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Discussion in 'Brazil Property' started by mitico67, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. mitico67

    mitico67 New Member

    Hi All, I've just received my CPF card! Does anybody knows when the annual return (in my case will be 0 as I didn't receive any income ) must be sent?thanks
     
  2. Janoulaki

    Janoulaki New Member

    Mitico,

    full info found here:
    http://www.pwc.com/images/soacat/brazilgrets2004.pdf
    (it isn't my website, but should help you to find an answer)

    Resident taxpayers must also file an annual income tax return (on or before 30 April
    of each year) to determine the actual amount of tax to be paid for the previous
    calendar year. The annual return includes a list of assets and liabilities that a taxpayer
    must report. This list must describe the relevant items of his/her net equity owned in
    Brazil and abroad (such as properties, vehicles, checking and savings accounts) and
    their respective values/balances at the end of the subject calendar year, as well as the
    previous one.
    In addition, resident taxpayers are required to inform to the Brazilian Central Bank
    about their assets and rights held outside Brazil, in case that it totalize more than
    USD$ 100,000.
    Generally, non-resident taxpayers are in one of the following categories.
    • Brazilian citizens living outside Brazil for more than 12 months.
    • Brazilian citizens who have lived outside Brazil since their date of leaving Brazil,
    providing a tax clearance certificate was obtained.
    • Foreigners holding temporary visas, but having no employment contract in Brazil,
    who remain in Brazil for less than 183 days (consecutively or not) in a 12 month
    period.
    Non-resident taxpayers are only subject to tax on their Brazilian-source income at a
    rate of 25% levied on labour and services revenues, effective January 1st, 1999.
    Brazilian-source income is considered to be all income paid by Brazilian-sourced
    payors, regardless of what, or which period, it relates to.

    Good luck
     
  3. michaelbush

    michaelbush New Member

    you also can check out the website of Jose Santiago who posts on here. He produced a very good article for the Gringoes.com forum on the subject.

    law office There you will find Brazilian Tax Infor -part 1 and 2. Very informative.
     
  4. debzor

    debzor New Member

    Furthermore, although your CPF is granted initially for 2 years, you have to re-register it each year by 30/11.
     
  5. surfingbrazil

    surfingbrazil New Member

    Hello Mitico67

    What you are suppoused to send within 30 NOV is the DAI: Declaracao anual de issento.
    However, this is for the previous year.
    Thus, if your CPF number was granted in 2007, you do no need to send anything now.

    By the way, I replied to your PM but you did not reply to me.
     
  6. JOELINO

    JOELINO New Member

    Hi all. I am a US Citizen and received my CPF number in 2006 by going to the Consulate in NY. I just did my declaration in November 2007 for the 2006 year and everything was ok. My question is this, am I supposed to receive a card? If so, how and when will I get it? Right now I just have the number that I received via the web site.
     
  7. shawnpuett

    shawnpuett New Member

    I was about to ask the same question the consolate website is very unclear of procedures. I also applied for a CPF from my local consolate in Miami and retreived the CPF number from the receita federal website but where can I get the card??? Do I need to pick it up in Brazil? What? WHO KNOWS? I hear there is a small company that takes care of CPF aplications from A-Z called CPFservicesbrazil They were refered to me by a lawfirm in Miami but their website is under construction and I cant find any contact for them.

     
  8. shawnpuett

    shawnpuett New Member

    The consolate website is very unclear of procedures. I also applied for a CPF from my local consolate in Miami and retreived the CPF number from the receita federal website but where can I get the card??? Do I need to pick it up in Brazil? What? WHO KNOWS? I hear there is a small company that takes care of CPF aplications from A-Z called CPFservicesbrazil They were refered to me by a lawfirm in Miami but their website is under construction and I cant find any contact for them.
     
  9. michaelbush

    michaelbush New Member

    If I remember rightly, when you apply you have to give a Brasilian address, and that is where they would send the card. You can also go to the Bank of Brasil, where you fill out more forms. apy the fee of around 5R$ and collect your card a few days later.
     
  10. debzor

    debzor New Member

    I concur - the CPF card will be sent to the address you gave them when initially applying.

    But I do not recommend anyone applying for a CPF card through their local consulate - it takes a very long time to receive the actual card - many months.

    Apply when in Brazil - it is much easier and only takes 24 hours to receive the number and 10-14 days to get the card sent to a convenient address here. If anyone is considering buying here, the CPF should be the first thing you do when here. If you are not going to Brazil - you do need a card, as you should never buy without visiting.
     
  11. shawnpuett

    shawnpuett New Member

    CPF application from Abroad

    I just got word from an English speaking attorney in Brazil that "when applying via the Brazilian Consulates abroad, the applicant does not get a card, only a number." Has anyone actually received a card from an application done outside of Brazil?
    It is worth it to hire a cpf service company such as cpfservicesbrazil to do everything for you their website is underconstruction but I got the guys contact at cpfservicesbrazilATliveDOTcom They can provide you with a real card withing a couple of weeks for a small fee although you will need to visit your consolate to have some copies of documents authenticated done in person then send the packet back to cpfservicesbrazil located inside Brazil, then they mail you your card back before you come to Brazil. Thats sweet! Unfortunately I found out to late.


     
  12. debzor

    debzor New Member

    Sorry for my typo - "If you are not going to Brazil - you do need a card, as you should never buy without visiting." should of course have read: "If you are not going to Brazil - you do NOT need a card, as you should never buy without visiting."
     
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