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Being More Tax Efficient


Brazilian exporters either acquire or lease imported machine in Brazil, paying full importation and related taxes

Even if such equipment has no national equivalent, importation and related taxes can amount to 30% or more of its final price:

  • The payment of some of these taxes are credits that can offset federal and state taxes;

  • Many exporters have tax credits in abundance and such taxes end up being an additional cost of doing business.


Brazilian tax laws permit for temporary equipment importation, which allows for a reduction on the importation and related taxes: 

  • This is common practice for airplanes and offshore platforms but not used for mining, pulp and paper and other commodity exporters;

  • Tax reduction, using temporary importation, can be significant when compared to the final equipment price and be a source of competitive edge.

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