Receita Federal Tag Archive

Brazil-Norway Double Tax Agreement Amended

More power to the authorities and less secrecy for taxpayers. On 9 August 2019, Decree 9,966/2019 was published. This was the last step required for the Protocol amending the...

OECD Requests Input on Brazil’s Mutual Agreement Procedures

Quick Read: As part of its Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) project, the OECD has requested that taxpayers provide input on Brazil’s mutual agreement procedures...

Brazil-China Customs Agreement in Force

On 30 October 2018, Federal Decree 9,542/2018 was published in the official gazette. The Brazil-China Agreement on Mutual Administrative and Customs Matters was signed by the...

New Law Brings Pragmatism to Brazilian Judicial and Administrative Decisions

Key Points Law 13,655/2018 (the “Law”) came into force on 26 April 2018. The Law introduces important changes to the decision-making process at both administrative and...

Improvements to Brazilian Central Bank Rules on International Capital Flows

On 9 March 2017 the Central Bank of Brazil (“BACEN”) published Circular DC/BACEN 3,883/2018. This regulation amends two key BACEN regulations: Circular 3,689/2013 (which...

Withholding income tax on foreign educational, scientific or cultural services

On 21 November 2017, the Brazilian Federal Revenue Department (Receita Federal do Brasil, “RFB”) published Private Ruling 519/2017 which addresses the charging of...

Greater Scrutiny by Customs over Illicit Funds

The Brazilian Federal Revenue Department (Receita Federal do Brasil, “RFB”) Normative Ruling 1,678/2016 (“NR 1,678/2016”) sets out the rules for inspection,...