Receita Federal vai atrás de 6 mil empresas que devem impostos: “Brazilian federal tax authority goes after 6,000 companies that owe back taxes.”
It seems that fellow we talked to in a recent corner bar conversation was right: Communist terrorists who are the moral equivalent of al Qaeda are out to create a new dictatorship of the tax-and-spend welfare state.
He really said that. He also explained to us how to create funky, byzantine interstate corporate tax shelters, and that people from the Northeast are subhuman troglodytes. That was quite a bar conversation. Who brought that guy, anyway?
The tax authority recently swore in a new chief tax collector, amid a barrage of editorials warning the office was being “politicized.”
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Until recently, tax collection and collection of social security contributions were handled by separate agencies, which have now been combined. The new top taxman (a woman, actually) was quoted last week as saying that the transition led to “chaos” at the agency. Mightily pissing off her predecessor with the implied criticism, as the Estado de S. Paulo made a point of pointing out.
A Receita Federal anunciou nesta sexta-feira (8) que vai iniciar na próxima semana uma nova operação, com fiscalização “in loco” pelos auditores, desta vez para fiscalizar 6.032 empresas que omitiram receitas. Ao omitir os valores, as empresas pagaram menos impostos do que deveriam e, deste modo, sonegaram tributos. Com isso, obtiveram vantagens competitivas frente a seus concorrentes.
The Brazilian federal tax authority announced on Friday (August 8) that it will commence a new operation next week involving on-site audits of 6,032 companies that failed to report income. In failing to report income, companies pay fewer taxes than they ought to and are therefore engaging in tax evasion. In this way, they obtain competitive advantages over their competition.