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Brazil - software developers exempted from industrial products tax
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • July 15 2013

The Brazilian IRS's 9th Regional Office (which comprises the states of Parana and Santa Catarina) has recently decided that software developers and


Social security contributions for IT companies reduced
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 14 2009

On 21 August 2009, the President of Brazil ratified a new decree creating tax benefits including reductions in the social security contributions paid by companies that provide information technology (IT) services or communications and IT services, including systems and software development, programming, data processing, software licensing, consulting, and maintenance and support services


New law on electronic monitoring of prisoners
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 26 2009

The Rio de Janeiro State Governor ratified Bill of Law No. 10172007 establishing rules relating to the electronic monitoring of prisoners


Curriculum company condemned for stealing CVs
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • November 23 2009

A judge from the State of São Paulo has condemned a large online recruiting services company to pay damages in the amount R$13 million (approximately US$6.5 million) as a result of unfair competition and the irregular appropriation of information from a competitor's database


Government begins replacing paper IDs with electronic ID cards
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 22 2011

On 17 January 2010, the Government started to replace Brazilian paper IDs with electronic ID cards called RIC (Civilian Identity Registration


Electronic commerce and online auctions website is ordered to indemnify client for unsuccessful purchase
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • January 6 2011

A court from the State of Minas Gerais ordered an electronic commerce and online auctions website to pay damages to a user who purchased a laptop through the website and did not receive the product


Rio de Janeiro's labour court rules that a company has to restore the corporate e-mails of a former employee
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • May 24 2011

Rio de Janeiro's Labour Court has decided that a Brazilian newspaper has to restore a former journalist's corporate e-mails that had been forwarded to another employee by the time she was dismissed


Positive consumer information databases created in Brazil
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 28 2011

The Government has enacted Provisional Measure no. 5182010, which provides for the creation of databases on positive consumer information that contain data about timely payments and the due performance of obligations


House of Representatives approves measure giving tax incentives to tablets
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 25 2011

The House of Representatives approved Provisional Measure n. 534, which grants tax incentives for the sale of tablets in Brazil


Small IT companies to challenge change in social security
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • May 11 2012

An association of data processing and information technology (IT) services companies from the State of São Paulo (Seprosp) has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging Federal Law No. 12.54612 (the Law), which has changed the calculation of Brazilian social security contributions applicable to the IT sector from 20 over the companies' payrolls to 2.5 over their revenue