                                                for domestic
                                                                                                                                for domestic
                                                                                                                                for domestic
                                                                                                                                for domestic
                                                                                                                                for domestic
            imilar to the      Protection Service) force,  mistreatment –       In addition to the email, the  imprisonment for up to two  violence
                                                                                                                                violence
                                                                                                                                violence
                                                                                                                                violence
                                                                                                                                violence
            GNR’s SEPNA        the PSP police force now  defesanimal@psp.pt –   police also created the  years or with a fine of up to
            (Nature and        also has specific contacts  which can be used by any  helpline 21POLICIA  240 days.
                                                                                                                                 Guimarães Court of
                                                                                                                                 Guimarães Court of
                                                                                                                                Guimarães Court of
                                                                                                                                 Guimarães Court of
      SEnvironment             to report animal        citizen.                 (217654242), through    The PSP also announced  Guimarães Court of
                                                                                which concerned citizens  “internal training, so that in  Appeal sentenced a
                                                                                                                                 Appeal sentenced a
                                                                                                                                 Appeal sentenced a
                                                                                                                                 Appeal sentenced a
                                                                                                                                Appeal sentenced a
                                                                                can also make the       all police divisions, police
                                                                                                                                 judge from Famalicão
                                                                                                                                 judge from Famalicão
                                                                                                                                 judge from Famalicão
                                                                                                                                judge from Famalicão
                                                                                denunciations or ask for  are able to provide the  judge from Famalicão
                                                                                clarifications.         necessary support to those  to one and a half year
                                                                                                                                 to one and a half year
                                                                                                                                to one and a half year
                                                                                                                                 to one and a half year
                                                                                                                                 to one and a half year
                                                                                The PSP underlines that,  who need it and to trigger
                                                                                                                                 in prison on probation
                                                                                                                                 in prison on probation
                                                                                                                                in prison on probation
                                                                                                                                 in prison on probation
                                                                                under the law that came  the procedures required by  in prison on probation
                                                                                into force in October last  current law”.       on Monday for
                                                                                                                                on Monday for
                                                                                                                                 on Monday for
                                                                                                                                 on Monday for
                                                                                                                                 on Monday for
                                                                                year, ill-treatment and  The GNR’s SEPNA has the
                                                                                                                                domestic violence.
                                                                                                                                 domestic violence.
                                                                                                                                 domestic violence.
                                                                                                                                 domestic violence.
                                                                                abandonment of animals  number 808 200 520,     domestic violence.
                                                                                is a crime. The law states  available for reporting  The defendant was also
                                                                                that “anyone who, without  cases of animal or   sentenced to pay €7,500
                                                                                legitimate cause, inflicts  environmental concern.  in compensation to his
                                                                                pain, suffering or any  Recent data from the GNR,  former partner.
                                                                                other physical ill-     gathered through its      The defendant sent to
                                                                                treatment on a          Nature and Environment  his former partner mobile
                                                                                companion animal shall  Protection Service      and email messages as
                                                                                be punished with        (SEPNA), show that since  he was dissatisfied with
                                                                                imprisonment for up to  last October and until June  the fact that in 2011 she
                                                                                one year or with a fine of  of this year, 2,239  ended the 4-year long
                                                                                up to 120 days”.        complaints of           relationship.
                                                                                The law also provides that  mistreatment were     The same judge had
                                                                                the death of the animal or  registered.         also been convicted by the
                                                                                the “deprivation of an  About eight per every 50  Guimaraes Court of
                                                                                important organ or a limb  incidents reported become  Appeal to a fine for
                                                                                or serious and permanent  criminal cases (about five  perjury, in a case that also
      Police have created a special email address through which citizens can report the
      Police have created a special email address through which citizens can report the  impairment of its ability to  per month) and 2,240 were  involved the former
      Police have created a special email address through which citizens can report the
      Police have created a special email address through which citizens can report the
      Police have created a special email address through which citizens can report the
      mistreatment of animals. (Photo: Lusa)
      mistreatment of animals. (Photo: Lusa)
      mistreatment of animals. (Photo: Lusa)                                    move” is punishable with  offences.             partner.                     TPN/Lusa
      mistreatment of animals. (Photo: Lusa)
      mistreatment of animals. (Photo: Lusa)
      UK Government issues reminder on stiffer penalties for unpaid taxes on
                                      As part of the British Government’s “Requirement to Correct” legislation, UK taxpayers must make sure that all their
                                      As part of the British Government’s “Requirement to Correct” legislation, UK taxpayers must make sure that all their
                                      As part of the British Government’s “Requirement to Correct” legislation, UK taxpayers must make sure that all their
                                      As part of the British Government’s “Requirement to Correct” legislation, UK taxpayers must make sure that all their
      foreign income                  As part of the British Government’s “Requirement to Correct” legislation, UK taxpayers must make sure that all their
                                      foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to HMRC before 30 September 2018.
                                      foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to HMRC before 30 September 2018.
                                      foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to HMRC before 30 September 2018.
                                      foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to HMRC before 30 September 2018.
                                      foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to HMRC before 30 September 2018.
        From the 1 October 2018, new,  However, many people may  declared to HMRC.            example people who rent out  independent professional advice
      substantially higher penalties will  not realise that some  HMRC is therefore urging    their UK home whilst living in  before deciding what to do next.
      apply for those who have failed to  straightforward actions, such as  people to check they have paid the  Portugal or another country.  Further guidance on how to
      pay all the tax due on foreign  renting out a property in Portugal  right tax on their offshore assets,  If you are concerned that you  inform HMRC via the Worldwide
      income and assets.            or transferring income and   before tougher penalties are  haven’t told HMRC about foreign  Disclosure Facility, including
        The vast majority of people and  assets from one country to  introduced from 1 October 2018.  income assets, or that you have  how to register and when
      businesses pay the right amount  another, could mean having to  Although the Requirement to  transferred income abroad without  payment is due, can be found on
      of tax. The requirement to correct  pay tax in the UK. This includes  Correct applies to people who  paying the UK tax on it, you should  the HMRC website at
      legislation is aimed at those who  having income from an asset in  pay tax in the UK, it could still  make a disclosure to HMRC  www.gov.uk/guidance/
      fail to pay tax on their offshore  Portugal or anywhere else in the  affect people if they live abroad  before the 30 September 2018.  worldwide-disclosure-facility-
      income or assets.             world. These must all be     and pay tax outside the UK, for  You could also consider taking  make-a-disclosure.
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