The challenges of tax reform in Brazil.

One of the biggest challenges for the year 2023 is the government’s chess game with the National Congress to approve the long-awaited tax reform. An important date in this history is approaching: it is the 23rd of May, when the rapporteur of the proposal of the working group on the subject in the National Congress, deputy Aguinaldo Ribeiro, will deliver the final report with the opinion on the changes that will impact the Brazilian system based on a possible approval.
In an interview with LexLatin, lawyer Marina Chaves comments on tax reform, mainly with regard to changes for companies, if approved under current terms.

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