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CXC Latin America

Brazil

By far the largest of the Latin American countries, Brazil occupies nearly half of the South American continent and has the largest population. Brasilia is the capital but Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are where industry is highly concentrated, hence are the largest cities. Brazil’s core culture is derived from Portugal strongly influenced by African and non-Portuguese European cultures. Living and working in Brazil means enjoying a country where the people are well known for their zest and passion for life.

Brazil is one of the world largest energy consumers with much of its energy coming from renewable sources, particularly ethanol and hydroelectricity. Automobiles, petrochemicals, steel for aircraft, computers, and consumer good are all components of the Brazil industry. Often referred as the land of coffee, Brazil is also one of the largest producer and exporter of coffee beans, sugar cane, oranges, papayas, and some other fruits and so it is not surprising, that roughly one fifth of the workforce is directly involved in agriculture.

Contracting in Latin America is not a simple task and has many on-costs for employers. Most in country tax laws do not recognise contractors per se, hence contract workers may need to be remunerated as employees, taxes withheld and paid to various city, state and federal governments, and reserve funds held for other entitlements until end of contract. Please contact CXC Global for professional advice on the specific legislation applying in the country in order to facilitate contractors and foreign nationals working in Brazil. Forward planning is of the essence to optimize costs. Brazil has entered into Double Taxation Treaties with other countries.

For foreign national contract workers, contracting in Brazil, it would be wise to consult with CXC Global on the best way to structure, and how best to balance your taxation.

With our extensive experience and expertise in contractor management, and assisting organisations with their contingent workforce, CXC Global has the resources and solutions to manage the administration process associated with contracting in Brazil, facilitating accounting services and administration, local tax calculations, social security registration, tax balancing and preparation of personal income tax return at the end of the tax year.

The services provided by our local office in the country include
  • Accounting services
  • Monthly payroll calculations and regulatory obligations
  • Legal benefits including social security, and other benefits such as paid public holidays, vacation, 13 salary, etc.
  • Work visa sponsorship
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