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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


Brazilian Ministry of Justice creates blog for collaborative development of bill of law on data protection
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 3 2011

The Ministry of Justice has launched a blog to stimulate public debate and receive contributions from members of civil society for the development of a draft bill of law on data protection


Tax incentives for the manufacturing of tablets in Brazil
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • August 10 2011

The Brazilian Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, stated that the inclusion of tablets in the list of products that benefit from tax incentives will reduce the production cost of these devices by 31


Email service provider required to identify author of anonymous email
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • November 30 2009

The Superior Court of the State of Rio Grande do Sul has ruled that persons who are offended by anonymous emails are permitted to access data about the senders


Court decision on means of evidencing software licences
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • September 30 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Superior Court of Justice in Brazil decided that written software licence agreements and fiscal documents are not the only admissible means of evidence to prove that the end-user has obtained a valid licence to use software programs


Court decision on use of pirated software
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 7 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice ordered a company from the State of Paraná to pay indemnification corresponding to ten times the price of each copy of a software program that the company was using without a licence


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


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


New regulation on tax deduction of costs relating to training of software development personnel
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • March 2 2010

The Federal Revenue Department has issued Normative Ruling No 9862009


Brazilian Government discusses renewal of tax benefits for the IT industry
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • December 15 2009

The Brazilian Government has been negotiating the details of a proposal to extend the tax incentives related to the IT industry