New Brazilian Tax Regulation for imported goods purchased online



The government will launch this year a system to automate the inspection of purchases made through the internet in order to avoid that Brazilians consumers purchase foreign products online without the convenient taxation.

As Edna Moratto, chief of the of special customs controls of Federal Revenue Bureau of Brazil, explains the prediction is that the system, developed in partnership with Correios (Brazilian Post Office), will be deployed in January of 2015. “Federal taxes incurred on foreign purchases sent by postal services are of 60%, with addition of the State Value-Added Tax (ICMS). Correios will now be responsible to collect these taxes”, points out Moratto.

Currently, all products purchased in foreign establishments are being taxed, regardless of the amount involved. Nevertheless, there are exceptions of products that are not taxed – books, journals, prescription drugs and goods sent by individuals with a value of up to US$ 50. In 2013, Brazil received a volume of 18.8 million packages of goods, registering an average volume of 1.2 million per month. The average increased to 1.7 million this year, with forecasts to grow even more.

In the current system, the good purchased by the customer arrives, goes to the sampling process and subsequently has its tax calculated. Shortly after the consumer receives a notification from Correios, pays the tax and withdraws the good. With the new system, the government will know what is being bought even before the arrival of the good, because the website will forward the information to the Federal Revenue Bureau of Brazil in advance.

This measure by the Brazilian Government confirms our policy of developing transparent and compliant operational models, thus these changes do not have an impact on the business of any of our clients. We are happy to offer our stable long-term solution also to other merchants.

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