Rules from the Federal Government, in partnership with a series of countries, help workers to avoid being burdened twice, and also prevent tax evasion.
Many Brazilians desire a professional experience abroad, either a short one or even the opportunity of following a career outside Brazil. However, so that the dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare, it’s necessary to be informed about the many agreements that avoid double taxation that have been signed between the Brazilian Government and a series of countries all over the world. The aim of these agreements is not only to help the taxpayer avoid paying the same type of tax twice, in Brazil and in the destination country, but also to ensure a fair taxed amount.
Besides avoiding penalizing the Brazilian tourist, the agreements against double taxation are important instruments against illegalities such as tax evasion, that is, noncompliance with payment of taxes. However, for these agreements to be used, it is necessary to understand and to strictly comply with the text. Another important detail is to be aware of the validity of the agreements, always seeking trustworthy sources of information, preferably in portals connected to the Federal Government. In this case, the best indication is to seek a specialized consultancy. (Learn about FINK’s specialized consultancy for those who wish to work abroad).
On the site of the Brazilian IRS, check out the complete list of Agreements to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion. Check out the complete list of countries that have agreements with Brazil: South Africa, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Slovakia, Philippines, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela.