Taxes On Products In Brazil

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A law was passed a year ago that required an estimate of the taxes you are paying be shown on your receipt.  I have only seen this on receipts from supermarkets.   My always ranges from 31-37%.

The Brazilian Economic Model needs some serious adjustments!

Source:  World Bank

10 countries where you work least to pay taxes in 2013:

  1. Maldivas: 0 horas
  2. United Arab Emeriates: 12 horas
  3. Bahrain: 36 horas
  4. Qatar: 36 horas
  5. Bahamas: 58 horas
  6. Luxemburg: 59 horas
  7. Oman: 62 horas
  8. Switzerland: 63 horas
  9. Ireland: 76 horas
  10. Sycheslles: 76 horas

The top 10 countries where tax professionals spend the most time to comply with tax laws.

  1. Brasil: 2.600 horas
  2. Bolívia: 1.080 horas
  3. Vietnã: 941 horas
  4. Nigéria: 938 horas
  5. Venezuela: 864 horas
  6. Bielorrússia: 798 horas
  7. Chade: 732 horas
  8. Mauritânia: 696 horas
  9. Senegal: 666 horas
  10. Ucrânia: 657 horas

 

Medicines      36%
Motorcycles up to  125 cc       44,40%
Motorcycles above  125 cc     49,78%
Electricity:        45,81%
Telefone            47,87%
Gasolina            57,03%
Cigerattes         81,68%

BASIC FOOD ITEMS ——————————–

Beef                18,63%
Chicken:        17,91%
Fish                18,02%
Salt                  29,48%
Flour               34,47%
Rice:                 18,00%
Soybean Oil:        37,18%
Flour:                34,47%
Beans:                  18,00%
Sugar:                40,40%
Milk:                 33,63%
Café                    36,52%
Macaroni:            35,20%
Margarine:           37,18%
Tomato Sauce:      36,66%
Peas:                 35,86%
Corn Ears:         37,37%
Cookies:               38,50%
Chocolate            32,00%
Chocolate Drinks:      37,84%
Eggs:                    21,79%
Fruits:                  22,98%

CLEANING PRODUCTS ——————————————

Alcohol:                      43,28%
Detergents:                 40,50%
Cleaning Products:      40,50%
Soap, bar:                     40,50%
Soap, powder      42,27%
Disinfectant:         37,84%
Água sanitária     37,84%
Esponja de aço   44,35%

BASIC HYGIENE PRODUCTS ————————————–

Handsoap:                 42%
Shampoo:                 52,35%
Conditioner:            47,01%
Desodorant:            47,25%
Razors:                  41,98%
Toilet Paper:        40,50%
Toothpaste:         42,00%

SCHOOL SUPPLIES———————————————–

Pens:                  48,69%
Pencils:               36,19%
Erasers:             44,39%
Plastic School Bags:  41,17%
Agenda:                    44,39%
Paper, photocopier:         38,97%
Papel                   38,97%
Books:                   13,18%
Backpacks:              40,82%
Rulers:                  45,85%
Juices:                    37,84%
Water:                  45,11%

BEVERAGES———————————————–

Beer:                   56,00%
Cachaça              83,07%
Soft Drink:        47,00%

 

CD                       47,25%

DVD                     51,59%

Toys          41,98%

 

KITCHEN————————————————————–

Plates                44,76%
Cup                  45,60%
Thermos           43,16%
Silverware               42,70%
Pans                    44,47%
Towels                36,33%
Sheets                 37,51%
Pillo                    36,00%
Blanket              37,42%

 

ELECTRIC APPLANCIES —————————————

Shoes               37,37%
Clothes              37,84%
Computer        38,00%
Kitchen Stove      39,50%
Mobile Phone   41,00%
Fan                    43,16%
Iron                    44,35%
Refriderator        47,06%
Microwave         56,99%

 

Fertilizers       27,07%

Bricks              34,23%

Roof Tiles         34,47%

 

Paint                 45,77%

Don’t forget the taxes on your salary!!!!

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Road Tripping Through Argentina’s Most Extreme Wine Country – WSJ

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Other wineries in Cafayate worth a visit include Piattelli Vineyards, Finca Quara, and Bodega Domingo Molina (pictured).A guide to the best vineyards and attractions of the Salta province, where world-class wines share the spotlight with a surreal, mountainous landscape.

Source: Road Tripping Through Argentina’s Most Extreme Wine Country – WSJ

OBS:

Argie wine is available in Brazil and price wise comparable to Brazilian wines.  My BR Brother-in-Law visited Mendoza a year ago and really enjoyed the experience.  He’s a wine fanantico!   Studied in France.

Mendoza is the Province South of Salta.

I was at the Mendoza airport in 1970 for a tech stopover on a US Air Force flight going to Montevideo from the Canal Zone in Panama via Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.  We couldn’t leave the plane, but they opened the back doors of the aircraft giving us a spectacular view of the Andes.  

Mendoza is on my Bucket List.

Former Executives in Brazil Make Deal in Exchange for House Arrest | The Rio Times | Brazil News

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Former Gutierrez Andrade employees t have agreed to turn state’s evidence in Lava Jato corruption scandal.

Source: Former Executives in Brazil Make Deal in Exchange for House Arrest | The Rio Times | Brazil News

OBS:

When I read this, my first thought was “Well, the jetinho is working.”  I may be wrong, but I have History on my side.  A couple of years from now I doubt any of these guys are in jail.   Yet, it is a big step in the right direction.

Video: Vibrant scenes as thousands party Rio Carnival in Brazil, despite health worries – Telegraph

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A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked Rio Carnival goers continue to party despite Zika virus fears

Source: Video: Vibrant scenes as thousands party Rio Carnival in Brazil, despite health worries – Telegraph

 

OBS:

Here in Goiania it is quiet.  Everyone, who can or wants to, has gone to the lakes or the coast.  There will be local parties, but nothing like you will see on International TV.   Those all happen in Recife, Salvador, Rio and Sao Paulo and a few cities in between.  Actually, all along the coast, there are small communities that will have great Carnival.  But, International tourist go to Rio, and Salvador, which is understandable.  If you ever get the chance to go to the interior….consider it.  It’s the difference between going to the Superbowl/World Cup and a local championship game of American football in Texas or a local soccer championship in the UK.

Notes From the Zika Beat: Heartbreak at the Hospital – The New York Times

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The Times’s Brazil bureau chief, Simon Romero, reports from the front lines of the recent outbreak.

Source: Notes From the Zika Beat: Heartbreak at the Hospital – The New York Times

 

OBS:

Good read written by Simon Romero, NYT, on Zika in Recife.  This type of boots on the ground report makes it “personal and up close”.

 

Zika outbreak: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to battle mosquitoes to curb virus – Telegraph

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President deploys 500,000 personnel to tackle the crisis as South American health ministers hold emergency meeting

Source: Zika outbreak: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to battle mosquitoes to curb virus – Telegraph

OBS:

Brazil has had a problem with the Dengue-carrying mosquito for years, which is the same one that is carrying the Zika virus, and what did the Government do?

Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

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Zika has been found in the saliva and urine of two patients in Brazil and while it is not known if such body fluids could transmit the virus, the discovery could make pregnant revelers wary of kissing strangers during the country’s often uninhibited Carnival festivities.

Source: Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

 

 

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