Horácio Veiga de Almeida Neto joined the Firm in 2011 as a senior lawyer and became a partner in 2019. He integrates the tax & controversy practice group, of which he was part in his previous passage in the office between 2000 and 2003.
Currently he leads the tax litigation practice group in the Rio de Janeiro office. He also deals with Customs Law Consultancy, related to the oil and gas industry, with emphasis on importation/exportation, tax customs regimes, charter agreements, etc.
He graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro with a degree in Law, and from Fundação Getúlio Vargas Rio de Janeiro with a specialization in Maritime Law.
Activities outside the office
Horácio is a member of the Customs Commission from the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter and a regular speaker in the subject.
Co-author of several books/articles, such as:
- Maritime Law: “Contract of Maritime Carriage of Goods”. FGV: Rio de Janeiro. 1st edition, 2008.
Representative matters and clients
- He advises local and multinational companies of different sectors. Amongst the representative clients, there are companies such as BP, Chevron, Transocean, NOV, Vale and the Groups Bloomin’ Brands (Outback, Abbraccio, etc) and Venbo (Bob’s).
The State of Rio de Janeiro regulates tax incentives for thermoelectric power plants
On September 21, 2021, the Rio de Janeiro State Governor issued Decrees 47,767 and 47,768, ruling on the special tax treatment granted to legal entities or legal entities consortia developed or intend to develop power plant projects in the State. These incentives are summarized below: Decree 47,767 – Law 9.214/21 – Power Plant Projects Decree […]
Taxpayers have until August 31, 2021 to join the Special ICMS Installment Payment Program (Tax Amnesty Program) in Rio de Janeiro
On June 7, 2021, was published the Supplementary Law No. 191/2021, which internalizes ICMS Agreement (Convênio) 72/2021 and amends Supplementary Law No. 189/2020 to extend until August 31, 2021, the possibility for Rio de Janeiro taxpayers to enroll into the Special Program for Payment in Installment of Tax Credits (PEP-ICMS). The referred Amnesty Program allows […]
Rio de Janeiro City create program called “Resolve Rio”
On May 4th, 2021, the General Attorney Office of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro enacted the Resolution No. 1.052/2021, introducing a new Amnesty Program (the “Resolve Rio”). The “Resolve” allows taxpayers to settle their debts with the Rio de Janeiro Municipality with reductions of interest, punitive fines and late payment fees up to 60%. […]
Rio de Janeiro State enacted a new Amnesty Program for the payment (“PEP”) of tax debts in installments
New Special Payment Program (“PEP”), as governed by Decree# 47.488, of February 12, 2021 On February 17, 2021, the State of Rio de Janeiro Governor enacted Decree # 47,488/21, launching a new Amnestry Program, the Special Payment Program (“PEP”), for the payment of tax debts related to the State VAT tax (“ICMS”), State Donations and […]