Latin America: Updates on Wealth Tax in...

In brief The COVID-19 pandemic, together with populist politics, political instability, and public health and security concerns, has increased the number of bills of law aimed at addressing taxation of significant amounts of revenues, commonly known as Wealth Tax. We are facing a trend among Latin American jurisdictions to propose and in some cases to […]

Reopening of the Tax Amnesty Program of...

On 11 May 2020, the municipality of Rio de Janeiro reopened its tax amnesty program called “Concilia Rio.” The program was created through Law # 5.854/2015 and offers taxpayers the possibility to renegotiate their municipal tax debts, including but not limited to services tax (“ISS”), real state tax (”IPTU”) debts, whether registered or not on […]

Rio de Janeiro’s Executive Branch...

On May 15, 2020, the State of Rio de Janeiro published Law no. 8,824 / 20, authorizing Rio de Janeiro Governor to create ICMS tax benefits to fight and prevent COVID-19. The benefits may be extended to imports of assets listed in the annex to the Law, as well as on their internal and interstate […]


Following the actions to prevent the infection and the spread of COVID-19, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has just published an update regarding deadline extension in the Electronic Official Bulletin No. 2575, of May 12, 2020. The temporary suspension of all deadlines (previously covering the time period from March 16, 2020 to May […]


On March 2nd, 2020, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security issued the Ordinance No. 71/2020, which establishes rules for the formalization of Consent Decrees within the Consumer Nacional Secretariat (“SENACON”) in administrative proceedings or preliminary investigations. The parties can execute Consent Decrees either before, during or after the conclusion of administrative proceeding, at first […]

National Consumer Secretariat issues te...

In January 2020, the National Consumer Secretariat (“SENACON”) published Technical Notes No. 4/2020 and No. 6/2020, which provide for new guidelines for recall procedures, that is regulated by Ordinance No. 618/2019 (“Recall Ordinance”) from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and by article 10 of the Brazilian Consumer Defense Code (Federal Law No. 8.078 […]

Ordinance of Ministry of Economy no. 53...

On September 29, 2019, the Minister of Economy Mr. Paulo Guedes issued the Ordinance ME no. 531 creating the Federal Tax Administration Committee (“COSAT”), which is liable to issue and establish binding precedents for the Administrative Tax Appeals Council (CARF) and National Treasury’s General Prosecution Office (PGFN). The aforementioned Ordinance does not foresee, in the […]

Provisional Measure Setting Forth an Ag...

It was published today, October 17, 2019, the so-called “Provisional Measure of Legal Taxpayers”, which sets forth the conditions for the Federal Treasury and the taxpayers with tax debts undertaking agreements to resolve the litigation. The Provisional Measure regulates the rule set forth in Article 171 of the Nacional Tax Code, which refers to the […]

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