Brazilian Federal Revenue Office and National Treasury Attorney-General’s Office (PGFN) sign a public notice acceding to the agreement of tax litigation transaction

The agreement allows debts to be paid at a discount of up to 50%.

International Maritime Labor Convention takes effect

Brazil became a member of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), an International Labor Organization Convention.

STF finishes the trial concerning the exclusion of ICMS from PIS/Cofins

The Federal Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal - “STF”), in a historic decision, has sustained on this Thursday (May 13) the interpretation that the ICMS may not be included in the calculation basis of PIS/Cofins

Legislation determines the distancing of pregnant employees from face-to-face work

The Law 14.151 determining the distancing of pregnant women from face-to-face work during the validity of the public health emergency situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deadline extension: Rais can be reported until April 30

The Special Secretariat for Social Security and Labor has extended the reporting period of the Annual Social Information List (Relação Anual de Informações Sociais - Rais) base year 2020.

Covid-19: Technical Note clarifies about the occupational health and safety measures

The Technical Note provides additional guidance to employers concerning the risk of contamination by coronavirus at the work environment.

Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and Ordinary General Meeting for accounts approval: the deadline is on April 30

Since most companies adopt a period that coincide with the fiscal year-end, the deadline for the Annual Shareholders' Meeting or Annual General Meeting is April 30.

STF Decision on the unconstitutionality of the registration requirement for service providers from other municipalities – Practical effects

Practical effects of the STF Decision on the unconstitutionality of the registration requirement for service providers from other municipalities.

“Pandemic Transaction”: PGFN establishes new deadlines to settle debits

The National Treasury General Attorney (Procuradoria-Geral da Fazenda Nacional - “PGFN”) has stated a new way to negotiate debits called “Transação da Pandemia” (or Pandemic Transaction)

DEF: Companies receiving foreign investment must report to Bacen by March 31

Until March 31, companies receiving direct foreign investment with assets or equity equal to or greater than R$ 250 million must report the DEF to Bacen.
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