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Taxation and Reinsurance in Brazil: Regulatory Update

COSIT CONSULTATION RESPONSE 62/2017 The following are comments to the effects of COSIT Consultation Response No. 62, published on 20 January 2017, which the General Office to Coordinate Taxation (“COSIT”) of the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (“RFB”) expressed its position on the tax regime applicable to reinsurance companies operating in Brazil. Portuguese language is below.… Continue Reading

Insurance Update: Brazil Federal Regional Court

BRAZILIAN FEDERAL REGIONAL COURT: IMPORTATION AND COFINS-IMPORTATION APPLIES TO (RE)INSURANCE BUSINESS By Campos Mello Advogados, an independent law firm in Brazil in Cooperation with DLA Piper   The Brazilian Federal Regional Court recently unanimously decided that insurance policies and reinsurance agreements are equivalent to rendering of services; therefore PIS-importation and COFINS-importation (PIS/COFINS-importation) applies to premiums … Continue Reading
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