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Tax in Brazil

Global financial experts have called Brazil’s tax and legal system “among the world’s most convoluted.” Part of the explanation of this is that while the Federal government establishes general tax law, each state still retains autonomy to legislate taxes pertaining to heritage, vehicle, and transaction of goods and services. As a consequence, the nation is a jumble of differing laws, decrees and other legalities that can make deciphering tax requirements nearly impossible if you are not familiar with them all. As it is important to know the difference between laws that vary from state to state, you need someone who can help you to understand the various complications that can arise from doing business in a foreign location. Another piece of the confusion comes from what is called “cascade taxes”, which refers to the fact that multiple taxes are charged each time a transaction is made not mattering if any value was added by that transaction.
Our Brazilian lawyers understand both state and federal tax law, and they are prepared to come alongside and help you navigate through its daunting waters. Having an advocate who knows the country, is familiar with the government system, and can speak the language will help your company setup the best tax approach for your business or even detect unnecessary taxes being paid.

Litigation in both Judicial and Administrative Court

No matter what tax and other legal matters you need to deal with, we would be glad to help you. We offer a variety of specialties and services, including:

  • Conduct legal research, including procedural, administrative, or case law.
  • Conduct investigations and record searches.
  • Draft legal documents, correspondence and pleadings.
  • Document retrieval and filing in court.
  • Keep track of and report any pending legislation that may affect clients.

We may also help you with:

  • Attend executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with the lawyer.
  • Interview client to gather facts and background information.
  • Assist in preparing witnesses for court hearings.
  • Service of subpoenas and summonses.
  • Bilingual legal translation services.

Investing and opening a business in Brazil

Financial operations in Brazil require profound analysis and planning in order to mitigate risk and exposure. Only lawyers specialized in tax law can explain to you all the necessary steps to be taken not to get into trouble. They can help you with:

  • Definition of best tax model for operation
  • Setup of customer specific legal entity
  • Ensuring of compliance with the legislation
  • Legal representation of foreign investors
  • Legal measures in case of fraud

Starting a business in Brazil is a task that comes with many challenges. It is indispensable to be aware of the costs involved. That’s why you ought to look for the best professionals to advise you in this process.

Phone: 212-300-7174

Email: info@oliveiralawyers.com